Are you concerned about a family member, friend or colleague who smokes? Remember that not all smokers are ready to quit smoking. They may be aware of the many health risks associated with smoking, so reminding them of what smoking is doing to their body may not help. In fact sometimes it can make things worse as they may feel that you are judging them.
Here are some ideas on how to talk to a family member, friend or colleague who smokes. Tell them that you are concerned about them and that you will support them regardless of whether they choose to continue smoking or not. Assure them of your help and support if they decide to try to give up smoking. Many people find giving up smoking difficult, but with the right information and support they can do it.