I am creating a new string to pop up whenever anyone posts about any other book or services out there to help people quit smoking. The actual posts which will prompt this string to be popped up will actually be removed because our rules and courtesies expressly forbid the promotion of any books or services.
There are a number of books out there on smoking cessation. Most of them are pretty useless, as well is as most of the professional material produced by most of the professional organizations around the world.
There is one book out there written by an British author that we often hear is quite similar with much of what we teach at Freedom. I have not read the book in detail, although I did actually see a copy one day and read it for about five minutes. To be honest I was looking through it to see if he had lifted my work, for around 1999 I started seeing his name being discussed at sites with comparisons being made to me and him. On my quick exam of the book I felt as if he had his own style and perspective and that he likely came to his conclusions on his own independently.
Many of our views did appear to be the same, but that is not surprising considering how I came out with my ideas which was watching people quit smoking and listening to their stories. You will find that the more you talk to successful long-term ex-smokers that there are going to be certain consistencies in their stories whether they ever read anything by me or the other author or whether they never read anything anywhere prior to quitting.
The reason we will not endorse any other book or service, even if they are somewhat in line with what we teach is that we do not believe that people need to spend a single cent on any thing in order to quit smoking and thus we are not going to help promote the purchase of anything. Here is a post that John put up a number of years ago that covers this issue: