These are some suggestions from Healthlink BC that I thought could be helpful for when a person has a slip or relapse:
Most people need more than one try to stop smoking. If the person slips up, let him or her know that it's okay and that you still care.
Give the person credit for whatever length of time (days, weeks, or months) that he or she didn't smoke.
See what you both learned from the attempt. Are there any triggers to look out for? Should the person try phone counselling, medicine, or nicotine replacement therapy?
When the person smokes again, it may be a one-time slip. Remind your friend about how long he or she had gonehere
without smoking and why he or she wanted to quit in the first place.
Tell the person that it was right to try to quit, and urge him or her to try to quit again. Use positive language, such as "when you try again," not "if you try again."
Last modified on 23 Feb 2021 16:01 by efram, quit coach