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

Cigars contain many of the same cancer causing agents that are found in cigarettes. Cigar smoking is known to cause lung cancer as well as cancer of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, and possibly the pancreas.