Quitting Smoking: Getting Support
You've made a big decision. You're going to quit smoking.
Quitting is hard, and you probably know this. Maybe you've quit before. If so, that's normal. Most people quit many times.
What can you do to make it more likely that you'll kick the habit for good?
One important part of quitting smoking is getting help from those around you. Your family, friends, coworkers, and community groups all can help you.
The following information also applies if you use other tobacco products, such as chew or snuff.
- Tell people that you're trying to quit. Don't hide your attempt because you're afraid people will see you fail. Most people know how hard it is to quit smoking and that many smokers have to try several times before they succeed.
- Support can help you quit smoking, and experts recommend getting support from friends, family, and coworkers. Former smokers can often offer advice and inspiration.
- Support comes in many forms. It can be positive words and actions, helpful tips, or gentle reminders to stay on track.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry