I saw where a couple of members have made a point of saying that this quit is for them so that others taking the quit serious is not important. They are right in this assessment, whether other people take your quit serious or not is not important to your success. What is important is that you take it serious.
But there is one side benefit to quitting that this issue does touch upon. There are smokers around you, possibly family members or friends who still think that quitting is impossible. They may feel that when a person who smoked like just them tries to quit, that they will eventually fail because that is just the way it is supposed to be.
Your quit just may help in shaking up this illusion that they have. When a smoker starts to realize that you did quit and also recognize that you are intent on staying off, it may very well stir something inside of him or her that maybe there is hope for him or her too. Even non-smokers around you may be using you as an example to help another smoker they know.
So yes, your quit is for you and you are the primary benefactor of the benefits. But don't be surprised if just maybe one day someone else close to you quits and tells you that your success helped influenced him or her. That person too then will be the primary benefactor of his or her quit, and both of you will be able to be shining examples for others of how staying smoke free is as simple as staying committed to never take another puff!
Here are a few videos that touch on different aspects of reactions that you may get from others when you quit smoking:
|Title ||Dial Up ||HS/BB ||Audio ||Length ||Date added |
|Telling others that you have quit smoking ||2.53mb ||7.58mb ||1.30mb ||08:57 ||10/17/06 |
|Talking to others about not smoking ||5.60mb ||16.75mb ||2.22mb ||15:13 ||11/19/06 |
|Dealing with people who try to undercut your quit ||6.52mb ||19.52mb || ||17:42 ||11/12/06 |