Here are some potential members for your support team.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Tell the ones you’re closest to that you’re planning to quit smoking and ask for their help.
- A Spouse, Partner, or Anyone You Live With. They're going to be on the front lines with you when cravings hit. They can also help you prepare your home for your quit.
- Your Kids. They're great for emotional support and cheerleading. Kids also serve as a constant reminder of why you want to quit smoking
- Your Friends. They can offer emotional support and distract you from smoking.
- Your Coworkers. Let them know that they shouldn't invite you to go outside and smoke with them.
Receive guidance from former smokers with firsthand experience.
- They can share unique tips that may also work for you.
- They understand how difficult quitting can be and can help keep you stay motivated.
- They provide a role model to look up to.
Get advice from people with experience helping smokers quit.
- Psychologists. They can help with the emotional side of your quit.
- Doctors. They can advise you on the best ways to quit, and let you know what you’ll experience as you go through your quit.
- Pharmacists. They can help you select the right form of nicotine replacement therapy for you.
- Smoking-Cessation Coaches. They can explain the details of quitting and help you create coping strategies.
The Web is a great resource for quit support anytime.
- Blogs. Some of the best are from nonprofits, like the American Lung Association.
- Websites. They’re a great place to find facts and tips on quitting.