Step 2. Manage your Social Life
If you want to quit but your friends don’t, it could make it more difficult, but you can do it. Plan for those times you will be out with them. What could you do instead when they are smoking? It helps to remember you are friends not because of smoking but far more than that. Smoking doesn’t define you. Your friends enjoy being with you because of who you are, not because you smoke. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself and want you to succeed.
When you start your Smokefree journey, you may want to avoid social situations where there will be smokers for a short time. It could be helpful to talk to your friends and ask how they can support you during those difficult times. Over time the difficult times will get easier.