Wait, wait, wait. Before you flip the page as a nonsmoker (good work, by the way), understand that this breathe-free program isnt just an anti-smoking plan. It serves as a prototype for the way you can address any kind of addictive behavior or substance. So read on, subbing in you own addictions to get the idea for how you can address them. After all, stopping the runaway train that is addictive behavior is really about getting rational people to stop doing irrational things. One of the most powerful addictions isnt bridal reality shows; its cigarette smoking. Here, in our Breathe-Free Program, developed with Daniel Seidman from New YorkPresbyterian/Columbia as well as the Cleveland Clinic team, were going to teach you how to stop the addiction (in our experience, the majority of smokers also have underlying depression). That way, you can gain back the 8 to 13 years youve taken off your life (half in length and half in disability and illness) through those nasty sticks. Yes, you get a do‑over here and can make yourself younger even if youve burned your fingers with 20 cigarettes every day. While many addiction-busting attempts come from fear or even insults (to people who may already be suffering from low self-esteem), we want you to reprogram to think of the process as coming from a place of passion and lovewhere the people who care about you want to help you. Our four-step program can change a lot of lives, so copy and share pages.