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Being around other smokersSetting boundaries, and being prepared

Being around other smokers when you quit smoking can be a difficult trigger, especially if you used to smoke with them. Think about setting boundaries and making some adjustments like...



Ask the smokers in your life to:

Respect you

That you have stopped smoking

Not smoke

No smoking around you

Keep tobacco out of sight

No cigarette packs and empty their ashtrays

Take their cigarettes with them

When they leave your home

Respect you

That you have stopped smoking

Not smoke

No smoking around you

Keep tobacco out of sight

No cigarette packs and empty their ashtrays

Take their cigarettes with them

When they leave your home

Tasks for you:

Make your home and car smoke–free zones

If it’s not possible to have a smoke–free home, find one smoke–free place for yourself.

Always remember your reasons for stopping smoking

Your reasons will help you through tough times.

Stay clear

Don’t buy, carry, light, or hold cigarettes for others.

Cravings

Have something for hand-to-mouth cravings (your quit kit).

Avoid

When others light up, leave. Don’t return until they are done.

Remember

You are a nonsmoker, practice turning down an offer of a cigarette. “No thanks, I’ve stopped smoking” usually works.

Make your home and car smoke–free zones

If it’s not possible to have a smoke–free home, find one smoke–free place for yourself.

Always remember your reasons for stopping smoking

Your reasons will help you through tough times.

Stay clear

Don’t buy, carry, light, or hold cigarettes for others.

Cravings

Have something for hand-to-mouth cravings (your quit kit).

Avoid

When others light up, leave. Don’t return until they are done.

Remember

You are a nonsmoker, practice turning down an offer of a cigarette. “No thanks, I’ve stopped smoking” usually works.
Last updated 8/20/2018 6:08 PM
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