52 Brilliant ideas to kick the habit for good.
Peter Cross and Clive Hopwood.
Nice softcopy, not too serious looking, smallish book , quite thick but the writing is quite large and there are lots of photo’s and tips so it’s not just blah blah blah….One of them was a smoker but both have smokers in their families.
Written in a sort of matey way. (I think Allen Carr started this!!) I like matey books as they tend not to treat you like a Dumbo. Wahoo!! Smoke while you read the book (this has to be good) and the 52 ideas start. They know you don’t want to be bombarded with facts and figures as you know these facts but what they give you are 52 ideas to help you stop that work. What is good about this book that it doesn’t take the same method for all approach and that is why is its pretty good. It recognises that smokers (like everyone) ARE individual and what works for me, may not for you and so on.Somewhere in this book will be an idea that will help you in some way.It may not help you stop, but it may get you thinking in a more positive way about stopping smoking, that you COULD stop, rather than thinking, “nope, never going to happen!”.
This book is sort of like an updating your skills course. The book in itself will not make you stop in the sense most of us will not pick it up and then stop smoking at the end. What it will do as i stated above, is leave you with lots to think about and new ideas because even stop smoking methods evolve. What I like best is, I personally think most people need to incorporate 2 or more methods in making their stop smoking plan and this book is brilliant for that. It will provide ideas for the MOST negative of smokers:)
I CHALLENGE YOU NOT TO FIND ONE IDEA IN HERE THAT YOU WILL NOT THINK ABOUT IN MORE DEPTH.
I particularly like the smokers profile in her as its very jokey but it is so true!! Who knows all the bum lick special occasion smokers that most smokers want to throttle as they don’t really smoke, just every now and then!! Their cravings never seem to bother them at other times!! I suspect this is not the case but I will do a smokers profile up myself and I am sure you will recognise yourself and others:) All in good humour of course.
I love that they tell you to stop when you are feeling shit (yes, they say that). I LOVE IT!!It is so true, as I always used to wait for the perfect day to stop when all had to be so so and all the planets in alignment….you all know what I mean! It was NEVER going to happen.
In addition, it looks at ways to help yourself stop, methods, support, the old bugbear WEIGHT GAIN, and they get you to do exercises that make you think about smoking in a new way and not in a stupid arse way either.
I like this book and recommend it to all looking for inspiration and a good over all general book for ways to stop. It is serious but in a jokey manner. Oops and it has lots of REAL FAQ!!
A BIG SMOKE FREE THUMBS UP!! Could support this almost as much as Allan Carr…