Smoking News 10/07/12:

Evening, its as cold as here:0

It is weather like this that makes me glad not to smoke so i don’t need to go outside 🙂

Lets look at todays smoking news………..

Hope you are all having a great smoke free day:)

Smoking News 05/07/12:

Evening.

Hope you have all had a Fabulous smoke free day or one in contemplation of stopping:)

yay, its almost FRIDAY!!

Lets have a lookie at todays news……..Some unusal ones today…

SMOKING BANNED IN PLAYGROUNDS:

http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/news/local/smoking-banned-in-playgrounds-1-4705511

SMOKING MOTHERS EMBRYO’S DEVELOP MORE SLOWLY:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18689728

DECRIMINALISE SMOKING GANJA NOW:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120705/cleisure/cleisure2.html

ANTI SMOKING LEGISLATION A MENACE TO SOUTH AFRICA:

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/opinion/anti-smoking-legislation-the-real-menace-to-sa-1.1334361

So have a great SMOKE FREE day and stay strong!!

Why Quit? Cold Turkey….

When I speak of Why Quit most of the time , I am talking about the website.

It is a hardcore cold turkey site. No NRT, Champix anything COLD TURKEY!!

It is the most wonderful site, it really is, I could not have stopped smoking without it.

Now they are HARD CORE!! You must be nicotine free to be part of the site. It has the most wonderful resources and blogs. Great support but like I said it is hard-core. It really frightened me to be honest at first but it really inspired me and helped me get through the first 72 hours of NO SMOKES!!! You can’t take another puff either, no slips up, it is harsh but you need to be sometimes and that is what some of us need.Me anyhow. If you want a hand holding or patting site where people will tell you its ok to slip, it’s not this one.

http://whyquit.com/

It has fantastic resources as well.

If you are serious about stopping, you need to check it out, it is a great resource and source of support and much more.

The stories are heart wrenching and usually I would read something like that and go whatever as I had for years and thought “just trying to frighten me’ but it is more than that. I can not explain it, you need to look at it yourself and see what I mean.

Stay Strong and SMOKE FREE!!!

NO contemplation on this site:) JUST DO IT!!

GO HARD!!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/whyquit/

http://www.whyquit.com/

http://whyquit.com/pr/112311.html

 

World Smoking News 02/07/12:

Evening.

Well can you believe it, Monday is done and dusted already???

Before I know it, it will be time to go to Italy again 🙂

So today’s round up is:

NEW SMOKING VACCINE BEING DEVELOPED:

http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2012-07-01/new-smoking-vaccine-using-gene-therapy-being-developed

PRISON SMOKING BAN CUTS DOWN ON PRISON FIRES (nz)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10816902

SMOKING BAN IN INDIANA NOT CHANGING HABITS:

http://www.jconline.com/article/20120701/NEWS02/307010033/Smoking-ban-not-changing-any-habits?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1

 

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT SMOKE FREE DAY!!

STAY STRONG AND SMOKE FREE

 

Weekend Smoking News 01/07/12:

How was the weekend?

Well its almost that time again and time to go back to work……

But before we know it will be the weekend again!!yay…

Lets look at the smoking news for the weekend:

Looks like it has been pretty quiet on the smoking and tobacco front…….

SMOKING BAN IMPACT 5 YEARS ON:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18628811

SMOKING HOT HEROINES??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2167116/Smoking-hot-heroines-Top-Bollywood-actresses-mood-light-up.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

NEW SMOKING BAN TAKES EFFECT IN INDIANA:

http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-new-smoking-ban-takes-effect-in-indiana-20120701,0,94234.story?track=rss

MANY EX SMOKERS SAY BAN HELPED THEM QUIT:

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/news/uk-news/2012/07/01/many-ex-smokers-say-ban-helped/

STAY STRONG AND SMOKE FREE

 

7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life:

American Lung Association based on the award-winning Freedom from Smoking program.

Edward B Fisher & Toni L Goldfarb.

Quite an old book, so about 15 years old BUT it could be an oldie but a goodie.

Author was a smoker, so off to a good start 🙂 This is a step by step guide that you follow to stop smoking. The book looks at why you smoke, the cost of smoking and a new lifestyle to be had in the first few chapters. This is standard practice in all stop smoking books I think.It slightly varies but some variation will be there.

Part two has seven steps to stop smoking in which it takes you through pre quitting up to the first six months after you quit.The final part of the book looks at what to do if you relapse and frustration and a new look at life. There is also smoking resources in the back of the book, this too is pretty standard in most stop smoking books.

One thing I do like about this book is that it tells you to close your ‘back doors’. In this it means that you look at possible reasons why you won’t quit and take action to not use these as an excuse. It is also things that will trip you up and that you will use as an excuse to return to smoking. The book looks at ways to help you quit, NRT and the like and how to get the support you need and helps you develop your own plan to stop smoking.

Whilst this book presents nothing new in regards to methods, it doesn’t make any outlandish claims and for this reason away, i would try it. It is like a good solid dependable mate, not a flash good time mate that buggers off when the hard times come:)

So it may be a little older but I would give it a go to stop smoking.

A thumbs up for this book.

Stay strong and smoke free!!

Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking:

Allen Carr and Bev Aisbett.

A liberating guide to a smoke free future. Allen Carr’s illustrated version!!

Allen, in this book, acknowledges difficulties that are particular to women who want to stop smoking. It is written in Allen’s usual manner and the illustrations by Bev are great. As you know, i think the ‘easy’ is a farce but Allen does make it easier to stop.

This particular version wasn’t out when i stopped but it is quite good. Not sure if i prefer it over the original version but the pictures make it lighter hearted and they do appeal in a sense. It has the same message as all his books.

Just don’t know whether I would use it to stop though? Hmm, will need to ponder it more.

Maybe more first steps or a contemplation period book?

I like that Allen says that you can never have another puff.