Quit Smoking Effortlessly

by Haruyuki Kawai

ISBN978-4-7631-3523-0 C0036

270 pages / July 2017 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)

A smoking cessation specialist’s fun and clever guide to quitting.


Determination, perseverance, a trip to a smoking cessation clinic and reading are all important in your quest to quit smoking. But somehow it always ends in failure, making you feel weak-willed and eventually giving up all together.


The author insists, actually, that it has nothing to do with a weak will.

He says it’s unwise to rely on your willpower to reach your goals. Before trying to quit, it’s important to know what type of dependency you have: physical, behavioral or psychological. Just choosing to “go for it” isn’t the right way to quit successfully.


Simply put, as long as you know what type of addiction you have, you can quit without much effort or willpower. This book, written by a medical specialist with 18 years of experience in mindfulness, neurology and psychology, provides an easy way to quit smoking.

Are you ready to quit for good?

From the table of contents

Chapter 1            Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Chapter 2            Three reasons why you can’t quit

Chapter 3            How to get over a physical addiction

Chapter 4            How to get over a behavioral addiction

Chapter 5            How to get over a psychological addiction

Chapter 6            Exercise self-control for better results

Chapter 7            Your life will improve after you quit smoking

From the editor "Kuro"

Discussions about second-hand smoke and price hikes have brought a lot of attention to cigarette smoking, and many smokers are looking to quit.

I’m not a smoker, but this book taught me a lot about brain science, psychology and mindfulness. Although I don’t smoke, I sometimes binge drink, and I realized that this book could also help many people achieve sobriety.

This book provides the definitive method for giving up cigarettes, and I hope it reaches to people who needs it.


Haruyuki Kawai

Haruyuki Kawai is a smoking cessation specialist at Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital, where he is the head of the Cancer Chemotherapy Center. He is also a member of the Japan Cancer Association and The Japan Lung Cancer Society. As a respiratory physician and oncologist, he has observed over 700 patients with lung cancer in more than 20 years.


Seeing many of his patients fall ill due to smoking, and being overly busy almost burned him out. He then realized how important quitting smoking is. This influenced him to change his career focus to smoking cessation as a deterrent to lung cancer, hoping to help as many people as possible to successfully quit smoking.


Outside of his hospital work, he is active on social networking sites where he provides advice on how to quit smoking. His smoking cessation clinic has helped smokers quit with ease for the last 18 years. He also publishes scientific reports and gives presentations at conferences, while also giving lectures to the general public about smoking cessation. In addition, he has appeared on TV and in various publications.