Encouraging words to stop smoking

Smoking may lead to an addiction; one thing that is very difficult to keep away from your system. Quitting smoking is a very hard process; thus, if your friend is on the process of doing so he will need all your support to do it. Be supportive and encourage him to defeat his urge to smoke. Be there with him as he tries to stop smoking.

Proper Encouragement

As a friend, your encouragement is your best contribution to your friend’s rehabilitation. Remember, with the right words said at the right time, you are able to push your friend to reach his goal. But, how can you really give encouragement without sounding too much of a nagger?

Encouragement follows after a person finally decides to quit smoking. Once he has the determination to quit, you step in to give him words of encouragement so that he will not lose his focus. This is the time when you have to let your friend feel that you are with him throughout this process and that you will stay beside him until he finally reaches his goal. Sometimes, words are not necessary anymore – your acts alone may be enough as encouragement.

You also have to remind yourself of the difficulty of the process that your friend is going through. This reminder will let you understand your friend more, and the better you understand his situation, the more helpful you can be. There may be times when your friend may not stop himself from puffing another stick, but you should not use this against him. Instead of criticizing his mistakes, try to remind him of his progress and steer him away from the said errors. You should not dwell on his mistakes, but on how he was able to correct such afterwards.

And though after quitting, addictive substances such as nicotine and tobacco still remain present within the system of someone who has recently stopped smoking. This is what causes relapse. Thus, the process still continues even after a long time, and you should continue to encourage for as long as your friend’s battle with smoking continues.

Process of Quitting

People have their own ways of quitting. Some say that it is better to quit all at once; however, there are still others who believe that it should be done slowly but surely. Slowly quitting would mean that nicotine exposure would be decreased moderately by consuming lesser cigarettes each day.

Really, it does not matter how one chooses to proceed with quitting. Whatever method he chooses, you should always be ready to give him the encouragement he needs. To do so, here are some things that may help you give confidence to your friend who needs to stop smoking:

1. When you talk about progress, stay positive and inspiring by pointing out the instances when he has really surpassed a trial.
2. Talk about his slip ups but refrain from dwelling on the matter.
3. You should support whatever quitting technique he may have chosen.
4. Help him avoid situations which may trigger his desire for smoking again.
5. Continue to be a friend!

You do not need to be licensed counselor to give good encouragement. All you need to be is to be loyal and one who cares for a friend. Just stay with them, back them up and make them feel that they are not alone in their attempt to stop smoking.


A tough new smoking ban has been introduced in China’s capital city Beijing. It coincides with World No Tobacco Day and was welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The ban came into effect on June the 1st and is the toughest anti-smoking law to be implemented anywhere in China. It prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, on public transport and in workplaces. Unlike other bans in China, this one is backed up by hefty fines for anyone lighting up indoors in public. Restaurants will have a big part to play in implementing the ban. Restaurant owners will face a heavy fine if they do not stop people smoking. The public is also being encouraged to report anyone breaking the law.

The WHO rewarded Beijing with a special prize. A WHO spokesperson said: “We applauded Beijing for its strong and determined leadership in protecting the health of its people by making public places smoke-free. We are delighted to be formally recognising the Beijing Municipal Government with a WHO World No Tobacco Day Award.” China still has a long way to go to get its population to stop smoking. The country is the world’s largest tobacco producer and consumer. There are around 300 million smokers in China, which is almost the same size as the population of the USA. More than one million Chinese die each year from smoking-related diseases.

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I’ve been relaxing lately, as you can tell by the date stamp difference between this post and the last one.  I had failed to quit smoking, and it wasn’t just this last time either.  I’ve failed to quit smoking MANY times.  I’m a pro at this people, been there, done that.

The last attempt failed because I wasn’t ready to accept the psychological change in mood that I experienced.  I was easily aggravated and became very moody.  I’d flip on you in an instant, and you’d never see it coming either.  Not good.  Not good at all.

After some time to reflect on my last attempt, I’ve come to the decision that I will require some chemical support.  I’m going to pick up some patches soon and give it another go.  I think a slow draining of the nicotine in my system will be  more conducive to my mental state and help me to achieve my goal.

When you fall off the horse, you just have to get back up on there.  I find it easier to get back up on there after the bruises to your ego have had a chance to heal though.


Following is the top-100 collection of encouraging quotes and words of encouragement with images. We’ve selected the best inspirational encouragement sayings.

Encouraging Quotes And Inspiring Words of Encouragement

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

“Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.”

“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”

“Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!”

“When you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry – your Lifeguard walks on water.”

“I’m so proud of you. I just wanted to tell you in case no one has.”

“Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that God created you to be!”

“You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.”

“Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.”

“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

“There’s something in you that the world needs.”

“In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning: Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job at life.”

“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”

“I know it has been tough but I still cheering for you.”

“A little progress everyday adds up to big results.”

“You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.”

“Beautiful girl you were made to do hard things. So believe in yourself.”

“You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up.”

“You are gold, baby. Solid gold.”

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

“You are amazing, you are brave, you are strong.”

“You are capable of amazing things.”

“Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.” – Brittany Burgunder

“You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.”

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go. Just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

“Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable.”

“The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.”

“Be a pineapple stand tall wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”

“Look for something positive in each day even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

“Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Stop beating yourself up you are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”

“Train yourself to find the blessing in everything.”

“Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

“Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day not a bad life.”

“Hey, little fighter, soon things will be brighter.”

“You only fail when you stop trying.”

“Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.”

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.”

“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.”

“God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you too.”

“God knew your life would come to this and he has a plan for you.”

“There’s a reason for everything. This one may look like a setback. It doesn’t mean you’re failing but that God is growing you in a new way.”

“God is not punishing you, he is preparing you. Trust his plans not your pain.”

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

Best Encouraging Quotes And Inspiring Words of Encouragement

“Don’t think, just do.” – Horace

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Hellen Keller

“It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Never complain and never explain.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle

“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.” – John W. Gardner

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.” – Jennifer Grahnolm

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” – Jim Rohn

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” – Garrison Keillor

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.” – Rainer Rilke

“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.” – Hopi prayer

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.” – William James

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart


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