🏆 2022 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Health Winner!
This simple how-to book outlines all that is needed to prepare for and stop smoking and vaping. Having stopped herself by the same methods outlined in the book, the author, Carol Williard, a two 1/2 pack a day smoker, was finally successful after having tried 8 times before.
Much of the 5-day Choose a Smokefree Life program is contrary to “conventional wisdom”. But once the reader understands how the reasoning behind this approach makes sense and sheds light on why past attempts had failed, they will be motivated to try this approach. This book is thorough, offers concrete techniques, offers testimonials and stories of client successes, is interactive, and is effective. In addition to walking alongside the reader while they go through the 5-day process of stopping – where the reader smokes for the first 2 days while getting ready to stop, stops on the 3rd day, and has undergone 48 hours of the initial withdrawal, – Carol then offers the reader optional in-person help in the form of follow-up phone calls, regular emails, and/or group video sessions for meaningful ongoing support to stay off.
Carol boasts of a better than 80% success rate and is endorsed by the medical and recovery communities, such as Lloyd Hyndman MD, former Director of St Joseph Medical Center as well as by celebrities such as Henry Winkler and Ringo Starr.