Unlike other 'quitting experts', Kristina Ivings recognises that giving up smoking requires a three-pronged attack. In addition to helping with psychological dependence on cigarettes - that is the belief that you need to smoke - she addresses physical withdrawal and the importance of habit - why do you crave a cigarette the moment you start to unwind after a hard day? She then moves on to a step-by-step guide to preparing to quit, quitting and staying quit - and warns you against the pitfalls that may lead you back again. If smoking really was a reliable, stress-relieving friend, everyone would be doing it. In "Free Yourself from Smoking", smoking is represented by the character of Nitch, who nags you to go out in the rain to smoke, sends you into a panic if cigarettes run out, and makes you miserable whenever he is deprived of nicotine. You may believe that you enjoy or need cigarettes, but in reality all you are doing is placating this insatiable intruder. Once you have realised this, you are a long way along the road to ridding yourself of him. You don't have to be superhuman to quit. Freeing yourself from smoking the Kristina Ivings way can even be enjoyable. And, because you will never have to give up smoking again, "Free Yourself from Smoking" is the only stop-smoking book you'll ever need.