If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line or call 911: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or Text 83825

Story 1: “I ruined my family ritual, now what?”

Story #1: My family members and I have always had a ritual of sharing a smoke when we first get together. Even though they are proud of me for quitting smoking, I know that somehow, they think I’m judging or rejecting them when I don’t join in the activity. What can I do to stay quit and not hurt their feelings?

 

Plan:

  • Suggest a new family tradition that doesn’t involve tobacco, like a game of football or cards.
  • Ask them to join you when you quit smoking and make it a family effort.
  • Remind them of your job in the military and how smoking can affect your mission readiness.


If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line or call 911: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or Text 83825