Moving on yet avoiding relapse by periodic reinforcement
of your personal commitment to Never Take Another Puff!
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!
|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|
|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 anger||09:15|
|Incorporating exercise after quitting||03:55|
Commitment Reinforcement and
Relapse Prevention Reading
The Smokers Vow
The Law of Addiction
"Just One Little Puff"
"Was I Addicted?"
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!"
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Daily Quitting Lesson Guide
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.