There are helpful and non-helpful ways of supporting a family member or friend who is trying to quit smoking. These tools can help you be the best kind of support they need and help them succeed.
FAQs for Helping Someone Quit
Support your loved one by learning how much support you should give someone who decides to stop smoking. Everyone who stops needs a different amount or type of support.FAQs ▶
The Buddy System
There is strength in numbers, and uniting for a common cause can be powerful. A great source of support can be found in a “quit buddy”. Read more on using the buddy system to help you stay smoke-free belowThe Buddy System ▶
Helping A Loved One Quit
Does someone you care about smoke? It can be hard for them to quit smoking alone, but you can make a difference. Smokers who feel supported are more likely to quit for good. That’s why friends, family members, and significant others can play a big part in their journey to be smoke-free.
Do’s and Don’ts
What do you say? What can you do to help? And moreover, what shouldn’t you do if a loved one is trying to quit smoking? The American Cancer Society has tips to help without being harmful.