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STOP SMOKING, LOSE WEIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An approach to the problem based on the same new research findings as Ogle (above)--but sloppier, skimpier, and with more emphasis on weight loss, as per Dr. Solomon's Easy, No-Risk Diet (1974) and the author's other works. Here, Solomon goes quickly over the basics on smoking--why to quit, what's wrong with current programs--and on obesity: the role of group support, other approaches. Presenting his diet, he goes into much less detail than Ogle--menus, but no recipes, are included. Again the aim is to achieve slow, steady release of nicotine from the smoker's system by making the urine more alkaline through a diet which is also conducive to weight loss. Solomon's other support for quitters consists of tips like throwing out all cigarettes, exercising more, trying to be with nonsmokers as much as possible, and reducing tension via Mental Health Association pointers (""talk it out, don't bottle it up""). Solomon also fills in with an unfortunate description of what he calls ""the French Connection"": he has adapted a French physician's work with acupuncture and injections to help smokers quit; and, with some patients, follows a rather questionable practice of injecting procaine and vitamins into acupuncture points. Too short, too hurried, and too scattered--go with Ogle on this.

Pub Date: July 6th, 1981
Publisher: Putnam