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In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released the monumental Surgeon General’s report revealing the connection between smoking and ill health, specifically linking tobacco use to lung cancer and heart disease. And yet in 2014, fifty years later, more than fifty million Americans still smoke.Quit or Die Trying isn’t a self-help book about giving up smoking—it’s a candid, irreverent, eIn 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released the monumental Surgeon General’s report revealing the connection between smoking and ill health, specifically linking tobacco use to lung cancer and heart disease. And yet in 2014, fifty years later, more than fifty million Americans still smoke.Quit or Die Trying isn’t a self-help book about giving up smoking—it’s a candid, irreverent, eye-opening story about one woman’s struggle to overcome her tobacco addiction.In 1986, a good twenty years after everyone knows tobacco is bad for them, when twelve-year-old Alison Beard should be playing ding-dong-ditch and chasing butterflies, she starts smoking instead. Like a lot of Americans, she believes the persistent propaganda that it’s just a habit she can quit at any time—until one harrowing day in her twenties, when she awakens with a collapsed lung.In her heartfelt memoir, Beard shares the crazy cocktails of medicine and diversion tactics she employs in her attempt to rid herself of her addiction. Having tried to quit more times than she kept count, she identifies the false assumptions and unhelpful social attitudes to reveal changes that would have a powerful impact on the success rate of quitting....

Title : Quit or Die Trying
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ISBN : 9781500862817
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 246 Pages
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Quit or Die Trying Reviews

  • Paula
    2019-05-20 03:51

    I really enjoyed reading Alison Beard's journey in Quit or Die Trying.Quitting smoking is not an easy task... but once the days turn into months and then into years.. you realize you accomplished a pretty awesome thing. I feel Alison had a very unique experience with so many collapsed lungs. I hope she can stay quit.. that is some serious stuff she has gone through. There are a multitude of other health issues that smoking contributes to also.I could totally relate to her day to day challenges, maybe another soon -to- be ex-smoker could find this helpful before starting their own journey. I had several lol moments when she talked about using the nicotine patch... this was also my method of quitting. I did not use this method properly but it really did help me quit. I was on the patch for a year and was still cheating while on it in the beginning.. and while Alison was scared about not smoking for 24 hrs after removing it... I was waiting nowhere near 24 hrs. I did feel I had become addicted to the patches... and those vivid dreams were pretty cool. In the end my own journey to quit smoking took a year ... it took me finally saying to myself "this is so stupid.. be done with it." and I was.I want to say best of luck to anyone taking this journey. A couple tips to maybe help someone else succeed .. I know Alison touched on much of this and shared many of her own. You have to want it..Find something to replace the habit..I found staying away from all smoking/smokers helped me.. even to this day I still don't purposely put myself around it.. even just for health reasons.Eliminate as many stressful situations in your life as possible.. quitting is stressful enough as it is.Alison Beard was so kind to reach out to me in support. I offer her the same support in return if needed. Alison was also generously offering her book for free on Amazon when I picked it up.. I think Amazon Prime and Kindle unlimited users can still get it on free lending. My partner and I quit smoking 10+ years ago.. for him the damage is done. He is in stage 4 emphysema (end stage) and has suffered a collapsed lung on two different occasions before the age of 50. Alison, I hope I get the opportunity to read your story. Smoking is still a problem among young and old even with it being treated so taboo in today's society.

  • Neal
    2019-05-12 05:00

    Appreciate the author’s honesty, sincerity and those real emotions that we can easily found in her prose. However, in terms of the effectiveness and influences, personally, I would say I prefer more Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking, here is my rationale:1). External trigger vs internal trigger. With all due respect, Alison’s serious trigger about cigarettes is one lung collapse in her twenties. I wouldn't say Allen felt no external pressure at all at his smoking days. But from what he wrote in his book, he did want to quit smoking majorly because he did want to. It was an internal motivation. And this is always the more powerful motivation.2). Allen had been to the peak. 100 cigarettes per day. This is the very record not every smoker can reach. Words from those have been the highest mountain and the deepest abyss are always more powerful.3). Allen’s comparatively thorough analysis. Allen has analyzed the four major triggers of smokers litting up a cigarette: Boredom, Relaxation, Concentration and the most influential one, Depression. And in the Easy Way to Stop Smoking, Allen has listed every possible reason or rationale why a smoker smokes and criticised without reservation. In terms of education effect, I would say Allen has done a better job.Conclusively, congratulate that Alison Beard has been breathing freely in the rest of her promising life and I am really thankful to her that she has been educating smokers by telling her true story. I really appreciate this behavior. This rest of 2 stars I did not give is only due to technical and literature considerations, nothing besides those.PS. As I just gave away my Easy Way to Stop Smoking to a friend recently, I reckon I have to stock myself another in my crappy bag. Anyway it is indeed a great weapon towards this sinful tobacco brainwashing.

  • Saravanan Pandi
    2019-04-28 21:46

    I was really Enlightened and of-course not disappointed by this book!!!Reading this book made me to understand cigarette companies play unfairly to make quitting impossible. I came to know 4000 additives are added to make cigarette smoking pleasurable and an addiction. * Arsenic, a heavy metal used in rat poison definitely can cause cancer, is used for Cigarette smoking enjoyable.*DDT(Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), banned pesticide is one of the Additives used in Cigarette making.*Acetone, Nail polish remover is also used as one of the additives in the cigarette making.Even more information can be gained by this book.This book can make one to understand how cigarette companies making fool of all the smokers. This book would make you to hate Cigarettes!!!

  • Kayo
    2019-04-20 02:01

    I really enjoyed this book, and I am not a smoker. Glad she was able to stick with it, she went through a lot!

  • Mohamed Ali
    2019-05-19 04:43

    i think it will be great

  • Alison Beard
    2019-04-28 02:59