Frequently Asked Questions - The Method

How long will FreshStart™ take to complete?

If you started now, and were able to complete the book and audio part of the therapy, you would be a non-smoker in approximately one hour.

As soon as you finish the audio component, you will be a non-smoker.

Are there any hidden or repeat costs?
Can I deduct this program from my taxes?

There are no other costs above the $49.
None whatsoever.

In fact, if you are US taxpayer you can deduct the cost of the FreshStart™ method from your taxes. You can’t deduct the cost of non-prescription patches or gum.

From the IRS website ( (our emphasis added)

Are expenses for smoking cessation programs deductible?

You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. Unreimbursed amounts you pay for participation in a smoking cessation program and for prescribed drugs designed to alleviate nicotine withdrawal are expenses for medical care that are deductible subject to the 7.5% of adjusted gross income limitation if you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF), Itemized Deductions.

However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that are designed to help stop smoking that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches.

So keep your receipt!

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