Dr. Seidman is director of smoking cessation services at the Columbia University Behavioral Medicine Program. For the past twenty years, he has done research on smoking cessation and operated a variety of clinics in community settings, corporations, and at New York Presbyterian hospital and Columbia University, in which countless patients have learned to quit smoking.
With the publication of his new book, Smoke-Free in 30 Days: The Pain-Free, Permanent Way to Quit, Dr. Seidman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to readers. The book offers a simple and straightforward plan to help smokers quit pain-free and for good. It also features a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide. Seidman, Daniel F. and Covey, Lirio S., Editors (1999). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, Publishers. Mahwah, NJ.
"Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide belongs on the desk of every physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, dentist, psychologist, elementary and secondary school teacher and drug and alcohol counselor in the nation.
The essays in this book present a wide range of treatment options for nicotine dependence, from nicotine and nonnicotine medications to short-term individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and hypnosis, as well as techniques for preventing relapse among former smokers. The potential efficacy of these treatments will provide hope to the practitioner attempting to help the hard-core smoker quit. Any practitioner looking for help to encourage smokers to stop, and practical suggestions to provide that help, could find no better resource than this extraordinary collection of essays."
From the Foreword by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., President, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University