Building a Support System

It can be hard to share your quit journey with others, but a solid support system can be your greatest asset for quitting.

You have lots of options: Friends, family, coworkers—plus, the online EX Community, which is always ready to listen, celebrate, or share their own lessons learned.

We get what you're going through. You don't have to go it alone. Lots of people here genuinely want to help you quit.

So, let's get you the support you need. We're ready when you are!

"[The EX Community] has been my inspiration, my determination and my ROCK."

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The EX Community

No one knows what quitting is like better than others who have done it themselves. That's why the EX Community is such a valuable resource for quitting and staying quit.

In our community, you'll find quit techniques and tips—and you'll build confidence by sharing, learning, and being around others who are on their own quit journey.

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All questions have answers

3 months
People who stay connected in the community for 3+ months are more likely to quit

Join our EX Community to

Ask questions and get answers
Find support when you need it, day or night, 24/7
Increase your odds of successfully quitting—even if you just read what others are saying

When you're ready, swing by and see what we're all about.

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Reach Out

When you start your quit plan, we'll help you identify the people in your life that can support you on your quit journey. We'll also help you find new ways to communicate with them.

Receiving support, even in small ways, can make a big difference when you're quitting:

  • Coworkers helping you avoid places where you tend to smoke
  • Family members empowering you to switch up your morning routine to avoid tobacco triggers
  • Friends you can call when you're feeling bored or stressed

After you learn about your smoking triggers, you'll start to see patterns and discover those small things people can do to help you stay on track.

Sometimes it's hard talking to family and friends who smoke when you're trying to quit. Remember, the EX Community is always here, with advice and tips from people who have taken the same steps you're taking right now.

By reaching out for support, you'll discover an entire group of people here to hold you up if you feel unsteady. Embracing this support—during your ups or downs—gets you closer to achieving your goals, one day at a time.

"I'm 249 days free. It was the little things said by caring people that helped me through the first fearful week...I'm a non smoker that credits this community (absolutely) for my current success."


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