Looking to Help Someone Quit Smoking?

If you are looking to help someone quit smoking but have no idea where to turn to, then read on for some to tips to help quit smoking for them or yourself.   The first thing to remember when you help someone quit smoking is that it is a two way street and you have to have their support in this or it will never work.  Cigarettes are way too easy to get and if the person really want to smoke then there is nothing you can do.

First Steps to Help Someone Quit Smoking

The first step to help someone quit smoking is to build in them the genuine desire to quit.  Many people use bullying and intimidation tactics to try to get people to quit.  Saying things like if you do not quit I will do this, or making threats against the person to force them to quit is not the right thing to do.  Instead to truly help someone quit smoking you want to instill inside of them a desire to quit.  There are many ways that you can do this, and there are tools out there that can help you through this.

Literature is a great tool when trying to help someone quit smoking.  It is not invasive and the person can read it at their own leisure so that they take and active role in trying to quit.  You want to discuss the literature with them without having to feel like you are pressing them and also without making them feel like you are pressuring them to quit.

That is one of the hardest parts about trying to help someone quit smoking.  Every time you push on them to quit, they want to have a cigarette and end up taking a step backwards.  You have to keep on them, but do not want to nag them about it.   The best thing you can do is be there to support them in the process of quitting.  With your support they will be able to tackle this nearly impossible problem and overcome their addiction.

Anyone who has quit has probably had help in that.  The hard part in being the person that helps out is that you need to be ready to help at a moments notice and can not really control when and how the person will ask for your help.  It is difficult to be a support person when trying to help someone to quit smoking, but from my experience it is a needed and much appreciated role.  Just be ready when you can and that is the best help that anyone could ask for.  No matter what they may say, your help is appreciated.

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