The role of friends and family

A little understanding goes a long way

Quitting has to be your decision - but help and encouragement from friends, family and workmates can really make a difference.  A great place for them to start is by having a look at this website for practical tips and advice.

How they can help

There are loads of practical ways family and friends can help, like arranging social activities in places where smoking's not allowed, such as a cinema or sports centre. Messages or cards to say 'well done' can boost your morale and being understanding about the occasional bad mood can really help too!

Get friends on your side

If your friends are smokers, one of the best ways they can support you is by taking your decision to stop seriously.  It's worth reminding them not to offer you cigarettes and not to light up near you.