Even when smokers get the best help to quit smoking, six out of seven tries end in relapse.
You are giving a wonderful gift by helping. As you offer support keep these 4 points in mind:
Even with the best help, relapse happens a lot.
Going back to smoking is part of learning about how to quit. It is not a sign of weakness. And it doesn’t mean your friend or family member can’t do it. They can.
The average smoker will have to try many times before quitting for good. Be careful not to nag. Instead always look for a chance to say, “Keep trying. You can do it.”
When a smoker keeps trying, it’s just a matter of time. He or she will succeed.