The people around you can influence your decision to quit smoking in either a positive or negative way. You need to inform friends and family members of your decision to quit smoking and ask for their support.
Some of the ways friends and family members can help you with the quitting process are:
- Helping you get rid of all smoking materials.
- Keeping you busy and active.
- Encouraging and understanding you.
For them to be supportive, they need to understand that you may be more irritable or upset at times. Keep them informed of your progress and ask for their help in handling difficult situations.
Be positive about the progress you have made. You decided to take control rather than letting cigarettes control you. Remember, withdrawal symptoms may be unpleasant, but they are a sign of progress. Don’t forget to reward yourself, you deserve it.