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Help Someone Quit

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Give the gift of a membership to Freedom From Smoking Plus, the American Lung Association’s proven quit smoking program now available online! Participants create a custom quit plan, build the skills they’ll need to break their addiction, learn about medication to help them quit, track their successes and learn how to maintain a smokefree life. Learn more or buy someone a membership at FreedomFromSmoking.org.

Want to help someone quit smoking?

When someone takes the big step of deciding to quit smoking, his or her family, friends and co-workers can make a huge difference by giving their help and support.

If your friend isn't quite ready to quit, try to see it from their side. For most smokers, cigarettes have been a steady companion for a long time. Some reluctance is normal and it doesn't mean your friend won't be able to quit for good. First, let your friend know you understand their doubts, then suggest they list their reasons for quitting. Encourage them to set a quit date and offer to help in any way needed. Be sure to tell your friend about Freedom From Smoking for lots of help quitting and staying quit.

How Do You Begin?

Get tips on what you can do from the start to help your friend quit and stay quit.

Meeting Challenges Along the Way

Withdrawal, weight gain and urges are some challenges that might come up as someone quits smoking. Learn how you can be there to help.

Be There for the Long Run

Quitting smoking is a journey, not a single event. See how you can help your friend every step of the way, from making a quit plan to avoiding relapse.

Employee Wellness Programs

The American Lung Association recognizes the need for lung health and smoking cessation programs for the business environment. To assist employers, we offer several programs for businesses and managed care providers. Contact us at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or [email protected] to learn how we can provide our gold standard tobacco cessation program, Freedom From Smoking®, to your business.

Get involved with the Freedom From Smoking® program by either bringing it to your organization or becoming a trained Freedom From Smoking clinic facilitator.


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