How to help a smoker quit
Well-intentioned friends and family members threatens, beg, yell, cry, and complain all for the sake of getting a smoker to quit. Those techniques don’t work. Here are some better techniques based on advice from Dr. Tom Ferguson (1987). Don’t nag or tell smoking friends what to do.
Encourage them to focus on what best they are to do in other to taking more control of their smoking. Separate from the smoker. Let your friends know you’ll continue to out off smokoing no matter what they do.
If you would prefer that your smoking friends not indulge in your house, or presence, ask them-politely to refrain. Be courteous and nonjudgmental.
Once a smoker decides to quit, here’s how to help; by Dr. Tom Ferguson (1987). Let your friends know how delighted you are and that you’re confident things will work out.
Offer to provide help with routine chores, such as preparing meals, doing household chores, or caring for children during the first tense, smoke free days. Help keep your friend away from smokers and cigarettes.
Consider giving something up yourself-such as coffee for the first few days or weeks to join in the effort. Be prepared for a rough week, including the possibility of some verbal abuse try to forgive in advance.