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Welcome! I’m a Certified Tobacco Treatment Provider in private practice for 15 years. I've worked with over 5000 private clients and conducted over 100 public seminars. I was a heavy smoker myself for 30 years. I’m also a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach — I use positive psychology interventions, cognitive behavioral techniques, 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. Website: www.HypNoSmoke.com...

Q: I want to stop smoking, but how do I resist cravings?Q: I want to stop smoking, but how do I resist cravings?

Don’t try to resist, and also don’t give in …. learn to accept. Learn to accept the experience with curiosity and non-judgment. There is no such thing as an “irresistible” craving. There is craving, and then there is usually a false dichotomy decision between only two options…. smoke or resist. But there is a third […]...

What’s the most efficient way to smoke a cigarette?What’s the most efficient way to smoke a cigarette?

A cigarette the most perfectly efficient nicotine delivery system that exists. The reason it’s so efficient is that is very easy — automatic even — for any smoker to get the exact amount of nicotine they seek with each and every puff. There’s an almost limitless variety of available puffs, depending on: length of inhale, […]...

Q: How often can I have one puff of an e-cig or Juul without causing harm to my brain?Q: How often can I have one puff of an e-cig or Juul without causing harm to my brain?

Causing harm to your brain is not really the issue with recreational nicotine use. And the physical effects of nicotine tolerance / withdrawal are largely overstated (to sell nicotine replacements like gum, patches and vaping). However — the more you self-administer a rapid-onset, short-duration psychoactive drug effect to your brain, the more frequently and insistently […]...