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Title:
Kicking it : the new way to stop smoking permanently
Author:
Geisinger, David L.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
191 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780394502915
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Claude M. Steiner
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Forewordp. 17
1. Fresh(wo)manp. 29
Cooperating with Your Own Best Interestsp. 29
Self-Deceptions and How to Counter Themp. 31
Six Basic Rationalizationsp. 32
A Further Look at Rationalizationp. 38
The Influence of Advertisingp. 40
The Unmasking Processp. 41
Unmasking Ads: The Textp. 42
Preliminaries to Changingp. 46
Pitfallsp. 47
Exercisesp. 47
2. Sophomorep. 51
The First Cutbackp. 51
The Health Bankp. 52
Selecting an "Anticigarette"p. 54
The Self versus the Robot Smokerp. 54
The Role of Hypnosisp. 57
The Myth of Symptom Substitutionp. 60
Undermining the Robot Smokerp. 63
Unmasking Ads: The Namesp. 66
Pitfallsp. 71
Exercisesp. 71
3. Juniorp. 73
Smoking: Bad Habit or Addiction?p. 73
A Hidden Destroyer: Autonomic Conditioningp. 75
An Experiment in Autonomic Conditioningp. 78
Way Back When: Recalling Your First Cigarettesp. 80
The Second Cutbackp. 81
Self Alliancep. 82
The Alliesp. 83
Relaxation Breathingp. 83
Relaxation Imageryp. 84
The Pacifierp. 85
Physical Exercisep. 87
Blockadingp. 91
The Unmasking Gamep. 92
Coming Alive Againp. 93
Pitfallsp. 95
Exercisesp. 95
4. Senior--Graduationp. 99
Habit Breaking as a Processp. 100
Decontextualizing: A Fresh View of Smokingp. 101
Smoking "The Last" Cigarettep. 102
Nurturing and Protecting the Selfp. 105
Breaking the Hand-to-Mouth Connectionp. 107
The First Week of Not Smokingp. 108
Charting the Course of Your Progressp. 110
The Hallmarks of Habit Breakingp. 111
The First Negative Surge Toward Smoking Againp. 112
Avoiding a False Sense of Security: The Plungep. 112
The Plateau: Preparing for the Next Improvementp. 114
Additional Negative Surgesp. 114
The Trend Line: An Estimate of Progressp. 115
The Four RuSesp. 116
Unmasking Ads: The Imagep. 119
More Ads, More Liesp. 126
The Co-Predators and Their Preyp. 129
Pitfallsp. 131
Exercisesp. 131
5. Graduate Schoolp. 133
The Spoilerp. 133
Dealing with Gallows Humorp. 137
Some Food for Thoughtp. 138
Sources of Self-Helpp. 145
Pitfallsp. 146
Exercisesp. 147
6. Postgraduatep. 149
Never Again: The Three Stages to Staying Stoppedp. 149
Pitfallp. 167
Exercisep. 167
7. Professorshipp. 169
Cancerp. 169
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitisp. 171
Miscellaneous Health Issuesp. 172
Effects of Smoking on Infants and Childrenp. 175
Demography and General Statisticsp. 176
Advertisingp. 178
Politics and Economicsp. 179
Life Expectancyp. 181
Indexp. 185