Imagine being a smoker, wanting to quit and bringing a professional quitting counselor into your home. Imagine being a doctor and instead of just telling smoking patients that they need to quit - something they all already knew - handing them a video disc containing more than twenty short counseling sessions.
A growing collection of quitting videos is being made available by Joel Spitzer, a full-time Chicago area smoking cessation counselor who has devoted more than 30 years to helping smokers break free.
Lessons range from understanding the emotional loss when quitting to the importance of maintaining stable blood sugar levels and avoiding low blood sugar symptoms. Spitzer helps quitters understand how each puff of nicotine fed them by pumping stored sugars and fats into their bloodstream and the need to return to eating normally again.
The lessons are shared as Windows media video files (wmv) in three formats: (1) higher resolution videos for those with high speed Internet access, (2) lower resolution videos for those using dial-up connections, and (3) as audio lessons which allow for quicker download.
The video and audio lessons are available in Joel's Library at WhyQuit.com. Users are encouraged to burn sharable disks for family members, friends, co-workers or patients.
When burning disks you may wish to include a copy of "Never Take Another Puff,' Joels free 149 page PDF quitting book or any of scores of other lessons shared at WhyQuit.
The only use requirements are that there never be any charge or cost to those receiving WhyQuit's materials, that they always remain as freely available as they are online, and that copyrights remain in place so that those receiving them never attempt to profit from their use.
Joel Spitzer presents regular stop smoking clinics and seminars for the Evanston and Skokie Illinois Departments of Health. Since 1976 he has presented 351 two-week, six-session clinics and nearly 600 single session seminars. Online, Spitzer has served as WhyQuit's Director of Education since 2000. More than 503,678 copies of "Never Take Another Puff," his free quitting book, were downloaded from August 2005 and September 2006.
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Joel's Video and Audio
Quit Smoking Lessons
Video Title You Tube Dial-Up HS/BB MP3 Length Added Introduction Introduction to Joel's stop smoking video library UTube 1.13mb 10.8mb 1.83mb 10:05 03/28/12 How to best utilize videos UTube None None None 06:17 03/29/12 Using these videos to quit smoking UTube 4.02mb 12.0mb 5.04mb 11:07 11/21/06 Smoking's Costs Money wasted on cigarettes UTube 1.93mb 6.19mb 2.72mb 06:03 10/18/06 Closet smokers UTube 05:45 08/16/12 The Palmolive bottle demonstration UTube 2.84mb 19.1mb 3.55mb 07:45 10/11/06 Learning how to inhale UTube 1.70mb 16.8mb 2.10mb 04:38 10/02/06 "I Don't Want To See Any Scary Pictures" UTube 09:43 08/24/12 Heart and circulatory diseases UTube 2.81mb 5.93mb 8.82mb 19:18 11/03/06 Lung cancer UTube 3.04mb 6.55mb 8.58mb 18:48 11/05/06 How smoking destroys the lungs UTube 1.55mb 4.59mb 1.87mb 04:13 11/27/06 Feel what it is like to breathe with emphysema UTube 08:47 10/30/11 Kids just don't get it UTube 11:47 08/07/11 Premature deaths caused by smoking UTube 1.84mb 3.62mb 5.72mb 12:33 11/06/06 Addiction to Smoking Nicotine You smoke because you're a smokeaholic UTube 03:41 09/13/12 Why do smokers smoke? UTube 2.65mb 5.70mb 8.31mb 18:08 11/07/06 Addiction - the Surgeon General says ... UTube 4.42mb 13.2mb 5.49mb 12:00 10/09/06 Criteria of addiction UTube 4.09mb 12.2mb 5.09mb 11:06 10/09/06 "Maybe a puff isn't that big of a deal UTube 06:23 08/22/12 "Don't let a slip put you back to using"? UTube 08:11 08/09/12 The lucky ones get hooked UTube 09:35 11/30/11 "Get right back in the saddle?" UTube 04:53 10/07/12 "I don't need to smoke" UTube 3.86mb 11.5mb 4.75mb 10:29 11/09/06 "What should I call myself?" UTube 07:54 08/04/12 Are there social smokers? UTube 15:56 10/29/11 "Why did I ever start smoking?" UTube 08:19 09/27/11 "Why did I ever start smoking?" (old version) UTube 1.23mb 12.1mb 1.54mb 03:22 09/27/06 People in recovery from other addictions UTube 3.24mb 9.68mb 4.00mb 08:50 11/20/06 Quit Smoking Methods, Products and Programs Who should you believe? UTube 01:49 09/11/12 Is cold turkey the only way to quit smoking? UTube 08:40 08/12/12 Cold turkey quitting defined UTube 15:52 03/01/12 How did the people you know quit smoking? UTube 1.90mb 18.8mb 2.34mb 05:10 09/27/06 "I Liked My Other Clinic More" UTube 07:51 08/25/12 What programs do I recommend? UTube 07:10 11/09/12 Being locked up to quit smoking UTube 06:31 01/06/11 "Am I doomed to fail if I don't get professional help?" UTube 06:47 01/06/11 Quitting by gradual withdrawal UTube 2.35mb 7.54mb 3.25mb 07:13 10/18/06 My first encounter with NRT UTube 3.99mb 16.1mb 6.66mb 14:37 11/16/06 Be prepared for confusing information UTube 07:28 10/04/12 WhyQuit's candid views about Chantix (and Champix) UTube 17.8mb 53.3mb 22.0mb 48:16 10/19/07 Our views on the need for harm reduction UTube 06:31 10/05/12 E-cigarettes and harm reduction UTube 29:45 09/18/11 First television ads for e-cigarettes UTube 06:02 11/06/12 Use Rationalizations "I know I will quit again" UTube 11:13 09/28/12 "Smoking benefits?" UTube 03:40 09/20/12 Fear of quitting smoking UTube 4.09mb 12.3mb 5.04mb 11:08 11/11/06 "I will quit when ..." UTube 05:44 08/06/11 "I don't want to quit smoking" UTube 6.52mb 19.5mb 8.09mb 17:40 10/11/06 "I smoke because I like smoking" UTube 09:42 10/29/11 "I'm not buying cigarettes" UTube 03:29 10/11/11 "I'll smoke anywhere I want" UTube 2.74mb 8.74mb 3.94mb 08:44 10/18/06 "I can't drink alcohol without a cigarette" UTube 1.36mb 13.4mb 1.67mb 03:43 09/27/06 "I'm safe from smoking because of my genetic makeup" UTube 3.45mb 10.3mb 4.26mb 09:24 11/24/06 "I can't quit or I won't quit"? UTube 6.33mb 28.6mb 10.15mb 22:15 10/16/06 "I can't quit smoking because I'm addicted" UTube 09:05 08/16/12 "I'll be a nervous wreck forever if I quit smoking" UTube 3.87mb 11.6mb 4.77mb 10:30 11/29/06 "I have to smoke when I talk on the phone" UTube 2.77mb 27.6mb 3.43mb 07:30 09/27/06 "I'll never be as productive again if I quit smoking" UTube 2.95mb 08.8mb 63.mb 08:01 11/24/06 Using cigarettes to self medicate pre-existing conditions UTube 06:02 08/29/11 Amount smoked UTube 08:50 08/04/12 "I know I am going to gain weight if I quit smoking!" UTube 4.82mb 14.4mb 5.94mb 13:05 11/28/06 "I'm not joining this clinic" UTube 4.62mb 13.8mb 5.73mb 12:33 09/27/06 Waiting to bottom out UTube 05:18 09/07/12 Quitting is more doable than most people think UTube 01:43 09/09/12 How to Stop How to quit smoking UTube 13:47 09/15/12 The Law of Addiction UTube 11:19 08/06/12 One day at a time UTube 03:45 08/15/12 Make a list of why you want to quit smoking UTube 2.26mb 6.76mb 2.77mb 06:09 11/22/06 Quitting often results in healthier looking skin UTube 03:53 09/27/12 Smoking triggers UTube 07:43 08/09/12 Avoid blood sugar symptoms UTube 2.03mb 20.1mb 2.51mb 05:31 09/28/06 Possible changes in caffeine tolerance UTube 05:11 09/24/12 Carrying cigarettes UTube 1.85mb 5.70mb 3.02mb 06:39 10/17/06 Acknowledge the negativ but dwell on the positive UTube 13:09 08/27/12 Telling others that you have quit smoking UTube 2.53mb 7.58mb 4.07mb 08:57 10/17/06 The Recovery Process What is withdrawal really like? UTube 06:48 10/29/12 Going back to normal after quitting smoking UTube 10:08 10/24/11 "I Feel 100% Better Since I Quit Smoking" UTube 08:40 08/23/12 The first Monday morning UTube 03:21 09/21/12 Predestined bad days UTube 05:15 12/01/11 Dreams of smoking UTube 2.38mb 7.10mb 2.92mb 06:28 11/10/06 The emotional stages of loss UTube 3.05mb 30.4mb 3.78mb 08:18 09/28/06 New reactions to anger UTube 09:15 08/09/12 Does everything smell and taste better after you quit smoking? UTube 04:36 08/16/12 "How long before I don't want a cigarette?" UTube 05:25 08/14/12 Difference between physical and psychological urges UTube 10:00 10/08/12 "Will I ever stop thinking of cigarettes?" UTube 3.97mb 11.9mb 4.89mb 10:47 11/20/06 Comparing quits with others UTube 09:54 01/06/11 Unexpected benefit after quitting UTube 07:45 10/12/11 Incorporating exercise after quitting UTube 03:55 09/21/12 Weight control concerns after quitting smoking UTube 9.13mb 21.9mb 20.07mb 43:56 11/14/06 Change of season triggers UTube 04:23 09/21/12 Holidays that result in three day weekends UTube 09:29 08/31/12 Quitting may lead to other self-improvements UTube 1.13mb 11.2mb 1.40mb 03:07 10/02/06 Common Recovery Pitfalls Setting quit dates UTube 10:53 08/30/12 "I want one!" UTube 1.01mb 5.36mb 2.48mb 05:33 10/18/06 Just think of something else? UTube 01:59 09/12/12 Quitting for others UTube 05:46 11/05/11 "Should I find a quit smoking buddy?" UTube 07:46 01/06/11 "I've got my smoking under control" UTube 06:01 10/06/12 Crutches to quit smoking UTube 16:47 11/27/11 "What bad habit should I replace it with?" UTube 1.86mb 18.4mb 2.30mb 05:04 10/02/06 "I gave up smoking" UTube 02:05 10/10/12 "No thank you, I can't have a cigarette" UTube 03:55 10/10/12 Offers for cigarettes UTube 06:34 08/03/12 Finding cigarettes UTube 05:17 08/03/12 Talking to others about not smoking UTube 5.60mb 16.8mb 6.92mb 15:13 11/19/06 "I know I will quit smoking!" UTube 2.37mb 23.5mb 2.98mb 06:30 09/29/06 Getting colds and flus after quitting UTube 1.46mb 11.1mb 4.57mb 10:04 11/18/06 Avoiding situations where you used to smoke UTube 4.67mb 13.9mb 5.75mb 12:39 11/29/06 Dealing with people who try to undercut your quit UTube 6.52mb 19.5mb 8.05mb 17:42 11/12/06 Recovery Symptoms "Is anyone else experiencing the symptom ...?" UTube 07:40 09/07/12 "Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?" UTube 1.91mb 18.9mb 2.36mb 05:13 09/27/06 "Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?" [Part 2] UTube 11:33 07/22/11 Common symptoms UTube 2.18mb 21.6mb 2.69mb 05:55 09/28/06 Does smoking cause my headaches? UTube 2.69mb 07.4mb 3.95mb 08:32 03/21/07 Relapse Prevention and Complacency Never Take Another Puff UTube 04:23 10/12/12 "I'm mad that I can't smoke anymore!" UTube 08:01 10/02/12 If this is your first time quitting UTube 01:39 19/10/12 Is relapse a natural part of the quitting process? UTube 13:14 11/29/11 Can second hand smoke cause relapse? UTube 09:50 08/28/12 Neither side is perfect UTube 02:23 10/01/12 "Got through New Years! Boy, I deserve a cigarette for that!" UTube 06:32 01/01/12 Terrible 3s UTube 07:52 10/15/11 Short funny story UTube 04:05 10/14/11 Be prepared for holiday triggers UTube 11:02 11/24/11 Life goes on without smoking UTube 08:12 12/15/11 Watching others smoke UTube 09:33 10/13/11 Who wants to go back to smoking? UTube 2.61mb 25.9mb 3.22mb 07:05 09/28/06 "I don't feel any better since I quit smoking!" UTube 3.18mb 31.6mb 3.94mb 08:39 09/28/06 "I'll come for reinforcement when I need it" UTube 3.83mb 11.5mb 4.73mb 10:24 11/08/06 "I am climbing the walls because I quit smoking" UTube 2.69mb 8.59mb 3.78mb 08:23 10/18/06 What is your quit smoking mantra? UTube 8.60mb 14.0mb 5.79mb 12:47 11/17/06 "If I relapse I'll smoke until it kills me" UTube 1.58mb 04.4mb 2.37mb 05:11 02/25/07 Longer-term quitters who say they are having "Bad Days" UTube 08:07 08/13/12 The only time I think of smoking is when I get one of your stupid letters UTube 3.16mb 09.5mb 3.87mb 08:36 11/27/06 An important choice must be made today UTube 02:06 11/06/12 Complacency UTube 05:23 08/14/12 Helping Others Quit Helping others quit UTube 10:22 08/06/12 No one understands UTube 12:58 08/16/12 Videos Specific to Our Support Group Freedom Are you ready for Freedom? UTube 12:07 01/19/11 Why Freedom is a cold turkey site UTube 09:10 01/08/11 Teaching of conventional wisdom UTube 08:45 08/29/12 Why Freedom discourages "buddy systems" UTube 05:07 01/06/11 Quit site euphemisms that we discourage the use of at Freedom UTube 06:31 09/05/12 Reading at other quit sites UTube 04:01 09/13/12 Sharing our materials at other quit sites UTube 03:36 09/13/12 New Year's Message for Newer Members and Readers UTube 10:32 12/31/10 New Year's Message for Longer Term Members UTube 03:51 12/31/10 Freedom's Quarterly Stats UTube 03:40 12/30/10 About My Work and Materials How I started running quit smoking clinics UTube 3.87mb 38.6mb 4.80mb 10:32 09/28/06 Why my resources are free UTube 05:09 08/06/12 A smoking cessation expert? UTube 15:27 03/30/12 Where is Joel? UTube 04:11 03/01/12 Comments made to Joel's YouTube channel UTube 06:39 04/13/12 Two hundred thousandth video view on YouTube UTube 05:34 09/25/12
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- WhyQuit.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 240 page nicotine dependency recovery book that documents the science underlying nicotine dependency and successful cessation. 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.
- 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 160 video stop smoking lessons.
- Nicotine Addiction 101 - WhyQuit's guide to understanding nicotine dependency.
- 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.
- Turkeyville - Visit WhyQuit's Facebook cold turkey support group, where the primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started. Yes you can!
- 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.
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