Can you recommend any books on quitting smoking?
The bulk of this brief bibliography is courtesy of Pete Dako. If you can recommend others, particularly in languages other than English, please e-mail [email protected]
CAUTION. PLEASE NOTE (and I can't overemphasize this): these recommendations fulfill the requirements of the Compost in every way: they are available through libraries and from bookshops, and no one in the group profits from their use or sale. It is acceptable to recommend a published title that fits these requirements; it is not acceptable to advertise one's own book, or to advertise on behalf of an associate.
- Riley, Gillian. How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good (London: Vermilion, c1992). 144 pp.
- Holmes, Peter, and Peggy Holmes. Out of the Ashes: Help for People Who Have Stopped Smoking (Minneapolis, Minn.: Deaconess Press, 1992). 280 p.
- Farquhar, John W. and Gene A.Spiller. The Last Puff - Ex-smokers Share The Secrets Of Success (New York : W.W. Norton, 1990.)
- Rustin, Terry A., M.D. Keep Quit! - A Motivational Guide to a Life Without Smoking: Quit & Stay Quit Nicotine Cessation Program (Hazeldon, 1996)
- Rogers, Jacquelyn, You Can Stop Smoking (Pocket Books, 1995). 304 pp.
- Carr, Allen. The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method (Penguin, 1987).
- Carr, Allen. The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently (Penguin Health Care & Fitness) (Penguin, 1995). Deals with other drug addictions as well as nicotine addiction.
From Pete Dako
In addition to those books, once I'd gone through early withdrawal I found books with more political focus about the tobacco industry really motivated me to never start smoking again.
Specifically: Merchants of Death The American Tobacco Industry, 1988 by Larry C. White
The Cigarette Underworld, 1985, edited by Alan Blum M.D.
The Gilded Leaf. Triumph, Tragedy, and Tobacco. Three Generations of the R. J. Reynolds Family and Fortune by Patrick Reynolds, Tom Shachtman, 1989
Smokescreen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Cover-Up by Philip J. Hilts. 1996.
Hooked but Not Helpless: Kicking Nicotine Addiction by Patricia Allison