A lot of times, when people try to quit smoking, they keep it a secret. Why? Because they think if they slip up and start smoking again, they’ll be embarrassed. But the fact is having support increases the odds you WON’T start smoking again. That’s why people trying to quit should tell their friends, family and coworkers and ask for their help.
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Watch ex-smoker Jason explain the importance of re-learning support.
After the video, continue to your next step, Talking to Family and Friends Who Smoke.See full video transcript
The first time a lot of us tried to quit, we quit secretly. We didn't want anyone to know we were trying. Looking back, we know now that by secretly quitting, we might've been giving ourselves permission to give up when things got hard. We also know now that there's no need to be embarrassed. There's no shame in not being able to quit. Quitting is tough. It may take a couple of tries. So telling your spouse, your family or even a few key friends is all part of a really smart plan.
Having the right kind of support from those around you is something that's really going to help you down the road when your quit day comes. So as you relearn the whole idea of support, you'll learn how to lean on the people around you and different ways to communicate with them how they can help. Even if it's just giving you space. It's all to improve your chances of quitting. And we'll introduce you to our other people in our online community who are going through the same things you are. Bottom line is this: people who get support increase their chances of quitting successfully by up to 50%. Remember, look at the emotional reasons why you smoke and reach out for support.