Make Sure You Have a Good Support System
Having the right support around you can increase your chances of quitting smoking successfully. So why make stopping smoking harder than it has to be? It's time to Re-Learn Support.
First and foremost, remember there are people who get what you're going through right here in the EX Community. Connect with other ex-smokers to get the support that only people who've quit smoking can give you.
You may think, well, if I fail, it won't be so embarrassing if no one knows. But by doing this, you're making it easier to give up on quitting. You're also denying yourself a powerful tool — support from friends and family. The EX Community members know it's not the best idea to hide the fact that you've decided to quit smoking.
Most people will be happy to hear you're quitting smoking. Tell the people around you who matter the most — the ones you know will be supportive and positive – and surround yourself with them during the coming weeks. Turn to them as you prepare to quit smoking and once you've stopped smoking.
(And if you're pregnant, don't forget to tell your doctor about your plans to quit, since he or she can be a good source of support.)