Quit Smoking Tip Sheet 5 – How to Help Friends Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking Tip Sheet 5 – How to Help Friends Quit Smoking

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  • Don’t lecture your friend on the dangers of smoking. Most smokers are already aware of them.

  • Discuss with the smoker (listen more than you talk) his or her real desire to quit, and why. Then make a list, and both of you should keep a copy.

  • Develop a quitting plan with your friend, including a date to start the plan, and a quit date.

  • Make yourself available for daily contact – in person or on the phone – to give support and encouragement whenever needed.

  • Volunteer to spend time with the smoker and plan activities that the two of you want to do to help him or her avoid the temptation to smoke.

  • If possible, become a walking buddy because walking is:

    • Cheap

    • Healthy

    • Easy to do

    • Stress reducing

    • Social

 

  Additional Quit Smoking Tip Sheets  

Tip Sheet 1: 

Tip Sheet 2: 

Tip Sheet 3: 

 
 
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A CDC guide to help African Americans quit, produced under the leadership of Dr. Robert G. Robinson, a Health Power Editor and Advisor

 
 “Quit Smoking and Win”