Stop Smoking

Helping Another Person Quit Smoking

No one can do the quitting for someone else, but you can "nudge" a smoker in the right direction. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health website,, has information to help.

A note on secondhand smoke

Maybe you feel awkward asking people not to smoke in your home. And it can definitely be uncomfortable when you’re driving around with another person, and you’re put in a situation where you have to ask someone not to smoke with you in the car.

But the dangers of secondhand smoke should not be ignored. For the sake of your family's health, and your own, speak up.