I’m a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (stop smoking coach and counselor) in private practice for 14 years. I’ve worked with thousands of private clients and conducted over 100 public seminars. I was a heavy smoker myself for 30 years, now I’m an educator, counselor and researcher. Here on this blog I try to answer as many questions as I can about smoking, vaping, tobacco, nicotine and TCH use.
I’m also a Registered Psychotherapist — I use cognitive behavioral techniques, positive psychology interventions, neurolinguistics, mindfulness training, guided imagery and even hypnosis in my practice — so my answers often include references to attitude, perception, subjective well-being and the language of self-directed behavior change.
I hope you find the information here helpful if you are trying to stop smoking, or useful if you also work with tobacco users , or just interesting if you are … just interested.
Please feel free to ask questions!