"...Smoking cessation has been the subject of many books, but few if any have addressed women’s special concerns so well. Highly recommended." —Library Journal
From the Back Cover
You can live and live well without cigarettes
You want to do it. You know you should do it. But especially if you’re a woman, you also know how hard quitting cigarettes can be. If you’ve tried to quit before and experienced weight gain, sadness, or other distressing symptoms, you may have decided to quit quitting.
Or maybe you’re already a former smoker, but you’re not quite satisfied with the way you look and feel. You wish you could somehow go back and get it right.
After two decades of research with women smokers and former smokers, Dr. Cynthia S. Pomerleau knows about the unique, multilayered nature of women’s relationship to cigarettes. Here, with real world understanding and comprehensive knowledge of current scientific findings, she offers the insights, tools and hope you’ll need to make that crucial transition.
Pomerleau wants every woman who smokes to become and remain a nonsmoker who feels good and looks great, but she also knows that one-size-fits-all prescriptions, scare tactics and Just stop!” lectures don’t work for most women. Instead, she empowers you to
manage your weight and mood without cigarettes
replace the comfort of cigarettes with true self-care
create your own personal quitting style
look better and feel more confident than ever before
You’ll also find stories of other women who’ve been there, tips for handling partner and family relationships as you change, and information on how medications can help you reach your goal. Pomerleau proves that there is life after cigarettes and that you can live it.