No more chewing Nicorette gum, inhaling cigars and three packs of Marlboros per day.  I was truly hooked on tobacco products at a very young age.  I read books, attended seminars (including hypnosis) and knew the dangers of smoking but I was still unable to quit long term.  Until I was playing golf with a customer on an outing and he asked me if I was interested in quitting smoking for good.  I said I was serious, and he shared with me that he, his wife and two daughters were heavy smokers. They quit smoking for good after attending a program at The STOP Clinic.  He sent me a copy of  The STOP Clinic brochure and told me how it helped him and his family quit smoking for good!

My wife and I read through it and decided that I would give it a try.  On 12/8/2000 I drove to Raleigh, NC to attend one of Ms. Lyon’s clinics and drove the one and half hour home.  Interestingly, I did not have my typical craving for a cigarette!  I even had the remnants of an unfinished pack sitting on the seat next to me.  During the 1 1/2 hour drive I challenged myself to quit.  And have never had that craving for tobacco products since that day.  Which was 21 years  ago.

The following week I returned for reinforcement treatment (according to the program)  and have never touched a tobacco product again.  I was amazed at how easy it was to quit. I quickly lost my craving for nicotine, didn’t gain weight, experienced fewer headaches, things smelled better, etc… I am confident that The STOP Clinic played a major role in conquering my addiction with tobacco products.

My many thanks to Leslie and  The STOP Clinic program.  My quality of life has greatly improved since I terminated my addiction to all nicotine products.

Gerry Bromstead

Statesville, NC