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Free Video Quit Smoking Lessons

John R. Polito

picture of a quit smoking video disc that may help you kick the cigarette habitImagine 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 nearly 500 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 40 years to helping smokers break free.

Joel's nearly 500 video 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.

Links to the video collection are available in Joel's Library at WhyQuit.com. While visiting, be sure to download a copy of "Never Take Another Puff,' Joels free 149 page PDF quitting book

picture of Joel SpitzerThe only use requirements for Joel's materials is that there never be any charge or cost to those receiving them, 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 presented 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.


Contact: Joel Spitzer
quitsmoking@joelspitzer.com

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Joel's Videos Indexed by Topic

Joel's Videos

We have a number of tools for locating and using Joel's videos. Here, Joel's more than 400 stop smoking videos are indexed under the following 12 topics, giving each topic its own page. We also have one rather large page (76K) listing "All of Joel's Stop Smoking Videos by Topic.

Video Topics


Use Costs Addiction Quitting Methods Rationalizations How to Quit Recovery Pitfalls Symptoms Prevent Relapse Helping Others Support Groups Joel's Work

Alphabeticl Index


The collection is also available as an alphabetical A to Z index. Each video is featured on its own page, together with related articles and links to related videos.

Smokers & New Quitters


If still smoking or within the first few days of quitting, take a quick look at Joel's Daily Quitting Lesson Guide or his YouTube Featured Playlists. They present videos appropriate for each day of quitting.

MP3 & High Resoluton Videos


Videos made prior to December 2007 are available in MP3 and high resolution formats.

MP3 Audio Files


Thanks to David Kink, since 2009 Joel's original 64 videos have been available as 11 hours of MP3 audio files that can be listened to anywhere. The audio MP3s are downloaded as a 264MB zipped file that you need to download, unzip and load to your MP3 player.

In 2017 Brian Murry provided us with this larger, higher audio quality copy of the above MP3file, in which he reduced low hissing sounds, hums and squelch. Download Brian's 330MB zipped MP3 file.

Joel's Jukebox

Joel's Jukebox


Joel's Jukebox is an extremly fast online MP3 audio player that allows for easy listening of Joel's audio stop smoking lessons. Our thanks to HWC for building this page.

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Written 10/16/06.
Reformatted 08/22/18 by John R. Polito