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Helping Someone Quit

​Quitting is a decision that has to come from the tobacco user. But support from family and friends can increase the likelihood that a person will have a successful quit attempt.

Here are some things you can do to help someone who has made the decision to stop using tobacco:

  • ​Show that you care. Ask how you can support them and follow their advice.
  • Be sensitive to their needs and the challenge they are facing.
  • Let them know you have confidence in their ability and compliment them on their efforts.
  • Be available to chat. Ask them how their quit attempt is going and really listen to them.
  • Offer them healthy distractions.
  • Let go of judgment. Quitting tobacco can be difficult and most people will have to make multiple attempts before they stay quit.

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