This Articles is about how to stop smoking.
It isn’t a protest at smoking, it doesn’t make intentionally
hurtful remarks about the supposed stupidity and selfishness
of smokers, it can’t be bothered with jumping up and down in
the pulpit over the commercial policies and activities of the
tobacco companies, and it refuses to get excited at the
successive governments which have derived such vast reven-
ues from taxing what is the second most dangerous threat to
the health and happiness of their citizens.
All it offers to do is show how you can stop smoking… if
you want to.
That’s the important bit: if you want to.
If you are not yet persuaded that there are at least some
good reasons for stopping, then you’d waste your money to
buy it, and your time in reading past this page.
The fact that you have got this far is an indication that you
are interested in the possibility of stopping. You have made a
choice and stopping is about choosing.
All of your smoking life you’ve been choosing: you chose to
start, you’ve chosen your favourite brand, until now you’ve
chosen to go on smoking… and here you are considering the
choice of stopping.
It doesn’t yet matter what your reasons for stopping are:
better health and less chance of dying before your time,
improved appearance, increased self-confidence, greater
sexiness, saving money, a more intense enjoyment of all the
pleasures of life…
only so long as you believe that you’d be
happier and better off in one or more ways if you didn’t
The Articles doesn’t suggest that you should cut down your