Setting up a support network

Quitting smoking can be difficult and there are sure to be times when you need a little moral support. Having someone on the end of the phone you can call in a moment of weakness could be just the trick to keep you on track.

Here are some suggestions on how to set up a support network:

Ask around: Send an email to your work colleagues or to your friends asking if any of them are interested in giving up smoking.

Join a local group: Ask at your local library if there are any quit smoking groups already established.

Tell the world: Update your Facebook status to tell everyone that you’re giving up smoking; you’ll be surprised by how many people offer encouragement and support.

Start a blog: Why not start a blog about your quit journey? Regular posts about how you’re progressing will be a great way of sharing your ups and downs and you’re likely to get comments from other quitters in a similar position.

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2Stead LF, et al. “Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation”. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 Issue 3