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Synopsis: YOU ARE NOT TOO OLD TO QUIT SMOKING!
Tobacco Free After 50 reveals how older smokers who kick the habit possess remarkable healing capabilities, a resilience, even after 30 or more years of smoking.
Yes, older smokers DO bounce back from a broad array of tobacco-related conditions!
Indeed, smokers of all ages need to quit and anyone trying to recover from this addiction is fighting for his or her life. Richard Delano and Krista Schaafsma's innovative smoking cessation book is designed to help older smokers break free from the addictive drug nicotine and to plan their quit.
According to author Delano, a former 30+ year smoker and his co-author, Schaafsma, cigarette smokers tend to convince themselves that they are just caught up in a nasty habit; they refuse to believe they are addicts. Those over 50 often believe there is no worth in quitting. Although tobacco users generally do not view themselves as drug abusers, the reality is this: smokers have an addiction and tend to remain in denial about confronting their problem. Tobacco Free after 50 uses personal success stories from twelve charismatic former smokers as well as additional insight by twelve experts who expose the complexities of nicotine, its crippling effect on the brain, and its ultimate devastating effect on the lungs. Because nicotine distorts the brain's natural functions, the onset of withdrawal causes a painful process which is the chief cause of relapse or continuing the habit. Tobacco Free After 50 explores the insidious process of nicotine and demonstrates how! it is not too late to quit by assisting dedicated readers to troubleshoot their crisis and design their individualized Tobacco Free Action Plan.
Some facts about older smokers:
-- Over 13 million Americans aged 50 and over are currently smokers, accounting for over 27 percent of all adult smokers in the United States.
-- This number will grow as Baby Boomers with high smoking rates reach 50.
-- Older smokers make fewer attempts than younger smokers to quit, but are more successful when they do.
-- Older smokers do not try to quit as often because many do not believe that quitting will improve their health and well being. In fact, the bodies of older smokers possess remarkable healing capabilities and the ability to bounce back even after 30 or more years of smoking.
Although this book specifically cites the special stories and experiences from those in the mature market, Tobacco Free After 50 creates a cessation plan that is fit for everyone of all ages. It allows smokers to choose which quit method works best for them whether it's joining a personal support group or selecting medications that may help offset the nicotine cravings.
The testimonials from older smokers on how their habits got started, how they learned to hide their smoking and sneak cigarettes from others while attempting to quit, exposes the personal humiliation and difficulty behind kicking the habit.
Tobacco Free After 50 invites readers into the private lives of ex-smokers and reveals the paths they have taken to strip themselves of their addiction and to demonstrate their eventual humble yet mighty success to stop smoking for good.
About the Author: Richard K. Delano, BS, is a social marketer, publisher, Marine Officer and former three decade long smoker. Rick has been active in tobacco control since 1992 and is a current member of New Jersey Breathes. He is also a former member of the Coalition for a Smoke-free New York City and the commission for a Healthy New York. Rick has over 25 years experience in the publishing world including stints with Scientific American, Time, Hearst Magazines and Scholastic Inc. While with Scholastic, Rick played a role in youth prevention campaigns in several states. Since establishing Social Marketing Services, LLC in 1999, he has focused on helping smokers quit. He has also completed the NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) nationally certified Tobacco Addiction Specialist course. Rick holds a degree in marketing at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.
Krista V. Schaafsma, BS, MT (ASCP), NCTAS, is a consultant in tobacco control and brings to this book a diverse portfolio of cessation experiences. Her work includes facilitating the prenatal smoking cessation workshops for the Michigan Department of Community Health, directing Raising Tobacco Free Kids for the American Cancer Society and presenting at cessation forums in several states. Other credentials include the American Lung Association of Michigan's Advocate of the Year and she has presented numerous times at the World and National Conferences on Tobacco or Health. She also is a nationally certified Tobacco Addictions Specialist with the NAADAC and attended the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Conference training. Krista is licensed by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and holds a biology-chemistry degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Title: Tobacco Free After 50 :Unlock the Power of ...
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description after50press. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0974603503I4N00
Book Description after50press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000009574
Book Description after50press, Bridgehampton, NY, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. I have no doubt that I would still be a smoker if I had not been given a copy of your book. Before I had finished reading the first chapter, I was already preparing my quit date. I like the conversational tone, and while I found something of value in each ex-smoker's story, I related to Glen Strobel most of all. I have been tobacco free for over four months now and still refer to your book from time to time. I am also happy to report that when my kids and I went on a hike last weekend, they struggled to keep up with me. Soft cover in brand new condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Stated First Printing. Book has a pictorial cover. Bookseller Inventory # 004347