Synoptic Outline of:
"How to Quit Smoking
Without Willpower or Struggle"
The book contains 138
pages, divided into two sections: the "how to..." part, containing a
prologue, twelve chapters, an epilogue; and the reference section--an
assemblage of media references to the tobacco issue that were current
when the book was written, including
the entire unabridged Civil Suit Complaint of the heirs of The Marlboro
Man, naming Philip Morris; etc.
contains some information about habits, and the direction this book is
intending to take the smoker.
"How Much?", deals with getting a good look at your smoking
pattern. By the end of it, you will know exactly what your habit is,
and what its likely to be, unless you make some change now.
"Why?", explains why one begins and continues to smoke.
Three, "Wouldnt You Rather Switch Than Fight?", teaches you
how to reverse the product ownership identification. The second step
of the "quitting process" is letting go of "your brand".
"The Mantra", offers a little system of self-hypnosis to
constantly reaffirm that you are in the process of ending your
"The Pose", begins your conscious breaking down of the "way"
you smoke. You begin to interrupt the physical pattern, the "style" in
which you smoke.
"Face the Enemy", shows you how to begin to see the cigarette
as an icon for those who are earning billions at the expense of the
health and deaths of millions. You begin to focus directly upon the
cigarettes and those who have manipulated you into this deathly spiral
just to keep milking money from you. You are still smoking every time
you have the urge, but you begin to do it as seriously and privately
as if you were consciously committing suicide by constantly injecting
a small combination of deadly drugs into your system. You begin to
fully realize that you are!
Seven, "Other Reasons", explains a variety of reason other
than addiction to nicotine that people smoke. Although there may be
more, we have identified and propound upon nine.
Eight, "Pick Your Shots", teaches how to confront the
mindless physical reflexive smoking you do. You learn how to identify
it, how to deal with it, and how to conquer it. But you are instructed
never to fight it.
"Gotta Get That Feeling", instructs one on how to heighten
ones awareness of the true physical effects of the body's processing
the nicotine and other chemicals. It explains how we learned to deny
what our bodies were telling us when they were telling us we were
killing them with smoke, and how to open your "inner ear" to those
"The Ghost of Smoker Past", explains how one can regress and
modify their memories...remake differently that one critical decision,
the one that "made" them a smoker.
Eleven, "The Ghost of Smoker Present", urges the smoker to
take a clear, analytical view of their position with smoking and
tobacco companies. It urges, "Wake up!" to what is going on for you as
a pawn in some very rich and powerful mens games. It also asks you to
question your awareness of the example you are showing others,
especially those of you with young children.
Twelve, "The Ghost of Smoker Future", takes the Dickensian
analogy to its logical conclusion, as the smoker is urged to look into
the future for themselves, and to go today to see "the future" of
those who were nearly in the same shoes ten or twenty years ago, and
are now living the horror of their "future", now called "the present".
is mostly about my experience of myself today as a non-smoker, the
difficulty of doing the process while your significant other is still
smoking mindlessly, and PresMark Publishing Co.s contribution to
smoking related charity.
pages contain the following titles:
Lawsuit Original Complaint
Action Suit Notice and Information
Link Smoking to Cancer
How Tobacco Companies
Secret Documents Show
Lawyers Made Decisions
More Evidence That
Nicotine Is Addictive
Kids Can Easily Buy
Cigarettes, Study Shows
Measuring Tobacco Use
Investigate "Hidden Cigarette Ads" In Movies