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Moving on yet avoiding relapse by periodic reinforcement
of your personal commitment to Never Take Another Puff!

Joel at clinic graduation night following a 6 session, two weeks stop smoking clinic. Each session was two hours.

Congratulations! By the end of week two you are beginning to realize that everything you did as a smoker can be done as an ex-smoker. It's a fact you likely didn't believe when you took that first brave step toward freedom. Your addiction no longer doing the talking, the below videos and lessons will aid in reinforcomh your recovery. And each will remind you that it is impossible to fail so long as all nicotine remains on the outside, so long as you remain loyal to your original commitment to Never Take Another Puff!

Video Title
Getting on with the rest of your life 09:21
"The only time I think of smoking is when I get one of your stupid letters" 08:36
"I'll come for reinforcement when I need it" 10:24
Who wants to go back to smoking? 07:05
"If I relapse I'll smoke until it kills me" 05:11
Life goes on without smoking 08:12
Using cigarettes as rewards [corrective thinking] 04:16
"Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?" [Part 2] 11:33
"I know I am going to gain weight if I quit smoking!" 13:05
Going back to normal after quitting smoking 10:08
Unexpected benefit after quitting 07:45
"Got through New Years! Boy, I deserve a cigarette for that!" 06:32
Predestined bad days 05:15
Be prepared for holiday triggers 11:02
Terrible 3s 07:52
What is your quit smoking mantra? 12:47
The lucky ones get hooked 09:35
Is relapse a natural part of the quitting process? 13:14
Short funny story 04:05
Watching others smoke 09:33
"What should I call myself?"07:54
New reactions to anger09:15
Incorporating exercise after quitting03:55

Commitment Reinforcement and
Relapse Prevention Reading

The Smokers Vow

The Law of Addiction

"Just One Little Puff"

"Was I Addicted?"

Divine Revelations

Maybe I'm Different?

Everyone is Different

New Year's Resolution

Fixating on a Cigarette

Never Take Another Puff!

I Can't Quit or I Won't Quit

The Lucky Ones Get Hooked!

Negative Support From Others

"I feel 100% better since I Quit"

"I'm Not Going to Smoke Today!"

"New Reactions to Anger as an Ex-smoker"

"Why are you so hard on the concept of cheating?"

"Things were just so bad at work I had to take a cigarette!"

"If they ever cure lung cancer, I am going back to smoking!"

"I went back to smoking while in the hospital with pneumonia!"

Come Share Your Strength, Come Recognize Your Vulnerabilities

"You said it would get better!" "It's just as bad as the day I quit!"

"The only time I think of cigarettes is when I receive your stupid letters!"

Visit WhyQuit and Joel's Library to learn more about how to quit.

Daily Quitting Lesson Guide

starting your quit
Day one of stopping smoking nicotine Day four of stopping smoking nicotine
Day two of stopping smoking nicotine Day five of stopping smoking nicotine
Day three of stopping smoking cigarettes Day six of quitting smoking
The second week of stopping smoking nicotine

Joel Spitzer has provided smoking cessation and prevention services since 1972, first as a volunteer speaker and then a member of the professional staff of the American Cancer Society. Later he served as smoking programs coordinator for the Rush North Shore Medical Center's Good Health Program, and then as a consultant for the Skokie Illinois Health Department and the Evanston Department of Health and Human Services, providing state funded smoking cessation clinics and seminars for the two Chicago suburban communities. Here at WhyQuit, Joel has served as education director since June 2000.  |  Joel's Library

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