Social smoking is still smoking and can lead to a habit that’s hard to stop. Are you ready to stop making excuses? We’re here to support you as you look to successfully put smoking or vaping behind you for good.
What is Social Smoking?
Socially smoking, vaping or hookah use, is occasional smoking that is strongly connected to social activities, such as drinking. While many social smokers don’t consider their occasional behavior harmful to their health, smoking or vaping in any amount is never safe and can lead to increased health risks, and even addiction.
Quit Making Excuses:
“I only smoke when I drink.”
“I only smoke when I’m stressed.”
“I only smoke at work.”
“I only smoke on the weekends.”
“I only vape with friends.”
“I only vape at parties.”
Does this sound familiar? If you only smoke or vape during certain social situations, you’re still a smoker or vaper – even if you don’t do it every day.
Making excuses for why and when you smoke or vape can be a slippery slope and lead to increased health risks. We understand that smoking or vaping infrequently feels less risky, but no amount of smoking or vaping is ever safe.
Know the Risks of Smoking and Vaping:
Smoking and vaping, even in small amounts or only sometimes, can be harmful to your health while also increasing your chances of becoming addicted.
Even if you’re only smoking or vaping sometimes, the effects can be just as risky to your health as a daily smoking habit. Quitting can reverse the damage that smoking has had on your health and lower your chance of dying from smoking-related disease. It’s never too late to quit.
Ways to Quit:
Stop making excuses today. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine can make it easier, and increase your chances of stopping social smoking or vaping for good with free, confidential, supportive help online or over the phone. You are two to three times more likely to stop with the HelpLine than if you try alone. Get connected with a nationally certified and trained Quit Coach today!