How can I convince my mom to stop smoking?!

Question: How can I convince my mom to stop smoking!?
She's been smoking for about 2-3 years now and she's tried to stop but it always comes back to her!. It seems she's more stressed out through her times when she tried to quit!. I think the longest she didn't smoke was for two months!. When she does smoke, she's not as stressed so it's good to see her like that but I hate the fact of her smoking!. Her mom died of it when my mom was 3 years old- so it kinda runs in the genes!. Is there any way i can help out!? I don't want it destroying my mom!. Maybe I'm just too paranoid, I just don't want to see her suffer like this!. Thanks [=Www@Answer-Health@Com

I quit smoking in Dec!. 2007!. I would say it took me at least 3 months for the cravings to stop!.

I used nicoderm CQ for the first month!.!.!. Then realized after I broke the habit of smoking, I was addicted to the nicotine still!!

So, NCQ works in the beginning, But she would have to WANT TO QUIT by then!.

You can tell her that you need her in your life, and that she of all people, she knows what it feels like to not have a mom around!. Tell her about all the milestones she could miss out on, Like your wedding, Or your first born!.!.!. Things like that!. Maybe she will wake up and realize that its NOT WORTH SMOKING! I would recommend NCQ and plenty of support from you and the family!. Without you guys by her side, she might not be able to do it by herself!.


First of all smoking actually makes a person more stressed out!. But, you can't convince a smoker of that!. I quit 10 years ago by slowly cutting down from one or more packs a day to finally one a day!. Then after a while, my friend said to me why do you bother to smoke even just one a day!. I told her I enjoyed it and looked forward to it but eventually just give it up altogether!. Www@Answer-Health@Com

well first off its her descon although it does afeect you start smoking yourself im pretty sure she wont like it and well shell tell you not to ad tell her its the example youj setting shell fell terrible but not a lot shell think about it and shell stop eventually shell try and get help if it doesent work got to website were you can shower the effect and tell her how it affects you second hand smoke is worse but most importantly tell her how it affects you emotionally and mentally good luckWww@Answer-Health@Com

Well if she wants a path straight to COPD or lung cancer, she is walking in the right direction!.

Tell her to check out this site (and maybe sit with her when she does)!. I used it when I quit and I don't think I would have without it!. It's free too which is a big bonus!. (Bookmark it to her computer too!)


And you can let her know, smoking does NOT decrease stress!. Thats the addict talking!. Infact, it stresses out ones body even more!. Mentally, she is going to have to get tough!. Www@Answer-Health@Com

i fell your pain its hard when family does something that can kill them and other (like smoking) and just have a talk with saying that I'm worried about you and dint want you to die if you are serious to her her love for you will help her stop

hope this helpsWww@Answer-Health@Com

go up to her face and stare at here!. then scream STOP SMOKING then u explain y its bad!.http://www!.nysmokefree!.com/newweb/defaul!.!.!. i hope this links help!. it acutally works cuz i tried it!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

If you have little brothers or sisters u can tell her, look i dont want you to keep smoking because look at the example u are putting to them, or tell her if she keeps smoking shes gonna leave them/or you behind and wont know what to do if she was gonne!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

GOOD LUCK!!.!.ive been trying to get my parents to stop for years!.!.!.they just give me dirty looks!.!.!.my ma even says screw you sometimes!.!.!.!.smokers are evil!.!.and in my opinion they are weak!.!.!.awww poor smokers!.!.!.so little self control!. Www@Answer-Health@Com

You can't!. She has to want to quit on her own!.

That's a little known fact in life we all have to learn - You cannot change people!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

tell her she can die and if she really loved you she would quit so she could be around longer,Www@Answer-Health@Com

tell her she looks old and she is going to die!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Tell her to check out www!.whyquit!.com

I smoked for years!. I went to this website and I stopped smoking!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

It's hard to quit, like every ones said, I have a lung condition and I try not to hang around smokers but my mother is one, she's been smoking since she was I think 17 and now she's 47 so 30 years, it's horrible to think that something may eventually happen to her, I would have thought that with me and my health issues mainly concerning my lungs it would give her incentive to quit but that's just the thing, unless the person wants to quit themselves it's hard to do, when the person does ask for help then you'll know that she really wants to give up for good!. Good luck with your mum and helping and everything Www@Answer-Health@Com

Tell her all of the facts that are disgusting, that'll make her realize it!. Like, her are some:

With every cigarette you smoke, your teeth & fingernails turn yellow!.

You are closer to dying every cigarette that you smoke!.

When she smokes, she is hurting her lungs, brain, and nervous system!.

When she smokes, she is also hurting YOUR lungs, brain, and nervous system!.

Smoking is just disgusting!. Everything smells like smoke, and so do you, and everyone can smell it!.

There are also more, but I just can't think of them!.

So it doesn't affect you, tell her to try smoking OUTSIDE all the time, so your house won't smell like smoke!.

My friend did this: try hiding her cigarettes, or rip them up and stuff!. Although you're mom would get mad, she'll see that you'll just do that with all her cigarettes, then she'll know that it's just a waste of money!.

Good luck!
Hope I helped!Www@Answer-Health@Com

Smoking is so hard to kick, it is such a bad habit that really wraps around your whole life!. Your mom needs to want to quit, she knows it is bad for her and can potentially kill her but like everyone else, she is probably thinking it can happen to her!.

I think you should print her out from the internet a bunch of papers on what happens to your body from smoking!. Show her pictures of her heart, lungs, etc!. I would also tell her you want your mom to be around to be a grandma!

Also, see if there are any local clubs or support system to help people who want to or have quit smoking!. Maybe her Dr can prescribe her Welbutrin (helps stop smoking) or give her advice on how to quit!.

Good Luck to you and your mom!. I wish her the best of luck to quit smoking once and for all!. My husband and I recently quit (took a few years of quitting and then starting and then quitting, etc) but we feel awesome!. The first week we felt such a great difference!Www@Answer-Health@Com

Hey there, I myself smoked for about four years solidly and thought that I'd never give up but now I haven't smoked for a year!. There is no easy way to go about it but something that certainly helps is for your mother to understand what makes her want to smoke!. There are key things that happen to us that make smokers just think "I need to smoke" (stress-related most of the time)!.

If your mother could realise what those things are and try to deal with the problems openly, it may take the sting out of the craving!. Of course if the problem is something like work or something that can't be avoided, then I'd recommend that whenever she gets the urge for a cigarette, that she tries to do something else to help her relax e!.g!. take a walk!.

Another key thing is occupying the hands and/or mouth, try replacing the cigarette with a lollypop or something it does help!. Ultimately the only way to quit is to approach it with a lot of willpower, then isn't really anything you can do to make her stop but you can try to support her if she does!. Keep encouraging her and let her know that you will back her up!. Good luck!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

qrow up

nothinq is wronq wit smokinq & if it makes her less stressed let her smoke that sh!.t up!!Www@Answer-Health@Com

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