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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044


How to Support Someone Who Is Ending Tobacco Use


Once an individual has decided to end their tobacco use, they will benefit from supportive friends and family. Whether you are a tobacco-user, going through your own quit process, or a non-user, you can help someone you care about who has decided to end tobacco use by being part of their support team, asking how you can be most helpful and/or encouraging them through their quit process. If they are considering quitting but aren't quite ready yet, you can assist them by helping them identify their own reasons for quitting, setting a quit date or tobacco use reduction goal, and offering to be part of their support network.

Consider offering alternatives to tobacco use such as:


Unhelpful behaviors include: