If you would like some context before you read this story, read my posting "A Sexual Autobiography" first. It will provide some background on Elizabeth, Alain and myself, the life we lead, and where my role as a smoke slave fits into our life together. My family and friends know Elizabeth and myself as non-smokers. Our children believe that we consider smok Part 5 - Roll 'em! Somebody's got to tell you about it, so it might just as well be me.
Do remind the person who's quitting how long they went without a cigarette before the slip.
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Do praise them for trying to quit, and for whatever length of time days, weeks, or months of not smoking. Do encourage them to try again. Do keep your cigarettes, lighters, and matches out of sight. Be sure they know that you care about them, whether or not they smoke.
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Do help the person who's quitting remember all the reasons they wanted to quit, and help them forget about the slip as soon as possible. Do encourage them to learn from the attempt.
If the person you care about fails to quit or starts smoking again:. Do wash clothes that smell like smoke.
Research shows that most people try to quit smoking several times before they succeed. Do help the person who's quitting to get what they need, such as hard candy to suck on, straws to chew on, and fresh veggies cut up and kept in the refrigerator. You can get even further next time.
It takes time and skills to learn to how to be a person who doesn't smoke. Just ask how you can help with the plan or program they are using.
Do respect that the person trying to quit is in charge. If a relapse happens, think of it as practice for the next time. Do thank the person who's quitting for not exposing others to harmful secondhand smoke.
Do your loved one in their effort to quit. This may make the person who's quitting feel worse. The symptoms usually get better in a few weeks. They might be triggers for your loved one to smoke. Things a person learns from a failed attempt to quit may help them quit for good next time.
Your faith in the person who's quitting helps remind them they can do it. Remove anything that reminds them of smoking. Call the American Cancer Society at to find out what resources might be available to help someone quit and stay quit.
Now you know you can do that much. Do remove all lighters and ash trays from your home.
Do help the person who's quitting with a few chores, some child care, cooking, running errands — whatever will help lighten the stress of quitting. Do congratulate the person who's quitting for making a quit attempt, and remind them that it can take many attempts before quitting for good. Clean carpets and drapes.
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Do make your home smoke free, meaning that no one can smoke in any part of the house. Do try to see it from the point of view of the person who's quitting — their habit may feel like an old friend who's always been there when times were tough. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours.