Hi guys, one of my friends from a different country has messaged me to say well done on quitting and asked how I did it, she wants to quit but uses her cigs as a crutch for stress and isn't sure she can give that up. I did of course refer her to here and also the Alan Care book, both things that worked for me. I told her I had loads of things to say about quitting but didn't want to preach, she replied preach away, I'm looking for something to strike a nerve! So I asked her what type of smoker she was, she said daily but light, 4 a day, It's routine, it's habit, it's something to have a quiet moment with. It gets her going. she smokes more when She drinks - that's where it started.
I'm struggling to help her, all of my reasons for quitting revolved around being a full time, full on addicted smoker. Can anyone who was a very light smoker, potentially just take it or leave it, give me some of the reasons they wanted to quit and then what made them quit? I can help her with advice about how to quit just not the motivations as mine will be very different to hers.
Thanks in advance 😊