If you are one of the millions of smokers who are torn between the desire to smoke and the desire to stop, award-winning medical writer Dr. Tom Ferguson has the answers. He dispenses with pointless antismoking rhetoric, and offers instead a reasoned, responsible, practical program which addresses your concerns about smoking and your health. He can help your control, reduce, and quit smoking on your terms. He'll show you how to:
- Pinpoint the psychological factors behind your habit, as well as alternative ways to handle them
- Use exercise, stress management, and a prudent diet to reduce your desire to smoke
- Take advantage of dramatic new strategies for cutting down and ending your nicotine dependence
- Deal with potential weight gain and occasional cravings after you quit
This 336 page book has helped thousands in their quest to quit smoking. Get your copy today and join the ranks of ex-smokers!
You can read three articles adapted from the book The No-Nag, No-Guilt, Do-It-Your-Own-Way Guide to Quitting Smoking:
About the Author
Dr. Ferguson is a senior associate at Boston's Center for Clinical Computing, a medical computing think-tank associated with Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital. He is president of Self-Care Productions, an Austin-based health care consulting firm. He is editor and publisher of the industry newsletter The Ferguson Report: The Newsletter of Consumer Health Informatics and Online Health, which will debut in January, 1998.
Tom received his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. He founded the influential journal Medical Self-Care and served as its editor and chief from 1975 to 1989. He is the founder of the SelfCare Catalog, a direct-mail company specializing in tools which help people take care of their health. He has served for many years as medical editor of The Whole Earth Catalog. He wrote a chapter on the empowered medical consumer for the book that accompanied the Bill Moyers series on Mind/Body Medicine. He is the author of a dozen books. His latest, Health Online: How to Find Health Information, Support Groups and Self-Help Communities in Cyberspace, was recently published by Addison-Wesley Publishing.
Tom organized the world's first conferences on Consumer Health Informatics, a new field devoted to the development and study of consumer-oriented computer resources in health care. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Public Health Service, AT&T, the Canadian Bell System, Kaiser-Permanente Health Plan, Tenet Health Care, and many other corporations and government agencies. He is a Trustee of the National Wellness Institute.
Tom is a popular speaker and workshop leader and has been interviewed by All Things Considered, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Cable News Network, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and many other print and electronic media. His hobbies include squirrel-watching, collecting old poker chips, and writing medical mystery novels. He lives in Austin with his wife, Meredith, their two unpredictable cats, and a squirrel named Einstein.