Helping Friends and Family Quit

As part of a smoker’s support system, you can make a huge difference in their efforts to quit smoking. While the decision to quit and to stay tobacco free is up to them, there is much you, as a friend or family member, can do to help. 

It’s really important to empathize with them while not being judgmental or enabling them to continue their addiction.  Expressing pride, optimism and understanding will be a major source of positive reinforcement to help them quit smoking.


The links below have more tips for you specific to where your loved one is in the quit process. 


Help Someone Choose to Quit»

Help Someone Quit & Stay Tobacco Free»

Help Someone Overcome Relapse»

*Please note that throughout this site, reference is made to smokers because the great majority of tobacco users are cigarette smokers, but these strategies work effectively for smokeless tobacco users as well.