Determining your quit smoking support

Determining your quit smoking support

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Having the habit of smoking could become a kind of addiction that is hard to shed off. It is for this reason that people who want to quit from smoking should have a pool of support he or she can turn to when the need arises.

The process and implications during the formative days or weeks of quitting smoking can become challenging. The smoker may even have lapses in judgment during this time.

Why is it necessary to have support?

A smoker’s support group acts as his or her right hand. The support assists the individual in this kind of quest. In some cases, the support also acts as the disciplinarian. It ensures that the individual is in track of his or her goal, and that is to quit smoking.

Who and what can be the support group?

Human support could involve the inner circle of the smoker. Professionals could also provide such need. Products and even the right frame of mind can also be one’s intangible but highly-reliable support. Here are some suggestions:


As the core group to which each individual belongs to, the family members can be one of the most reliable persons you could get support. An individual could choose to stay with his or her family during the course of the quit smoking process.


One’s own close social network could also act as the prime support group. Friends don’t nag and will be there for each other’s endeavors. Maintaining close contact with a few close friends could help in the formative days of your non-smoking life.

Professional consultants

Be it health workers or social volunteers, these professional consultants are experienced enough to guide you through the quit smoking phase. They might not be in your inner circle but their years of training will give you the assurance that they know what they are doing.

Your own self

Be your own support. Being independent of others gives you the opportunity to put a lot of training on your shoulders. Let yourself be the multi-faceted individual that you are—the patient, disciplinarian, counselor and friend.

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