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Book Title: Quit or Die Trying|
The author of the book: Alison Beard
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.90 MB
Edition: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: October 10th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781500862817
Read full description of the books Quit or Die Trying:In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released the monumental Surgeon General’s report revealing the connection between smoking and ill health, specifically linking tobacco use to lung cancer and heart disease. And yet in 2014, fifty years later, more than fifty million Americans still smoke.
Quit or Die Trying isn’t a self-help book about giving up smoking—it’s a candid, irreverent, eye-opening story about one woman’s struggle to overcome her tobacco addiction.
In 1986, a good twenty years after everyone knows tobacco is bad for them, when twelve-year-old Alison Beard should be playing ding-dong-ditch and chasing butterflies, she starts smoking instead. Like a lot of Americans, she believes the persistent propaganda that it’s just a habit she can quit at any time—until one harrowing day in her twenties, when she awakens with a collapsed lung.
In her heartfelt memoir, Beard shares the crazy cocktails of medicine and diversion tactics she employs in her attempt to rid herself of her addiction. Having tried to quit more times than she kept count, she identifies the false assumptions and unhelpful social attitudes to reveal changes that would have a powerful impact on the success rate of quitting.
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When it comes to cigarettes, Alison Beard has quit, and quit, and quit again. Now she shares her experience to inspire and help others truly understand the struggle involved in addiction.
Alison is passionate about helping fellow tobacco addicts quit smoking. She started smoking in 1986 at the age of twelve, and by the time she was twenty-five, she’d already suffered multiple collapsed lungs and undergone two lung surgeries. Her struggle to quit for good lasted nearly twenty years.
In Quit or Die Trying, Beard reveals the true paradigm of a quitting smoker and challenges the cherished and unquestioned principles of supposed authorities on the subject. Her goal is to inspire and empower others to quit as well as to convince legislators to enact laws that give quitting smokers a fighting chance.
Beard currently lives, and breathes fresh air, in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
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