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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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VII

Toxic Compulsion 7: Nicotine Dependence (Smoking)

To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.

—Mark Twain

IN THIS CHAPTER:

A Genetic Reason Why Some Get Hooked

Estimated Percentage of Users Who Become Dependent

Some Inconvenient Truths About Nicotine

Smoking Facts from the American Legacy Foundation

Time to Get Honest with Yourself

How Smoking Became Socially Unacceptable

Nicotine Dependence Usually Begins Before Adulthood

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Children from Smoking

Break Nicotine and Other Dependencies Simultaneously

How to Quit Smoking on Your Own

More on Murray Kelly’s Approach to Quitting

Michael Rabinoff’s 10 Tips for Quitting

What About ...

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