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How to quit if you live with a smoker

It can be tricky to quit when your house is a smoking zone.

You can become smokefree regardless of who you live with.

Here are some tips:

  • Try and make the house smokefree. If that is not possible, at least try to restrict smoking to one room. That way you know how to avoid cigarettes. 
  • Let your housemate know what they can do to help you quit. If you’d rather they didn’t offer you cigarettes, or smoke in the same room as you, or leave cigarettes lying around, politely let them know. 
  • Have you asked your housemate to quit with you? They might be thinking about quitting too. If they don’t want to, don’t wait for them!
  • Going smokefree can motivate those you live with to do the same. Your new smokefree life might be the inspiration they need.
  • Talk to friends or family who have gone smokefree.

If you need more tips call the Quitline or request a Quitline callback.

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