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Turning World No Tobacco Day Into Victory

by John R. Polito

WhyQuit's World No Tobacco Day 2014 logo Imagine year after year wanting to quit, while wanting that next nicotine fix even more. But what if that was reversible? What if you could become vastly more dependency recovery savvy than your addiction is strong? May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. It's a golden opportunity to do just that. But how?

The Internet's #1 non-government quit smoking site is "WhyQuit.com." It's home to some of the most knowledgeable ex-smokers on earth. WhyQuit doesn't want your money. The site is commercial free, sells nothing, spends no money on advertising, refuses link exchanges, declines donations and is staffed entirely by volunteers. It owes its popularity almost entirely to successful quitters spreading the word.

So what do those quitters know that you don't? They know that knowledge isn't just power but a quitting method, that most quitting fears, anxieties and symptoms are self induced.

They've studied in Joel's Library where they watched Joel's 64 video quitting lessons or read his highly popular free ebook, "Never Take Another Puff."

Click on the above image to read Bryan's warning about not quitting smoking in time.
These photos of Bryan Lee Curtis were taken 67 days apart and show lung cancer's ravage.

They've come to know a few of tobacco's millions of victims such as Bryan age 34, Susan 43, Sean 19, Kim 44, Brandon 23, Deborah 38, Noni 33, Quentin 23, and Chris 43. And they've witnessed high quality group support at what is likely the Internet's most serious quitting forum, Freedom from Nicotine or at WhyQuit's new Facebook group, Turkeyville.

Most importantly, they understand and have mastered the Law of Addiction, that "administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of dependence upon the addictive substance." They know that just one puff and within seconds up to 50% of their brain's dopamine pathway receptors would become occupied by nicotine. They understand that nicotine dependency is every bit as real and permanent as alcoholism, that they can fully arrest their dependency but they cannot cure or kill it, that one puff will always be too many and a thousand never enough.

The nicotine dependency feeding cycle They've learned that nicotine addiction is a brain wanting disorder, illness and disease in which chemically captive dopamine pathways endlessly pound out the false message that that next nicotine feeding is as important as eating food.

They've discovered that nicotine addiction is about living a lie. That contrary to the endless stream of wanting, that smoking nicotine did not define who they were, give them their edge, help them cope and that life here on Easy Street is wonderful not bad. They've discovered that everything they used to do while smoking nicotine can be done as well as or better without it.

If still hooked, will this World No Tobacco Day be just another day of blind obedience to recurring wanting flowing from hijacked brain dopamine pathways, or a day for learning and discovery? We invite you to visit and explore WhyQuit.com where knowledge becomes power. Yes you can!

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  • WhyQuit.com's coffin bannerWhyQuit.com - WhyQuit is the Internet's oldest forum devoted to the art, science and psychology of cold turkey quitting, the stop smoking method used by the vast majority of all successful long-term ex-smokers. Left to right, WhyQuit is organized under three headings: (1) Motivation, (2) Education and (3) Support.
  • "Never Take Another Puff" - Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that's registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. Never Take Another Puff (NTAP) was authored by Joel Spitzer, the Internet's leading authority on how to stop smoking cold turkey. It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable.
  • "Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home" - Written by John R. Polito, a former 30-year heavy smoker and WhyQuit's 1999 founder, Freedom from Nicotine (FFN) is a free nicotine dependency recovery book that documents the science underlying nicotine dependency and successful cessation. Visit Turkeyville, Facebook's most popular quit smoking support group!Whether hooked on cigarettes, e-cigarettes (e-cigs), bidis, kreteks, a pipe, hookah or cigars, on dip, chew, snuff or snus, or on the nicotine gum, lozenge, spray, inhaler or patch, FFN provides a comprehensive yet easy to follow road-map to freedom from nicotine.
  • Turkeyville - Visit Turkeyville, Facebook's most popular quit smoking support group. The group's primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started. Yes you can!
  • Joel's Library - Joel's Library is home to Joel Spitzer's "Daily Quitting Lesson Guide." The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation, recommending daily videos to watch and articles to read. Joel's Library is also home to more than 100 original short stop smoking articles, to his free ebook Never Take Another Puff, and to his collection of more than 200 video stop smoking lessons.
  • Nicotine Addiction 101 - WhyQuit's guide to understanding nicotine dependency.
  • Freedom's small link banner Freedom - Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? Home to Joel Spitzer, Freedom is the Internet's only 100% nicotine-free peer messageboard support forum. Explore Freedom's hundreds of thousands of archived member posts on how to quit smoking.
  • Nicotine Cessation Topic Index - An alphabetical subject matter index to hundreds of nicotine cessation support group discussions, article and videos.
  • 40 Quitting Tips - Key cold turkey nicotine cessation tips on how to stop smoking, vaping, chewing or sucking nicotine into your body and bloodstream.

Knowledge is a Quitting Method!

Written May 25, 2011 and last updated December 27, 2013 by John R. Polito