How To Stop Smoking
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How To Stop Smoking

Stop smoking with this essential quit smoking tips step-by-step tutorial
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Published 6/2012
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 mins on-demand audio
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
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Thank you for clicking on this “Essential Quit Smoking Tips: Best Way to Quit Smoking “course.  That you did shows that you are listening to the part of you that cares about you and wants you to be healthy and well.

The great American author Mark Twain said, "It's easy to quit smoking.  I've done it hundreds of times."  This little joke illustrates what you already know --  that stopping smoking can be difficult.  That's because 1) nicotine is a highly addictive substance, 2) smoking provides rewards, like a "pick-me-up," dealing with boredom, providing something to do with your hands, and managing stress, anger, anxiety, depression, or other uncomfortable emotions;  and 3) smoking can facilitate (or make the smoker believe that it can facilitate) social interactions.

That smoking is more than an addiction to nicotine is the reason it is so hard to quit permanently.  Otherwise, quitting "cold turkey" would be way more successful than it is.  Whereas it may work for a while, research shows that "cold turkey" is not successful in the long run because it fails to address the complexities of each smoker's habit, and hence makes one vulnerable to starting smoking again. This isn't because a person is weak-willed or a loser.  It's because it takes time to understand one's own, unique smoking habit and to develop and carry out a plan to stop smoking that makes sense. 

This “essential quit smoking tips: best way to quit smoking “course is designed to help you get rid of nicotine addiction and also address the reasons for your unique smoking pattern.  Like walking on a road, this course consists of many steps that prepare a smoker for Quit Day -- the day one chooses to stop smoking forever. The steps are grouped into seven modules (listed on this web page below), each containing a brief video lecture and a PDF that can be read online or downloaded (instructor recommended).  There are also some downloadable MP3s. 

The course is based on scientific and medical research and reputable stop-smoking programs, such as those offered by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the lung, heart, and cancer associations.  The course does not involve hypnosis, nor does it require students to buy any special foods or gadgets.  However, it does require that students commit to spending a few weeks focusing their attention on the course.  As a symbol of that commitment, the course fee is the cost of about three packs of cigarettes, or $15 USD.

Research shows that stopping smoking involves progressing through stages of increasing readiness and resolve to quit.  So, even if you are not sure you are ready to stop smoking, this course can work for you because it will teach you about the stop-smoking process should the day ever come that you decide to quit.

The instructor is a college professor of health and wellness, co-author with Professor Gordon Edlin of the successful college text, Health and Wellness, and is certified by the American Lung Association as a smoking cessation counselor.  He has been teaching personal health and smoking cessation online for over 12 years; he brings that background and experience to this Essential Quit Smoking Tips course.

Take this Essential Quit Smoking Tips course and learn the best way to quit smoking now!

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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Course Welcome
1 Lecture 07:49

Learn about the course and the instructor.

Preview 07:49
Module 1
2 Lectures 04:58

Learn about the quitting process.

Preview 04:58

Learn about the quit-smoking process and stages of readiness.
Course Introduction
7 pages
Module 2
2 Lectures 05:22

Obtain some course materials.

Course Preparation

Getting ready to take the course

Course Preparation
5 pages
Module 3
9 Lectures 36:16

Tools to help with the quitting process.


Tools that can facilitate the quitting process.
Tools for Quitting
8 pages

Comments about Journaling


Learn how to do the Cleansing Breath
The Cleansing Breath

How changing your thoughts can change how you feel and behave.

Cognitive Reframing

Learn how to use thought stopping.

Thought Stopping

Learn about Anchoring 

Anchoring: Introduction

Learn to quiet your mind with Anchoring

Anchoring Tutorial - Text version
12 pages

Learn how to quiet your mind with this Anchoring MP3

Anchoring Tutorial - MP3 version
Module 4
2 Lectures 02:36

Examining your relationship with smoking.

Understanding Your Smoker's-mind

Identifying the reasons you smoke

Understanding Your Smoker's-mind
6 pages
Module 5
2 Lectures 03:06

Understanding your smoking behavior.

Understanding Your Smoking Behavior

Identifying your smoking patterns

Understanding Your Smoking Behavior
13 pages
Module 6
2 Lectures 03:55

Steps to get ready for Quit Day.

Preparing for Quit Day

The steps to get ready for quitting forever

Preparing for Quit Day
20 pages
Module 7
2 Lectures 05:00

Tips for being a nonsmoker for life.

Living As a Nonsmoker

Steps for staying smokefree.

Living As a Nonsmoker
9 pages
About the Instructor
Eric Golanty Ph.D.
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Professor of Health and Wellness and book author

I am a college professor of Health and Wellness and an author.  I have been teaching at the college level for many years.  A student once asked me, "Do you like teaching health?"  I responded, "Yes.  I like it very much.  When I was in college I was planning to go to medical school.  Then, one day, I wondered if it would be possible to teach people to remain healthy so they wouldn't have to go to doctors so often.  That seemed more logical to me than going to med school and taking care of people who were already sick, so I became a health guy."

I have a BA in biochemistry from UC Berkeley, an M.S. In biochemistry from UC San Francisco, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from UC Davis.  I have taught at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Las Positas College.  My books include Health and Wellness (with Gordon Edlin, Ph.D.), Human Sexuality:  The Basics (with Gordon Edlin Ph.D.) and First Aid for Sports Injuries (with Stanley H. Inkelis, M.D.).  More at