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WHY IS SMOKING GROSS?

Say no to smoking isn’t so hard when you understand how gross it really is! Arming yourself with facts and effective rebuttals makes it easier to turn down a cigarette. It also encourages your friends to follow your lead. Check out our many strategies for saying no to tobacco products.

Do you find smoking gross?

true or False?

LEARN ABOUT THE MANY IMPACTS OF SMOKING

HOW TO SAY NO TO CIGARETTES

Without question, expressing yourself isn't always easy—especially when your opinions and preferences differ from those of your peers. Nobody wants to offend others, and nobody likes rejection. The pressure is real!

But there isn't just one way to say no. Here are a few approaches you can try:

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THE POLITE WAY

« No thanks, I don't smoke. » (And remember the facts about tobacco so you don't flinch under pressure.)

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HUMOROUSLY

« Nah, I'd rather drink Saint Bernard slobber! » Your one-liner options are endless…

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INFORMED

« Did you know that by smoking electronic cigarettes, you're six times more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes and get addicted? »

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LIKE A BROKEN RECORD

Just keep repeating « No thanks. » If they keep pushing you, simply walk away.

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LIKE A PSYCHOLOGIST

When someone offers you a cigarette, ask them why they smoke (non-judgmentally, of course). This simple question often prompts the smoker to think about why they're risking their health in the first place!

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THE 3 MUSKETEERS APPROACH

In a group, having more than one non-smoker makes it easier to resist pressure. Keep your non-smoking friends close!

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MAKE UP AN EXCUSE

Just find a way to exit the conversation: « No thanks, Rob's waiting for me. I gotta go. »

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THE RADICAL APPROACH

If your friends don't respect your opinions and preferences, it may be time to rethink if they’re really your friends.

FEELING TRAPPED?

Want to quit smoking? Here are some tips and handy resources:

  • Ask a friend to quit smoking with you.
  • Make a list of the reasons why you want to quit.
  • Ask the school nurse or your family doctor for help.
  • Avoid situations where you run the risk of being tempted.
  • Join a smoking cessation program.
  • Reward your wins, and don't get discouraged!
CALL TO QUIT!

STOP-SMOKING RESOURCES

To find the nearest smoking cessation centre, click [here] or call 1 866 527-7383. Getting involved in a smoking cessation program or contest may be the smartest decision you ever make—simply text, call, chat online, or show up in person!

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