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How To Stop Smoking And Stay Stopped For Good: fully revised and updated Paperback – 23 Jan 1992

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (23 Jan. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091751780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091751784
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.1 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,376,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Brilliant...with an incredibly high success rate" (Daily Mail)

"Straightforward and simple, it succeeds without drugs, hypnotism or acupuncture...It really works!" (Dr Anthony Flood, St Luke's Hospital)

"Forget ridiculous aversion and repression techniques and look your addiction straight in the eye with her simple, one-day-at-a-time technique" (The Guardian)

"It is, quite simply and literally, a technique for life" (Sunday Times magazine)

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"It is, quite simply and literally, a technique for life." (The Sunday Times)

"Brilliant ... with an incredibly high success rate." (The Daily Mail)

"It teaches you, not tricks and gimmicks, but such effective common sense and home truths that I was able to bring an entirely new attitude to my efforts to give up." (Cosmopolitan)

"Gillian Riley is an author who always makes sense." (Nigella Lawson)

"Now in a fully revised and updated edition, How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good is the complete and unabridged audiobook version of a straightforward guide to quitting the expensive and health-destroying addiction that is cigarette smoking – without gaining weight! Read by award-nominated narrator Jerome Pride, and featuring tracks every five minutes for easy bookmarking, How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good walks the listener through the facts surrounding tobacco addiction, and walks him or her through a simple, tested, effective quitting procedure. Tips and tricks for dealing with moments of stress or boredom when one is most tempted to smoke (or overseat!) distinguish this excellent guide to quite literally improving one's health." (The Midwest Book Review) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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If you are a smoker, invest in this book. (Make sure you keep your own copy... others will want to borrow it, but you need to keep your own to reread occasionally.) I had given up smoking a couple of times... the 1st time for 6 weeks, the 2nd time I cut down, then gave up for 3 months. I had a stressful day at work and took a wee drag of someone else's cigarette... not long afterwards I was back to 20 a day. "That's it" I thought, "I'm destined to be a smoker." I was really annoyed with myself. Anyway, later that year, in November, I picked up this book in my mother's and started to read it - after a couple of pages I couldn't put it down. She explained so many things about my addiction I hadn't understood. I frequently found myself thinking "That's SO true... but I would have never worked it out for myself in 100 years!" This book is great because you read it, practice what it preaches, and you KNOW when you are ready to give up and are totally confident from day one - which for me was January 2nd. There are no battles with your willpower, no jealousy of your friends who are still smoking... you will be able to go out and have a drink and cope with people smoking all around you without wanting to grab the cigarette out of their hand. You will welcome cravings and be able to deal with them! (Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?) You will not need patches, or to substitute cigarettes with food (when I was off them for 3 months I did put on weight, but not this time). It totally takes the difficulty out of the process. The beauty of it is that you can also use this method to give up other things too, eg alcohol or cannabis etc.
So how does this book achieve all this?
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If you're the sort of person who thinks that your life depends on cigarettes and without them, there would be no fun in your life and you'd be....well, LESS than you are now and if you didn't smoke then you wouldn't be YOU....if you know what I mean - then this book is your key to freedom!

I smoked 40 a day for 25 years.....sometimes more if I was drinking or having a good time.....I LOVED everything about smoking. I never wanted to stop at all. I smoked through colds and coughs, I stood outside buildings in the rain, puffing away. I hated going to friends houses where I couldn't smoke. I never went anywhere without a packet of fags, money to buy another packet just in case I should run out, plus a lighter AND matches (after all - there's nothing worse than a fag you can't light!) Yet, deep down, I despised myself for wanting and needing to smoke and although I didn't want to give up - I sometimes dreamt about that elusive day in the future when I would wake up one morning and not want to smoke anymore!

My sister bought me this book for Xmas one year - she'd sucessfully given up using the unique method Gillian Riley teaches in this book. I stuffed it on the bookshelf and it took me over THREE YEARS to open it up, let alone read it. When I finally did read it, it made such perfect sense - I decided to give Gillian Riley's method of stopping smoking a go. One fag at a time.......

I've not smoked for almost ten years now and I never thought I would be able to get through even a couple of hours without my beloved fags. I'm amazed at myself and eternally grateful to Gillian Riley for showing me the way to smoke-free-dom.

Stopping smoking was THE most important thing I've ever done.
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Came back to look for this book as I am recommending it to a friend. After 10 years of smoking and numerous attempts to stop I read an earlier edition of this book, and once I applied its techniques I have not smoked another cigarette since. It has now been nearly 10 years off the weed. It really works. Deals with the psychology of addiction in a brilliant straightforward manner. Thinking about it I really owe Gillian Riley a lot of thanks. The best money I ever spent was on buying this book.
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If you are a smoker, invest in this book. (Make sure you keep your own copy... others will want to borrow it, but you need to keep your own to reread occasionally.) I had given up smoking a couple of times... the 1st time for 6 weeks, the 2nd time I cut down, then gave up for 3 months. I had a stressful day at work and took a wee drag of someone else's cigarette... not long afterwards I was back to 20 a day. "That's it" I thought, "I'm destined to be a smoker." I was really annoyed with myself. Anyway, later that year, in November, I picked up this book in my mother's and started to read it - after a couple of pages I couldn't put it down. She explained so many things about my addiction I hadn't understood. I frequently found myself thinking "That's SO true... but I would have never worked it out for myself in 100 years!" This book is great because you read it, practice what it preaches, and you KNOW when you are ready to give up and are totally confident from day one - which for me was January 2nd. There are no battles with your willpower, no jealousy of your friends who are still smoking... you will be able to go out and have a drink and cope with people smoking all around you without wanting to grab the cigarette out of their hand. You will welcome cravings and be able to deal with them! (Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?) You will not need patches, or to substitute cigarettes with food (when I was off them for 3 months I did put on weight, but not this time). It totally takes the difficulty out of the process. The beauty of it is that you can also use this method to give up other things too, eg alcohol or cannabis etc.

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