All about smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for us and, although giving up can be very hard, stopping smoking is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make to benefit your health. The other good news is that Belladonna Healthcare Services is here to help you stop smoking. In fact, it's been proven that if you combine Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with one to one support, you're up to 4 times more likely to quit than if you go it alone.

Smoking Facts

  • People are four times more likely to quit with support compared to those who choose to go it alone.
  • Smoking increases the risk of serious diseases and health problems such as cancer, heart attack, stroke and breathing problems such as COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ).

Your partner or friend has decided it's time to quit smoking. This is great news. You're excited, and you want to help. But you don't want your partner or friend to feel that you're coming on too strong or that you're "checking up" on him or her.

This Actionset will give you tips on helping someone who is trying to quit smoking. The information also applies to other tobacco products, such as chew, snus, or snuff.

Key Points

  • You can help someone quit smoking by offering support and practical tips.
  • Only the smoker can follow through with the decision to quit. It's his or her choice and challenge.
  • Most smokers don't succeed the first time they try to quit. This is called relapse. If the person begins smoking again, don't be disappointed or make the person feel guilty. Instead, help him or her think about trying to quit again.
  • You can help yourself understand what the person is going through by learning about smoking, how nicotine affects smokers, and how hard it is to stop

 

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