Tell your friends that you are going to quit smoking. They will probably be very understanding and supportive. They can help you by not smoking around you or offering you cigarettes. This is most important during the early stages of you efforts to quit smoking. Your friends may be able to help you avoid some the old social situations where you automatically used to smoke. These can often serve as triggers that will increase your desire to smoke. Visiting smoky venues can do this. You are better to take part in activities that take you mind off cigarettes and smoking. Your friends may even embrace this as an opportunity to go new places and try new things.