Learning to Quit

How to Stop Smoking and Live Free of Nicotine Addiction

Set yourself free from smoking.
Strategy trumps willpower!

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? Set a “learning” mindset and reframe these past quit attempts as trial runs. It’s not your fault that you are a smoker. Nicotine is incredibly addictive, but you can beat it! 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:

  • Positive support to meet your quit smoking goals
  • Customizable and proven quit smoking plan 
  • Strategies to survive your first week without cigarettes
  • Common quitting pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • A brand new mindset for managing relapse
  • Extensive health information index
This book includes access to an entire library of free resources, including quit plans, mindset exercises, nicotine dependence tests and more!

“Should you decide to quit smoking, Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP and Paul Brunetta, MD will provide the thoughtful guidance and support necessary to make this time more successful. From personal experiences to accessible medical information, their book and additional resources will make all the difference.”

– San Francisco Book Review

“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

BONUS: 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.

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.

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.

A note from the authors...

Paul Brunetta, MD and
Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP

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.