“Expert authors, encouraging tone, motivational success stories, a bevy of resources … the bible for quitting smoking.
– Bestsellers World

Learning to Quit

How to Stop Smoking and Live Free of Nicotine Addiction

Have you tried to quit smoking, only to find yourself reaching for a cigarette again and again? Tired of feeling bad about your health and making promises to the ones that love you? 

Nicotine is incredibly addictive, but you can beat it! Glimpse inside the highly personal and moving stories from people who have managed to kick the habit for good. choose the quit strategies that work best for you. Your amazing life as a non-smoker lies just around the corner.

We’ve partnered with Avasta Press to bring you a newly updated and expanded second edition of Learning to Quit. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Personal stories paired with moving photographic portraits.
  • Strategies to survive your first week without cigarettes
  • Positive support to meet your quit smoking goals
  • Customizable and proven quit smoking plan 
  • Common quitting pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • A brand new mindset for managing relapse
  • Extensive health information index

Set yourself free from smoking. Strategy trumps willpower!

BONUS: With this book, you’ll get instant access to an entire library of free resources, including quit plans, mindset exercises, nicotine dependence tests and more!

Praise for Learning to Quit

FIVE STARS … It’s exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process earns this book its rating. You’ll be glad you picked up a copy and took the early steps to quitting smoking. It’s never too early or too late to take a step in the right direction. Take control of your health and life today!”
~ San Francisco Book Review

“A truly different approach to smoking cessation. I could not put this book down.”
~ E. Reynolds, LibraryThing

“Shockingly personal and relatable.”
~ Booktopia

“More than just another guide to quitting smoking; it is the bible for quitting smoking. … Ultimately, this book is a must-have for anyone thinking about or determined to quit.  It is an eye-opening and mind-altering call to take back your power.”
~ Bestseller’s World

“Personal stories—told in former smokers’ own words—set this book apart from other guides to quitting smoking.”
~ Kirkus Reviews

“An eye-opening and mind-altering call to take back your power.”
~ Lisa Brown Gilbert, Professional Book Reviewer

“This book is an unquestionable requirement have for anybody pondering or resolved to stop [smoking].” 
~ Her Campus Magazine

“Powerful book that will jumpstart a person’s desire to rid themselves of cigarette smoking and reclaim their power.”
~ Brian Aird, Goodreads

“Sound strategies and guidance that is easy to follow.”
~ BJ. Armstrong, Amazon

Paul Brunetta, MD and Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP

A note from the authors…

Welcome to Learning to Quit! You’ve just taken an extremely important step to stop smoking and end nicotine addiction. Every person’s journey is different, and yours is unique. Only you understand how you were influenced to start smoking, how it’s been part of your life, and your unique reasons to now end the relationship. You are not alone. The work that you’re embarking on is shared by the 24 people that have been interviewed for Learning To Quit and the millions of people around the world that are actively leaving cigarettes and nicotine addiction behind.

We co-founded the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center (FTTC) at UCSF 20 years ago and are both former smokers. Since FTTC started, we’ve interacted with 1000 smokers seeking help. Together, we’ve worked on Learning to Quit for many years to give you an action plan and all the knowledge and experience needed to take control of your health.

This book is not just about becoming smoke-free, it’s also about change; it’s about radically changing your life by ending a huge relationship–your tobacco dependence.

Authors Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP and Paul Brunetta, MD cofounded the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center and are both former smokers. They’ve offered assistance to over 1000 smokers seeking help. They specifically developed Learning to Quit share the action plan, knowledge and support you need to take control of your health.

You’ll not only learn how to quit smoking; the medical section will equip you with vital health information. Learn how smoking effects your lungs, heart, brain, mood, weight and pregnancy. Explore different smoking cessation medication options. Feel inspired learning how quickly your health and quality of life will improve after you smoke your last cigarette. Learn more about the vaping controversy, plus vaping dangers and health risks.