Why do some ex-smokers suffer from withdrawal symptoms even years after their bodies are free of nicotine? Why do some people stop smoking without suffering, when others go through agony? These are the questions smokers should ask themselves if they want to give up - they form the basis for the simple method contained within. This text explains in accessible language what happens when you smoke that first cigarette. It examines the psychological and chemical processes the body undergoes and what can be done to master them.