"April is Humor Month and Smoking Cessation Has a Funny Bone"



    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - Ever bang your funny bone against a door jamb
(accidentally of course)? You laugh. The physiology compels you to laugh, but
it's a creepy laugh because deep down you feel you've jarred something loose.
That is how Tina Triano, author of the comical Tainted Love (Diary of a
Smoker) felt when she quit smoking.
    For 34 years Triano was a pack-a-day addiction until one day she finally
had enough and decided to quit...and write the whole agonizing experience
down. Tainted Love (Diary of a Smoker) chronicles Tina Triano's first 18
months without a cigarette.
    Canadian Press reporter Sheryl Ubelacker writes of Triano's
memoir..."packed with hilarious anecdotes and hard won wisdom that should
appeal to smokers both current and reformed..."
    Triano agrees that quitting smoking is serious business with a process
equaling some of the most gripping addictions. During the process, she felt
conflicted between a desire to be a non-smoker and her anger toward the
militant reaction society currently directs at smokers. "Searching out humor
in your own conflicting responses during this process will mean everything to
your success", claims Triano. "It might feel like you're banging your funny
bone on purpose, but it just might work. The angst of letting go of an
addiction is more than clear in Tainted Love, but I believe that delivering
the message in a funny way will make it easier to swallow for many."
Apparently it worked for Triano, who is now more than 2 years smoke free.
    For sample chapters or to order Tainted Love visit
www.taintedlovediary.com Also available at select Chapters stores, or as an
audio book download at www.simplyaudiobooks.com





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