Smoking affects everyone. And so does quitting. Because when you smoke, it’s not only the acrid smell that lingers; the 7,000 chemicals that disseminate from each puff find their way into everything — from curtains and car seats to pores and pet fur. This means that your family and possessions are all at risk of suffering from the side effects of secondhand smoke.
We’ve compiled a list of our most popular articles from 2019 all related to quitting smoking; not for ourselves, but for our family and friends. Remember, a strong support system can be the difference between a successful quit and a relapse, so don’t be shy about recruiting some help from your friends and loved ones.
Check out the articles below and read the many tips, tricks, and tools available to you as you begin (or continue) your quit journey.
Understanding the Dangers of Secondhand and Third-Hand Smoke
Whether it’s the hacking cough, the shortness of breath, or the yellow-stained teeth, it’s obvious that smoking is a hazard to your health, but what isn’t so obvious is the danger that smoking poses to those around you.
Celebrate Someone’s Smoke Free Success
With cravings and withdrawal symptoms, you know that quitting is no easy feat. Whether it’s a friend, family member, or colleague, everyone appreciates encouragement throughout their quit smoking journey and acknowledgement of their hard work. Celebrate successes and keep the quit going.
Friends and Family: A Crime-Fighting Team for Your Lungs
Some menaces are too powerful for one hero to take on. They require a team to save the day. For week two of our super support team series, we’re assembling your family and friends. When it comes to quitting smoking, they are a quitter’s equivalent to a super hero team.
Protecting Your Pets from Secondhand Smoke is Another Reason to Quit This Monday
Secondhand smoke, the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke exhaled by smokers, contains more that 7,000 chemicals. Kicking the habit can have great benefits on your own health, and it can also benefit those around you. Here’s how the people (and animals) you love can be affected by your smoking habit.