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Quitting Smoking is Easier with Support of a Partner

February 7, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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Quitting smoking is easier with partner support

With Valentine’s Day approaching, most people think of chocolates and flowers as the time-honoured gift for that special someone. But this Valentine’s Day, consider a different kind of gift – the commitment to a smoke-free relationship.

Studies show that quitting smoking is better together. When one partner in a couple quits smoking, the other partner is more likely to quit successfully as well. On the other hand, it’s tougher to stay smoke-free with a partner around who continues to smoke. Quitting smoking is tough. Why not make it a bit easier by tackling it with someone you love?

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Parenting and Smoking

October 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting, Smoking | Tags:

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Parenting and Smoking

Parenting is hard; it takes a lot to be there emotionally and physically for your child. If you smoke, a common worry is that your child will eventually start smoking themselves. In fact, many parents choose to quit smoking for their children.

Even with great reasons to quit, such as the concern over your child’s future behavior and the desire to be healthy as they grow up, the fact remains that quitting smoking – on top all the other things you have to do – can feel daunting at best.

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Services to Help You Quit Smoking

January 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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British Columbia services to help quit smoking

The first step in accomplishing any goal is having the idea to do it.

If quit smoking has been something you’ve been thinking about, congratulations! You are already on your way to getting where you want to be. Maybe you’ve tried to quit before and remember how hard it is.

The important thing is you have set the intention to quit and you are trying.

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The Evolution of Smoke-Free Spaces

June 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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Times have changed when it comes to cigarette smoking in public places.

Imagine walking into work and seeing colleagues smoking at their desks; booking a seat on an airplane or restaurant and being asked “smoking or non?” or seeing an adult smoking in a car, windows barely cracked, with a young child in the backseat. You’d probably be shocked.

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The What and Why of Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

May 30, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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The what and why of plain packaging for cigarettes

People recognize cigarette packages and tobacco products by colours, logos and designs. But what if all cigarette packages looked the same – from the colours to the text displaying the brand? It’s already happening.

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