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    5 Star Review - Bay Area Non-Smoking Center

    Last updated 7 years ago

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    • Hi Ken,

      Yes, I am still a non-smoker and that’s completely unbelievable to me, considering that I have been addicted to nicotine for all but 14 years of my life and have never made it past 24 hours without caving in previously! When I first became a non-smoker (February 21. 2008), I can’t deny that there was one time that I... More

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    Want A Simple Way To Lose Weight? Drink Water!

    Last updated 7 years ago

    An effective way to lose weight may be as close as your faucet. At the 240th national meeting of the American Chemical Society scientists presented the findings of a recent study. Scientists found that drinking two cups of water before a meal has been proven to facilitate weight loss in participants.

    The study followed 48 adults over the age of 55. The group was divided into 2 parts and all were instructed to eat a low calorie diet. However, one group drank 2 cups of water prior to each meal.  The water drinkers lost 15.5 pounds in 12 weeks, while the other group only lost 11 pounds.

    To read more about the study and results, click here

    If you need help or questions on your weight loss journey, contact the Bay Area Non-Smoking Center. We offer non- surgical alternatives to weight loss. For more information call (888) 440-6157 or visit our website


    Nate W's Story of Quitting Smoking

    Last updated 7 years ago

    Hi Ken,

    April 9th seems like so long ago, but every time I say that date it is with the utmost pride and satisfaction.  Shortly after my visit with you, I challenged myself by going to Las Vegas for a business trip on May 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  Once I returned “unscathed”, I knew I had beat the cigarettes. 

    Then, in the middle of May I challenged myself again by running my first Bay to Breakers, and finishing the 7.5 miles in just under an hour and fifteen minutes.  In July, the third challenge presented itself when I went to Madrid for my cousin’s wedding.  It’s amazing how many people smoke over there. 

    Despite the fact that I gave in and smoked a cigar at the wedding reception with my new cousin-in-law, I began the next day anew and without a single thought of going back to smoking cigarettes.  Although there has been the occasional craving, I can say unequivocally that there was NEVER a point in time where I was out-of-my-mind.  I never had that experience where the cravings were too much to handle.  As I look back, it just makes me laugh at how easy it has been to NOT SMOKE.

    This is just a note to say thanks.  I know you made it clear that it is ME that wants to quit; ME that decides to quit; and ME that continues to be a non-smoker.  However, I must say that without your help and guidance, I may still be in the vicious cycle of smoking a pack a day.   Thanks again,

    Nate W. (smoke-free since April 9th, 2010)

    If you are interested in starting your own journey to a non-smoking life, contact the Bay Area Non-Smoking Center. For more information call (888) 440-6157 or visit our website

    Devora's Story

    Last updated 7 years ago

    Devora was a pack and a half to two pack a day smoker. After visiting the Bay Area Non-Smoking Center, she has been smoke free since November 18, 2009.

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