How to Help a Friend Quit Smoking

From Brown University Health Services

Click title link for answers to questions like:

  • Can I really help someone who is trying to quit?

  • How do I begin?

  • What can I do to help?

  • What other things can I do to help?

  • Gaining weight

  • Handling urges to smoke?

  • What if I get annoyed?

  • Do smokers have withdrawal symptoms?

  • Should I tell my friend it was pretty easy when I quit?

  • I've never smoked. Can I help?

  • I'm a smoker myself. Can I do anything?

  • What do I do if my friend starts smoking again?

  • How long do I need to help?

    12 Tips to Support Your Quitter (smokefree.gov)


Send an E-card

Those trying to quit smoking need support. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides these e-cards that you can send to show your support for someone in your life who is trying to quit.