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Freedom from Nicotine
The Journey Home

Free e-book arrives just in time for New Year's quitting resolutions.

Click to download Freedom from Nicotine Whether your New Year's quitting resolution is to quit smoking cigarettes, end oral tobacco use, stop vaping e-cigs or break free from the nicotine gum or lozenge, you're in luck! Packed with quitting insights, Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home is a free, 291 page, 6.5mb pdf e-book.

"Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home" was written by John R. Polito, a former 30-year heavy smoker, and founder and director of WhyQuit, a popular free online quitting site. How popular? Founded in July 1999, WhyQuit annually receives 2.5 times as many unique visitors as the total number of calls to the U.S. government's telephone quitline (2.2 million versus 880,887).

With more than 400 footnotes, most linked to medical journal articles, Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home shares the research and science underlying the cessation method which, by far, undeniably accounts for more long-term success stories each year than all other methods combined.

"Pharmaceutical industry influence falsely portrays cold turkey quitting as nearly impossible and non-science-based," says Polito. "The assertions are insane and it's time to fight back."

Most recently, a July 2013 Gallup Poll found that more successful ex-smokers quit smoking cold turkey than by all other methods combined. As for approved quitting products, after 300 years (since 1984) and billions spent on marketing, the Gallup Poll found that only 1% of ex-smokers used nicotine gum (Nicorette), with only 2% succeeding by use of all prescription products combined (Chantix, Zyban and the nicotine inhaler and nasal spray).

As Polito asked in a November 19, 2013 letter published in the British Medical Journal, "How much closer to consumer fraud can approved products get?"

WhyQuit is also home to Joel Spitzer's free e-book Never Take Another Puff, to more than 200 free video counseling lessons and to two free online support group, Turkeyville, Facebook's most popular quitting site, and Freedom, a Yuku messageboard forum. All sites decline donations and are staffed entirely by volunteer cessation educators.

Master the lessons shared in "Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home" and experience the magic that happens once we become more dependency recovery savvy than nicotine's influence upon our brain!


Download Individual Chapters of FFN-TJH
Chapter 7:  The Roadmap Home (383 KB)
Chapter 8:   The First 72 Hours (327 KB)
Introduction (422 KB)
Chapter 9:   Physical Recovery (460 KB)
Chapter 1:  Nicotine Addiction 101 (967 KB) Chapter 10:  Emotional Recovery (400 KB)
Chapter 2:  The Law of Addiction (467 KB) Chapter 11:  Subconscious Recovery (574 KB)
Chapter 3:  Quitting You (556 KB) Chapter 12:  Conscious Recovery (411 KB)
Chapter 4:  Use Rationalizations (1,012 KB) Chapter 13:  Homecoming (195 KB)
Chapter 5:  Packing for the Journey Home (1,504 KB) Chapter 14:  Complacency & Relapse (462 KB)
Chapter 6:  Common Hazards & Pitfalls (1,013 KB)
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* Paperback & Kindle versions available but not through WhyQuit.com





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Learn More About Smart Turkey Quitting

  • 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.


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Article written December 31, 2008 and page last updated December 4, 2013 by John R. Polito