How can I help a friend who is quitting smoking?

How can I help a friend who is quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking is not an easy task for someone who has been smoking for a long time. Smoking is very addictive and difficult to quit. When you think about quitting smoking, you won’t stop immediately. You have to pass difficult levels. When you are trying to quit smoking, you need the help of family and friends.

If there are people in your family and friends who are trying to quit smoking, try these small ways to help them.

(1) Verbally encourage.

This method is very easy and simple. The blanket of the mouth When a smoker starts talking about quitting smoking, you can respond with the following words:

“I’m proud of you. You are very good at thinking about quitting smoking.”

“There will be difficulties when quitting smoking.” But you definitely can. “I believe you will succeed.”

“If you need help, tell me; I will help as much as I can.”

“Quitting smoking was a pretty good decision.”

Words of encouragement are too simple, but they are a cup of encouragement for those who hear them. Do not hesitate to encourage

(2) Don’t do it as a teacher.

Babbling, harassment, and teacher training will not help someone trying to quit smoking. It will make the mind dirty. They will not come to you for help. Avoid making the following statements:

Talking about how bad smoking is
asking if he smokes today
Asking how many cigarettes he smokes today
Confronting smoking cravings during smoking cessation
Blaming him for drinking again because he couldn’t stand it

(3) Listen.

Listening with interest is part of emotional support. Don’t just act like a teacher, and listen carefully to what he has to say.

(4) Distract your attention.

One of the worst problems when quitting smoking is dealing with cravings. To overcome this and become oblivious, you will need to distract yourself.

Watching a movie together
Gather friends and play games.
They go to eat at his favorite restaurants.
giving a list of courses (for example, painting courses, photography courses, etc.).
shows They go to football games together.
You can do things like take them to gyms where smoking is not allowed.

(5) Advise.

I can advise you on alternatives to smoking.

Forced to eat chewing gum as candy
Drinking more water is recommended.
Breathing in fresh air can be suggested to relax the mind.

If it is very difficult for him

Electronic cigarettes can be used instead of smoking. However, be aware that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, just like tobacco that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, just like tobacco. And whether or not these electronic cigarettes are dangerous is still debated.

6) Bring information with you.

Help your friend with information that will help him quit smoking. Where there are knowledgeable doctors, it can help you get the medical help you need and connect you with other people who are trying to quit smoking.

Let’s work together to help those who are trying to reach a good life.

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