Stop Smoking

Do it for yourself, your family, and your future


The Clean Break Program is widely hailed as one of the most innovative and effective smoking cessation programs in the world. Founded in 1983, Clean Break has enabled thousands of tobacco users to become happy ex-smokers. There’s no question that stopping smoking is difficult, and that you should take the process seriously. But with the right information and the proper help, stopping is something you can accomplish successfully and positively. We promise you a completely new approach to stopping smoking, with a dramatically different set of tools than you’ve ever had before.

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Program Structure

The Clean Break Online Program is carefully structured, yet flexible enough to fit into your schedule.

The Clean Break Online Program consists of six online sessions, each taking approximately 45 minutes. Each session concludes with a detailed workbook and reading assignments.

The first three sessions are preparatory; you begin to use the Clean Break Online Program to stop smoking at the beginning of Session 4. Sessions 5-6 are designed to help you get through the initial difficulty of stopping, and lay the groundwork for long-term success.


Clean Break teaches its participants to make decisions more clearly. Decision making is a psychological process that involves a discreet series of steps. These steps are largely unconscious in every day life. When people change these steps, or leave steps out, their ability to make effective decisions is impaired. This is the first thing that happens when someone becomes addicted: they lose the ability to make clear decisions about that aspect of their lives.

Enrolees use Clean Break’s unique cognitive behavior modification techniques to make more effective decisions about their addiction. Rather than avoid difficult situations, participants deliberately spend time in places they will want to smoke, practicing the decision making skills they learn in the program. Most clients experience moderate to deep conflict about these choices for the first few days, then the decisions quickly become easier. Facing, rather than avoiding, temptation quickly gives Clean Break participants real freedom; there is no need to avoid coffee, alcohol, or social situations where they will be tempted.

Much time is also spent during the program on personal responsibility. Stopping smoking is viewed as a choice freely made, rather than a restriction or deprivation. As a result most smokers are able to experience stopping as a gain, rather than as a loss.

Clean Break Online - Six Online Sessions

Clean Break Online – Six Online Sessions

Personal Quit-Plan Strategy

One of the most important parts of the Clean Break Online program is our understanding that each smoker is unique.  We want to assure your success and to do that, we’ll ask a series of short questions about your smoking behavior and history from which we’ll create your individual profile.  Your responses to these questions will help us assess the best plan for you.  There are many approaches to help you stop smoking.  By understanding your personal history and how you smoke, we are able to provide a personalized Quit Plan Strategy that will be an essential tool supporting you moving through the program.  The Clean Break’s program success is based on developing a very personalized approach that works specifically for you.

A Community of Support

Community is very important to us and starting on October 1, we will have weekly group meetings use Google Hangout as a way to check in and give support to others.  During these meetings, we will help make sure you understand the basic concepts of the program, identify any personal issues you need to concentrate on, and provide advice and support for using the program.

Program Cost

The Clean Break Online Program costs $75.00.


San Francisco, California

16 year smoker

Success Story

I had become an expert at ‘quitting smoking’, my problem was that it wouldn’t last. I was beginning to feel desperate about stopping smoking. Clean Break had such a refreshing approach, one that made complete sense, that I felt there was hope.

The program helped me break the cycle of deprivation, cravings and guilt…it has been the best tool I’ve ever used to stop smoking. The great thing is that I continue to use these tools to deal with occasional cravings or with other situations in my life.

Initially, I was apprehensive about doing this program online, but Peggy & Peter offered me plenty of support via e-mail and on the phone.

I wish I could tell every smoker about this program.


Break the habit. Stop smoking in a new way.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Whenever I think about stopping smoking, I get scared and find excuses to put it off. Does the program address this?

    Definitely! In the first lesson we will show you where this fear comes from, and how to defuse it.

  • Will I gain weight if I stop smoking with Clean Break?

    The real reason some people gain weight when they stop smoking is that they smoke food. They use eating to push away cravings and conflict. Clean Break will give you powerful techniques for resolving those feelings quickly. Most of our clients stay the same or actually lose weight.

  • I've tried everything. Why should I try this?

    This is different. All other programs we are aware of share certain assumptions and theories about addiction and smoking cessation. Clean Break is based on a completely different model of addiction, and uses a unique method for cessation. If you did exactly the opposite of what many programs advise, you might have something like Clean Break Online.

    For most people, stopping smoking feels very different with Clean Break than it has in previous attempts. If you were plagued with depression, anger, sleeplessness, a sense of loss, or other problems before, your experience will probably be very different with Clean Break. We are not saying that there is no difficulty in stopping smoking– just that you will have tools to understand and resolve that difficulty more effectively than ever before. You will also be able to experience stopping smoking as a gain, rather than as a loss.

  • What is Clean Break's Success Rate?

    Clean Break Online is based on the Clean Break  Smokers’ Treatment Program, which has been offered at hospitals, treatment centers, and in corporations for 18 years. All of our own studies and one major independent study have confirmed a success rate of approximately 35%-45% after one year.  Clean Break has proven to be more than twice as effective as the current gold standard quit smoking therapy  program.