Why do you need support?
You need support, because it's hard to quit smoking. When you stop
withdrawal from nicotine can make you grouchy. Your
body craves nicotine. You want that cigarette.
side of quitting may be just as tough. You may feel as if you're surrounded by
cigarettes. You see them advertised. Friends smoke. You miss the social rituals
of smoking, such as lighting up during your coffee break or as you drive home
from work. Smoking may have been part of your celebrations and something to
turn to when you were stressed.
Support can help you through the
stress of losing this part of your life.
Friends and family can
provide shoulders to lean on, and they can encourage you to follow through with your
quit-smoking plan. They can help distract you when you want to smoke and can
understand when you're a bit grumpy.
Support can help you quit
smoking. Your doctor, counselors, and former smokers are good sources of support. Also, experts recommend getting support from friends, family, and
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