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Day 1 Stop Smoking Lessons

Welcome to "Day One" of the rest of your life! Welcome to Joel's Daily Quitting Lesson Guide. Below are links to 2 hours and 55 minutes of YouTube videos that will aid in navigating your first 24 hous of recovery. Following the videos is "Supplemental Reading." And beneath the reading is our "Daily Lesson Quitting Guide" with a link to tomorrow's recommended Day Two quit smoking lessons.

If you arrived on quitting "Day One" be sure to review our pre-quitting-day lessons too, as they share important foundation insights.

Yes, three hours is a heap to get through. But don't fret if you can't get through it all. Instead, take comfort in the fact that it is impossible to relapse so long as all nicotine remains on the outside.

Day One Videos

Starting day one of your quit: 09:03

How to quit smoking: 13:46

"Why did I ever start smoking?" 08:19

"I know I will quit smoking!" 06:30

"I smoke because I like smoking" 09:41

Lung cancer: 18:48

The Palmolive bottle demonstration: 07:45

See how smoking destroys the lungs: 04:00

Feel what it's like to breathe with emphysema: 08:47

Heart and circulatory diseases: 19:18

Premature deaths caused by smoking: 12:34

How did the people you know quit? 05:10

Why do smokers smoke? 18:08

Quitting by gradual withdrawal: 07:13

Why I recommend cranberry juice when first quitting smoking: 03:36

"I'll be a nervous wreck forever if I quit" 10:16

Common symptoms: 05:55

Telling others that you have quit smoking: 09:03

Carrying cigarettes: 06:45

Keeping cigarettes to deal with stress: 04:18

Supplemental Day One Reading

Quit Smoking Tip Sheet

Quit Cold Turkey!

Minimizing the Most Common Side Effects to Quitting Smoking

Getting vigilant and staying vigilant with the concept of addiction


Daily Quitting Lesson Guide

I plan to stop smoking
My first day of stopping smoking My fifth day of stopping smoking
My third day of stopping smoking My sixth day of stopping smoking
My fourth day of stopping smoking My second week of stopping smoking
Moving on with life after having stopped smoking

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.

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Created 11/29/06 & reformatted 06/20/18 by John R. Polito