Support and Resources

Support and Resources

If you have a friend or family member who is quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco, you might benefit from seeking out additional support. The following is a list of resources that offer information and guidance for friends and family:

Helping a Loved One Live Smoke Free: What Works, What Won't, and Why

Helping a Loved One Live Smoke Free: What Works, What Won't, and Why

By Barbara White Melin

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SMOKERS AND QUITTERS

Smokers and Quitters: What Smoking Means To People And How They Manage To Quit (Paperback)

By Erli Gronberg and Katherine Srb.

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Help Your Smoker Quit

Help Your Smoker Quit: A Radically Happy Strategy for Nonsmoking Parents, Kids, Spouses, and Friends

By Jack Gebhardt

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Counseling parents to quit smoking

Counseling Parents to Quit Smoking: An Article from Pediatric Nursing

By Sharon L. Sheahan and Teresa A. Free

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Empty Cribs

Empty Cribs: The Impact of Smoking on Child Health

By Michael Dean

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Helping women quit smoking

Helping Women Quit Smoking: Results of a Community Intervention Program

By Roger H. Secker-Walker

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Jimmie Boogie Learns About Smoking

Jimmie Boogie Learns About Smoking

By Tim Brenneman

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A Breath Away

A Breath Away: Daughters Remember Mothers Lost to Smoking

By Anne Wainscott-Sargent

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An Open Letter to Wives of Smokeless Tobacco Users

From QuitSmokeless.org

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Steps to Seeing Your Spouse Stay Quit

From KillTheCan.org

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A number of agencies and organizations provide information and materials where you can find help for someone who is quitting smoking. The quit smoking resources in this site include a comprehensive list of government and non-profit guides for quitting smoking. Use the additional ideas below to get started in gathering support:

  • State and local health agencies often have information about community programs to help people quit smoking.
  • The local or county government section in the phone book (blue pages) has current phone numbers for health agencies.
  • Information to help people quit smoking is also available through community hospitals
  • The yellow pages (under "drug abuse and addiction"), public libraries, health insurance companies, health fairs, bookstores, and community quitlines.
  • Several federal agencies and national organizations provide information about how to quit smoking.

Smoking Fact

Women who stop smoking before pregnancy or within the first 3 to 4 months of pregnancy will reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby to that of women who never smoked.