If you don’t feel you can stop smoking right now, there are steps you can take to protect others.
Take your smoke outside. Experts advise that you take at least seven steps from your home to prevent smoke from drifting back into the house. Please be mindful of others and, as far as possible, stay away from other people’s open windows, doorways, balconies etc. People are anxious about being exposed to tobacco smoke and your smoke drifting into their home could be upsetting.
Use other sources of nicotine. To reduce the amount you smoke, use nicotine replacement therapy or vaping products. There are many different kinds of nicotine products out there. People often find it helpful to combine a slower acting nicotine product (such as a patch) with a faster acting product (like the nasal spray or gum). You can ask a pharmacist for advice. Ask about Varenicline (Champix) too.