It is very understandable to want to help a friend or loved one quit smoking. After all, you care about them and want them to be around to enjoy a long, health and happy life. Here are some tips to help them achieve their goals.
- It is the responsibility of the tobacco user to make the final choice to quit smoking. A tobacco user cannot be forced to quit by pressure. If they are not quitting for themselves, they may ultimately fail.
- Being positive and encouraging in every attempt to quit. You never know when the right moment will happen or the right method that will help them.
- Always, always only speak about the positive affects of quitting tobacco. How great they will feel, smell and how much money they will save. Do not talk about the negative health affects of smoking. All tobacco users know how their addiction is affecting their health. People respond highly to positive outlooks.
- When they do quit, give them room to breathe. Try not to ask them a hundred times a day how they are doing. They may not be thinking about it and then it keeps being brought up. Your doing it out of caring, but trust us, don't.