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How to Help Your Significant Other Quit Smoking

Smokers are less healthy, more likely to be absent from work, and use more medical services than nonsmokers. Support your significant other to live smoke-free.


  • Step 1: Support them Support your significant other in their choice to quit smoking. Quit together if you smoke.
  • Step 2: Clean the house Clean the house and get rid of any smoking-related materials.
  • Step 3: Talk with a doctor Talk to a doctor about products that have been successful in helping smokers quit.
  • Step 4: Talk to your partner Talk to your significant other about the benefits of quitting smoking. Focus on good health, your family, and the money that will be saved.
  • Step 5: Avoid temptations Avoid places or activities that they associate with smoking.
  • TIP: It usually takes more than one attempt to quit smoking. If they slip up, help them refocus on their goal.
  • Step 6: Start working out Join a gym and start working out together.
  • Step 7: Give incentives Offer them an incentive to quit smoking. Use the money you save to enjoy a vacation or a smoke-free night on the town.
  • FACT: Smokers die approximately 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers do.

You Will Need

  • Determination
  • Doctor
  • Anti-smoking products
  • Exercise
  • Incentives

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