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Smoking and Tobacco

My mom smokes

10/26/2000

Question:

My mom smokes. How can I get Her to stop

Answer:

It`s hard to "get" somebody to stop smoking, but there are some ways of helping motivate them to stop. One is by telling her how much you care about her, and how it worries you to see her doing something unhealthy. Another way is to ask her how you can help her with this; would it help to talk about this with her often, or would it be better to just let it go for awhile? Your Mom will appreciate your caring, and you can best help her by respecting her wishes for how much and what kind of help you can give her.

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati