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Title:
The last puff : ex-smokers share the secrets of their success
Author:
Farquhar, John W., 1927-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, 1990.
Physical Description:
252 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780393027891
Format :
Book

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Ex-smokers share the secrets of their success. No scholarly paraphernalia. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Booklist Review

Thirty interviews--including Patrick Reynolds, the grandson of R. J. Reynolds, and actress Celeste Holm--describe how smokers get started, the tricks they use to break the habit, and how they feel after successfully kicking the evil weed. Farquhar and Spiller discuss addiction and what happens in the body once nicotine is removed from the system, i.e., the depressions, relapses, weight gains, and cravings. Along with suggestions from "the voices of experience," they offer antidotes to ease and erase the discomfort. No index. --Cynthia Ogorek


Library Journal Review

Thirty-two not very inspiring stories from people who have quit smoking are collected in this volume by Farquhar (medicine, Stanford) and Spiller, a nutrition researcher at University of California, Berkeley. Tobacco heir Patrick Reynolds and actress Celeste Holm's experiences are included, with those of 30 other people of all ages and occupations. Better choices are Steve Allen's Passionate Nonsmoker's Bill of Rights ( LJ 9/15/89) and Robert S. Sobel's Quit for Life (LJ 12/88).-- Robert Schmid, L.R.C., Univ. of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical Sch., North Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.