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Why Quit Smoking?
We Died Young
·Bryan Lee Curtis - age 34
·Noni Glykos - age 33
·Quentin Delgado - age 23
·Famous victims - under 60
·Our family member died young
·Your story
Why We Died Young
·Nicotine Addiction 101Discover the root cause as to why half of adult smokers smoke themselves to death
·"Nicodemon's" Lies?
·Why I use tobacco
·Nicotine - the sine qua non of smoking
·Carcinogens, chemicals and additives
·Health consequences linked to smoking
·Smoking, smoking and more smoking
·World cigarette pack warning pictures
Our Living Nightmare
·Deborah's stage IV battle - age 38
·Kim's missing lung - age 44
·Brandon's 2 missing legs - age 23
How Tobacco Destroys the Body
·Brain damage
·Circulatory disease
·Smoking's Impact on the Lungs
·Pregnancy and breastfeeding
·A Heart-Loving-Heart
·32-year-old smoker's arteries
·The secondhand smoke battle
More Truth About Tobacco
·Movies and clips
·The smoker's self mutilation
·Why are we dying so young?
·Is the risk of death exaggerated?
·If You Could Spend a Day with Me
·The smoker's body
·Cigarette butts and mother earth
Why Quit Smokeless Tobacco?
·Sean Marsee message - age 19
·Gruen's missing jaw - age 17
·Turkey's Triumphs
·The Smoker's Memorial
Joel's Library Explore Joel's Library the Internet's largest collection of original quit smoking materials.
Stop Smoking Library Categories
· Why do people smoke?
· The real cost
· How to quit smoking
· Relapse prevention
· What about weight gain?
Highlight Stop Smoking Articles & Videos
· My cigarette, my friend
·Why do smokers smoke? (video)
· Are you a nicotine junky?
· The smoker's vow
· Quit smoking tip sheet
·Quitting by gradual withdrawal
·Is cold turkey the only way to quit?
· Minimizing common side effects
Joel's free quit smoking materials
· Who is Joel?
·Never Take Another Puff - (Joel Spitzer's free PDF e-book)
·Joel's video stop smoking lessons
·Daily stop smoking video lesson guide
·Joel's Jukebox (audio lessons)
·Ask Joel - Joel's question & answer site
·Language translations of Joel's work
John's Armory
On Quitting
Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home 4th edition released in August 2013Freedom from Nicotine - John Polito's free quitting book: 4th edition 08/03/13
·Nicotine Cessation Tips - 8 pg pdf file
·WhyQuit's free quit smoking books
· How long does withdrawal last?
·NRT - do quitting aids work?   Chantix
·Stop smoking benefits timetable
·Your guide to "Glory Week"
· Take WhyQuit's quitting quiz
· Quit for just one hour at a time
· Weight gain
· Crave and stress management
Relapse Prevention
·Embracing crave episodes
·Tearing down the wall
· Caring for your quit
Youth Smoking Prevention
·Yesterday, today, tomorrow
·Marlboro's "Maybe" youth targeting
Groups for Cold Turkey Quitters Only
WhyQuit's two support groups are exclusively for cold turkey quitters. Single-minded programs, the difference between Turkeyville and Freedom is that Freedom requires those applying to certify that they have quit all forms of nicotine delivery cold turkey (abruptly) for at least 72 hours and within the past 30 days. Cold turkey is defined as quitting without use of any products or procedures (including but not limited to NRT, Chantix/Champix, herbs or other pills, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, hypnosis or acupuncture). Additionally, any nicotine relapse - even one puff, dip, vape or chew - permanently revokes Freedom posting privileges. Turkeyville's definition of cold turkey is identical except that there is no 72 hour nicotine-free waiting period. Still, both groups are exclusively for cold turkey quitters, all posters have ended all nicotine use, and neither permits relapse posts.
Turkeyville - A Facebook Support Group
A cold turkey quit smoking Facebook support group where the focus is on helping new quitters get a solid start
· Group Rules & Mission
· Color Milestones
Freedom - A Yuku Support Group
A highly focused support classroom for all which permits a one-time, one-quit membership.
·Mission Statement & Relapse Policy
·Courtesies & Rules & How to Join
Key Recovery Insights & Tools
·The Law of Addiction Learn the most critical stop smoking lesson of all
·The "one puff" files
·Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
·Free quit smoking meters
·Index of highlight posts
Other support groups & online forums
· Other stop smoking support groups
· Lung cancer & COPD support groups
Physician, dental & wellness resources
·WhyQuit's patient resources

200+ quit smoking videos Read Never Take Another Puff Read Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home Freedom a quit smoking support group Turkeyville, a Facebook stop smoking support group, the #1 quit smoking site

Visited by 2.2 million unique annual visitors, welcome to WhyQuit. While most arriving are trying to stop smoking and seek motivation enhancement, insightful articles, free quitting e-books, tips guides, video counseling or group support, WhyQuit is a nicotine cessation site. So, whether addicted to smoked nicotine from cigarettes, cigars, beedies, a pipe or hookah, whether slave to vaping e-cigs or dependent upon smokeless products such as dip, chewing tobacco or snus, or hooked on the cure and nicotine replacement products such as the gum, lozenge, spray, inhaler or patch, you're in the right place.

What most visitors find shocking is that WhyQuit is a cold turkey quitting site, or more accurately a "smart turkey" site. Why abrupt nicotine cessation? Because it's fast, free, safe and substantially more effective than gradual weaning schemes. It's also highly productive. As suggested by a 2013 U.S. Gallup Poll, more smokers stop smoking cold turkey each year than by all other methods combined.

Those selling Nicorette, NicoDerm, Nicotrol, Nicobate, Nicotinell, NiQuitin, Habitrol, Zyban, Chantix and Champix want your money. They need for you to believe the marketing falsehoods that stopping on your own is nearly impossible, highly ineffective and that few succeed. It's a lie. Don't buy it. If anything, that message is backwards.

As suggested by the Gallup Poll, nicotine is not medicine and its use not therapy. In fact, here in the U.S., after 30 years and billions spent marketing Nicorette, only 1 in 100 ex-smokers credit nicotine gum for their success. And according to the Poll, only a tiny fraction of all successful quitters used approved quit smoking products (just 8 percent). Talk about quitting fraud, the tail has been wagging the dog. WhyQuit exists to share insights into how the vast majority succeed.

Their common thread? They did not allow nicotine back into their bloodstream. Quitting is all or nothing. It's called the Law of Addiction. Nicotine dependence is real drug addiction. It's as permanent as alcoholism. The wanting and urges you feel for more nicotine flow from the same brain dopamine pathways as the wanting felt by the alcoholic, and the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine addict. As suggested by the Law, there is only one rule to successful quitting. It's that one equals all, that we cannot cheat the design of dopamine pathways already compromised by nicotine. For us, one puff will always be too many, while thousands never enough.

If uneducated and unsupported cold turkey quitters are already clobbering approved quitting product users in real-world quitting, imagine the victory margin smart turkey is capable of producing.

Knowledge is power. If new to WhyQuit, we invite you to pour yourself into Joel's Library and to not come out until far smarter and wiser than nicotine's influence upon your brain, subconscious, emotions, thinking, health and life. Use understanding to diminish or even destroy fear driven anxieties. Consider using the following quit smoking tips video as your your first lesson. WhyQuit is our gift to you. Just one lesson, recovery insight and hour at a time, yes you can, we all can!

How to Quit Smoking

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