Stop-smoking program is looking for LDS translators

Church is seeking volunteers to help with lesson manual

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  • chickenbonecharlie
    April 6, 2009 1:19 p.m.

    To "Pure Religion":

    You never gave a compliment to the LDS church. Nor did you say whether you used the program. Sounds to me like you're just an angry person who wants a share of LDS's business/church proceeds for nothing. Ever heard of a "tithe" ? These are volunteers who offer the program, by the way. They ARE sharing it with all of us free of charge.
    Your comment was juvenille - and PREMATURE.

  • Jordan Davis
    March 17, 2009 12:13 p.m.

    I used this in Japan in Japanese and now would like a copy in English. If there is an official copy in Japanese I would like the up to date one as well.

    Thanks heaps.

  • David M. Bresnahan
    Nov. 29, 2007 2:02 p.m.

    I apologize that you did not find contact information on the web site. This is entirely a volunteer project, and our volunteers may not have designed the site as user friendly as possible. However, there are several places on the first page of the site where a visitor can click to request a manual, offer to help translate, or request a free stop smoking lesson. Again, I apologize if this was not made clear enough on the site. Please try again.

  • Kevin Krogh
    Nov. 27, 2007 9:50 a.m.

    I was approached by a gentleman who has been working with a pair of missionaries who asked him to translate the program for them into Spanish. He is unable to do so because of poor health, so he has asked me to translate it. My concern is that if I go ahead and translate it, I may be reinventing the wheel: someone else may have already done the translation. I see no way to contact anyone via the website. Neither does the article in the Deseret News direct me anywhere but to the website. So...if someone out there can tell me whether it has already been translated and where I can get a copy of that translation, I would appreciate it.

  • Raymond Kearney
    Nov. 20, 2007 2:17 a.m.

    What a fantastic program. It has helped thousands of people regardless of their religious affiliation to stop smoking. Quitting smoking in Ireland in 1982 was the hardest thing I ever did in my life, it would have been so much easier with this program which was organised a year later. Well done to all who care enough to help others.

  • Noel Carville
    Nov. 19, 2007 4:59 p.m.

    The second paragraph of the News article quite clearly informs it's Readers that it is an unofficial tool used by Missionaries.
    I notice that you Translated it into Russian in 2000! Did you ever use the Stop-smoking programme on your Mission in Russia?
    If so, did you have any success with it?
    I have spoken to current Missionaries who believe that it can be very effective. Ironically in Ireland, where it began!!

  • Adan
    Nov. 18, 2007 8:10 p.m.

    I remember translating that thing into Russian back in 2000 on my mission, though I don't have a copy.

    That site sure doesn't look like it's owned or operated by the church, though. In fact, now that I look up the site's whois info, it appears that David Bresnahan knows what he's talking about with his comment--he owns the site, registered to a P.O. Box in Wakefield, New Hampshire.

    Not sure why the News couldn't tell that it wasn't an official church project. It only took me two minutes to check...

  • Old guy
    Nov. 18, 2007 7:30 p.m.

    Hey, i wished I wasn't 80 with lung problems I'd gladly help. Sounds like an excellent program.

  • David M. Bresnahan
    Nov. 18, 2007 3:57 p.m.

    Please note that the sub-headline implies that the Church is looking for translators. As stated in the story, this is not an official program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This program has been a private project that has been going on of 24 years. It is regularly used by missionaries and leaders in the LDS Church to help people who want to quit, but it is not an official program of the Church. Volunteers who can help translate the manual (about 30 pages) should visit the web site and make themselves known.

  • Rachel
    Nov. 18, 2007 2:05 p.m.

    It IS offered no strings attached.

  • Pure Religion
    Nov. 18, 2007 8:55 a.m.

    It is way past time for the LDS Church to develop and start offering such practical, helpful programs as this.

    One word of caution, however; the Church must NOT use these programs to snare people into the Church's missionary program. They should be offering help to all who need it with no strings attached!