Quit Smoking Lifestyle Changes

I just read this article whilst wasting some time ‘stumbling’ around the net. It makes for a useful set of tips to any smoker who is thinking about quitting or is in the process of quitting.

The way we start the day can have a massive effect on how we feel about ourselves and everything for that matter.

Where the article mentions coffee, just read ‘coffee and cigarette’ and you’ll know what I mean. Even though I feel much better for having quit smoking, I still start my day the opposite of how this article suggests. Give it a go – I will too!

Yet Another Unsolicited Testimonial

I do not make these up, they just brighten up my day when customers choose to let me know how they are getting on. This was received yesterday:

Dear Pete,

I had to take time to write and thank you for your EasyQuit System. Just as promised, your system opened my eyes and made me see how simple it is. I quit even before finishing the book! I believe my “A-HA!” moment was on page 62 when you “locked me in the room”. What a profound revelation! I have been a non-smoker for three months now, with no weight gain and no regrets whatsoever. I’ve never looked back and never felt better. I can’t thank you enough!

Eternally grateful.

Nancy Albea

Thank you Nancy, I appreciate the compliment but more importantly, I am really gald you have quit for good.

Another Stonking Great Unsolicited Testimonial

Pete, hello and thank you, I just bought your book 24 hours ago and I just smoked my last cigarette!! Your book is wonderful and I will absolutely recomend it to everyone I know!! Your book opened my eyes to what I have never seen before, I have tried everything and nothing worked untill now!! Again Thank You!! I’m 30 years old and have been smoking since the age of 16. You made it so simple!! I will always remember your wonderful words of wisdom and be a Happy Ex-smoker!!!

Kelly J. Ohio USA

Another EasyQuit System Testimonial

Dear Peter Howells

When I purchased your book I have to admit, I was not sure it would work! I have been wanting to quit and have tried before and have failed.

Knowing that smoking is very harmful to my health especially since I have smoke for 30 years and my children being very concerned having asked me many times to quit One day I told myself I have to find a way to quit!

I went to my computer mad; I typed in “stop smoking”. Of course many websites popped up. How would I choose?

To make a long story short I landed on your EasyQuit System™. I will be honest. I did not think it would work but it did!

I had to read the book two times before I understood all the points you were making. Being able to smoke and following your direction when smoking I feel was the key that let me out of my prison. So now I am free!!!

I did not tell my children what I was doing until I was sure it would work. But when I did they were so happy they cried happy tears. I have three girls and I thank God for your book and you taking the time to write it. It changed my life. I had my eureka moment, feeling “I am free!”

I want to thank you so much! My girls wanted me to say thank you for them too. This book was worth every penny I spent!

Helen Dunning

EasyQuit System mp3 – what do you think?

If you haven’t bought and read my book, the EasyQuit System yet, I would like to know if it would be more appealing to you if it were available as an mp3 audio book?

I know a lot of people don’t like reading a book from the screen (I can cope with it but that’s just me!) and printing out a 100 page book is a bit daunting. To that end, I am in the process of recording the book for my customers so they can just upload the mp3 files to their mp3 player, ipod or listen to them straight from their computer. It will be about 3 hours of audio and will can be burned onto 3 CDs.

Either way, let me know what you think.

Cheers, Pete

Smoking ban at home could come in future

by Rhodri Clark, Western Mail

PARENTS could be banned from smoking in their homes to protect their children’s health, following the success of the smoking ban in public places, legal experts have claimed.

But such a ban may not happen for many years, because society is not yet ready for such a draconian step, they admit.

One legal option would rest on the human rights of children, whose health is damaged more by passive smoking than adults’.

However, human rights rulings usually balance the rights of two sets of people, and one legal expert said judges would currently come down in favour of an adult’s right to smoke in their home rather than the child’s right to breathe clean air.

The ban on smoking in public places across Britain appears to have improved health already.

On Monday it emerged that heart-attack admissions to Scottish hospitals had dropped 17% in the first year of Scotland’s smoking ban.

Researchers also said a national evaluation found a 39% reduction in secondhand smoke exposure in 11-year-olds and in adult non-smokers.

There was no evidence yet of smoking shifting from public places into homes.

But the British Medical Association says five million children in the UK are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes. Those children are at higher risk of:

Cot death;

Asthma attacks;

Respiratory symptoms;

Impaired breathing, as children and adults;

Middle-ear disease, which can be fatal.

They may also be at greater risk than other children of becoming asthmatic in the first place and of developing childhood cancer.

Scottish research shows that even education is impaired, since children who live with smokers are 44% to 77% more likely to miss school than other children.

Prof Nigel Lowe, deputy head of Cardiff Law School, said smoking in homes could be addressed through smaller steps, such as smoke-free homes being a condition of fostering and adoption.

“The big leap will have to wait until the little leaps have been made,” said Prof Lowe, an expert in child law.

“Who would have predicted 20 or 30 years ago that we couldn’t smoke on trains or planes or in public places?

“The next logical step would be to protect the children, but I think we’re quite a long way from that.

“I could see that it could happen. No current judge, I would predict, in England or Wales would be prepared to make that huge jump yet. But I wouldn’t rule it out forever.

“The thing about human rights which always gets us into problem areas is that you’ve always got to balance it against other people’s rights.”

While some might argue that a child’s rights were infringed by smoking in the home, others would argue that adults have the right to respect for their private family lives. The ban on smoking in public places was premised on workers’ rights to a smoke-free workplace. Workers can choose their workplace, while children do not choose their parents or homes.

But Prof Lowe said, “There’s a material difference between what you do in your own house and what you do outside.”

Wendy Hopkins, a specialist family lawyer in South Wales, said it was premature for family law to proscribe smoking in the home.

“Those are areas in which family law could go. There’s no doubt that children living in a household where there’s a heavy smoker are much more at risk.”

If one parent smoked, the family courts might take that into account when deciding on who had custody of children, she added.

Dr Tony Calland, who chairs the BMA’s Welsh council, said the arguments against smoking in children’s homes were as strong as those against smoking in workplaces, but he did not believe further legislation should be passed.

“It’s the principle that’s the important thing – that you shouldn’t poison anyone, including your own children.

“What will happen in time, and I think is already happening, is that smoking is becoming socially unacceptable.

“That will become the driver. It’s a social evolution process, rather than being told by the Government or police or BMA that you mustn’t smoke.”