Tips to Help Others Quit
Ask what you can do to help
Everyone has different needs.
Do not start offering unsolicited advice. If they want space, give it to them. Let them know you are available, and if they need you, they will come to you.
It will only make them feel worse.
Slips and relapses happen, and people rarely quit on their first attempt. In order to pick themselves up and try again, they need to feel supported and encouraged - not shamed.
Offer to do smoke-free activities
It is difficult for someone trying to quit to be around others who smoke. Even if you are a person who smokes, you can suggest doing smoke-free activities like going to the movies or a favourite restaurant.
Celebrate their successes
Quitting is a big deal. Acknowledge when they have reached key milestones like being smoke-free for one week, one month or one year and help them celebrate by doing something special. Point out the positive changes you have noticed since they quit, like having more energy. A compliment can build their confidence and ongoing resolve to quit.