Skip to Content
Home > Wellness Resources > Health Library > Quitting Smoking: How Family and Friends Can Help
You can gently encourage someone who smokes to quit. Think of your
comments about smoking as only one event that moves that person toward
Family and friends are a valuable source of support and motivation
for a person who is trying to quit smoking. People who have already quit are an
even greater source of comfort and can offer tips for success.
If a person who smokes asks for your support while trying to quit,
Most people try to quit smoking many times before they are
successful. Don't give up your efforts. If the person you care about fails to
quit, you can:
Current as of:
August 15, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Learn how to prevent heart disease and maintain a healthy heart.
Tips, Videos & More »
Heart Attack Care
Heart Failure Care