Smoking is one of the greatest preventable causes of death, disease, and disability. While many people want to give up smoking, they're often unable to do so alone. Many smokers are also put off quitting because they're afraid of the potential weight gain that may result. Intended for use in conjunction with formal cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), this Workbook outlines an effective treatment that will help the reader to quit smoking without gaining weight. Tools such as self-assessment quizzes, daily food intake and exercise participation monitoring forms, and homework exercises are all designed to help the reader stay motivated and quit once and for all. When used in conjunction with group therapy, this Workbook will help the reader to overcome smoking and maintain a healthy weight while learning skills which are useful for a lifetime.
Bonnie Spring is the Director of Behavioral Medicine, Co-Program Leader in Cancer Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, in Chicago, IL.