Hi guys, I've noticed that quite a few of you seem to be ex-smokers, and I could use your advice!
I don't smoke, never have, but my boyfriend smokes constantly. He says he wants to quit, and I know he is actually quite ashamed of the habit. Things have been stressful for him lately, and I've noticed a real increase in how often he smokes, which is really starting to worry me. He has been pretty sick this past year (stomach problems, not lung-related or anything) and has lost 40 lbs. even though he is very thin already. I think smoking calms him and helps him feel better, but I know it isn't good for him!
I don't want to pressure him into it, I know if he's not ready it won't work, but how can I help to encourage him to try, and in what ways can I be there for him when he does? What helped you when you were trying to quit? What should I expect? Any other advice?
Thanks so much!