Stop Smoking Help
Establishing a stop smoking help network will aid in your success in becoming an ex-smoker. There are three primary areas that you will need to enlist help to form your stop smoking help network.
- Friends, family, co-workers, and/or social contacts
- Your health care provider
Quit smoking support program
By working through this program, you've already taken care of number three so, now let's focus on number one. We all need help and encouragement from others. Especially when tackling an addiction like smoking.
Think about who you want to support you in quitting smoking. Family members and significant others might first come to mind but also think about co-workers, friends or other people that you may spend a significant part of your day with. Brainstorm a list of potential helpers.
Not only can enlisting supporters help give you encouragement, but it can also provide some accountability. Your support person shouldn't make you feel guilty if you slip up but rather provide support to get you back on track. Too often people want to keep their quitting a "secret" in case they relapse so they can avoid "disappointing" people. Don't be afraid of relapse. Right now, you need all the help you can get to tacking this addiction.
Here are some tips on how you helpers can help you. Be sure to be specific when telling them how they can best help you. Also, let them know if they're doing or saying something that isn't helpful.
If you are the support person, here are some tips on ways you can help.