Smoking is no longer a fashion as to undertake a smoking cessation alone in his corner. Henceforth, this group is, between spouses, friends or colleagues that you stopped smoking and we are encouraged. In other words, anyone who stopped smoking in your entourage increases from 25 to 67 % your own chance to break definitively with tobacco. Henceforth, we stop smoking group! Smoking cessation with friends or familleAide smoking cessation: 10 tips to help a friend now on, we stop smoking group! Cigarettes are out of favor: in thirty years, smoking among people aged 40 to 50 years declined sharply from 66 % in 1971 to 22% in 2003 (according to the Framingham study). The circumstances of the arrest were also many changes. It used to be stopped only by placing themselves in a gap of his friends and especially not smoking at the same time as his spouse for fear of creating marital problems because of mood swings, irritability of the candidate’s withdrawal..
Today it is no longer the case as shown by the results of a study that focuses on the Framingham cohort referred to as (12,000 Americans followed for more than 30 years). Conversely, smokers quit in groups, motivate and train themselves in couples, between friends, between colleagues, as if smoking cessation was an act henceforth contagious and rewarding. Smoking cessation with friends or family A woman who stops smoking reduces the risk by 67 % as her husband continues to smoke. If it is a brother or sister who stopped smoking, the risk of continuing to smoke decreased by 25 %. If it’s a friend, the risk decreases by 36%. And finally if it is a colleague working in a small business, the risk decreases by 34 %. Except in a couple, the influence of friends is very strong. There is also that it is more important than the level of education is high. However, it is not observed among the neighbors of an immediate geographic area. So today, all the smokers quit, putting in evidence a considerable influence in matters of family smoking.