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  • Aug 20, 2010
+1 to the other reviewers; by the time you've read all the reviews, you could have read the book. As they say, it's not hard to stop. I've done it thousands of times. It's the staying stopped that's the problem.

At this point in history, most of the "easy quits" have quit. Smoking has been ostracized to the point that there's just not a whole lot of intersection between smokers and non-smokers, not like there used to be, and I don't know how much influence "we" have over "them." It appears, IMO, that the link between smoking and drinking is much much tighter than it used to be, and getting a "drinking man" off cigarettes is a whole different game. Not so sure PQ will help on that front.

So--four stars because this method will work for some people, and if you're trying, and you don't drink much alcohol, try this. The point that the relaxation factor of smoking was CAUSED by cigarettes in the first place was new to me. And probably true. Been years; not going to light up to test the concept, if you don't mind.

In this state, PQ will cost you the price of four packs. (Cry in your soup, NYers!) A worthy investment. Just lost a 50-yo friend to cigarettes and bad teeth. With all he spend on smoking, he could have fixed the teeth...

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October 22, 2010
The cool thing about Lunch is you can rate it up to 5! So, feel free, when you get the chance to change your 3 to a 4! I quit smoking 3 years ago, luckily just in time to start dating my fiance who has always said that there was no way he would've dated me if I smoked. Then, we'd have a Carrie and Aidan situation where I'm sneaking smokes in dark alleyways. I had tried quite a few times before then and then I'd bum one when I was drinking, feel guilty that I was a mooch on my friends, buy a pack and voila! Back to smoking. This time, I gave myself permission to cheat- that I shouldn't get mad or feel guilty because I don't have to smoke a whole pack. That seemed to do the trick. Now, I can't believe I ever smoked lol...
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Cassius Cheong's Positively Quit Manual is the thinking person's guide to stop smoking. The Manual works best for smokers who are rational, open-minded and determined to quit for good. If this description fits you, you'll likely find it a useful tool to help you stop smoking for good. Visit for more details.

"Cassius Cheong has done a marvelous job of (1) identifying essential cognitive, behavioral, social/situational, and biological elements of the smoking habit, (2) distilling these down to very manageable proportions, then (3) turning it into a smoking cessation plan." -Dr. Carl G. Hindy, Clinical Psychologist, Nashua, NH

"Positively Quit Manual by Cassius Cheong is like a big gift in a small package. The little book has many nuggets of wisdom.  I recommend the book for smokers who want to quit positively."-Neharika Vohra, Ph.D, Social Psychology, Professor, Indian Institute of Management(edited by author)
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ISBN-10: 9810844891
ISBN-13: 978-9810844899
Author: Cassius Cheong
Publisher: Pulse Research

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