Exposure to other smokers can make keeping the quit more complicated; it doesn't have to mean relapse, though. You have quit-tools and a support network. Practice loving assertiveness with your smoking 'significant others' and set some boundaries. The more committed others see you are, the more likely they are to compromise and cooperate. The important thing to realize is that if you need support, it'll be up to you to develop a support network (the Q is a good place to start). It's your quit, your choice and your health.
Articles in this section
- Will I always be addicted to nicotine?
- How soon after quitting will my health improve?
- Will I see positive benefits of quitting right away?
- Should I avoid alcohol at first?
- How do I stay motivated?
- How do I take care of myself?
- How do I keep my hands busy?
- Can exercise diminish cravings?
- Should I avoid my smoking friends?
- How do I survive social events without smoking?