If your friend smokes heavily, will you try to dissude him?

India
February 25, 2009 9:09am CST
I think most people give up smoking on their own and no amount of telling stops a person from smoking. in fact it is detrimental to tell a person to stop smoking. He does it with a vengeance if he is told to stop. he has to himself realise the harm he is doing to himself and to those around him. Have you ever been able to stop someone from smoking?
5 responses
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
25 Feb 09
my boyfriend smokes heavily and I couldn't tell him to stop, that is a decision he should make on his own. I don't mind him smoking because in all honesty there could be other things he could be doing. I would take smoking over drinking and other things.
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
25 Feb 09
To quit someone for their smoking habit is almost impossible except from their own desire to stop smoking, if i'm near smokers and if i can't breath well i will tell them to stop or to get a distance from me, i don't care if they are angry with me because of that ... i don't want to be sick, and that's all
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
25 Feb 09
Hello! I am a smoker and I have not hard the sayings of my wife and other family members.Rather I get irritated if somebody tells me to quit smoking.My argument is everything we consume has bad effects because they are all adulterated or fake things.Those things are also not good for health.People are addicted to fast foods which are equally bad for health.So should we give up everything which fascinates life?thanx
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I would definitely try, but I do not know how effective it would be. My friend can think for himself so I will only warn him of the consequence of smoking and will try to help him quit if he decides to quit. I will support him either way though. I know smoking is addicting and it is hard to stop. If he wants to smoke, I will let him as long as he knows the consequences.
@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
25 Feb 09
My husband used to smoke but he has now stopped that habit. But I wasn't the one that convinced him to do it. He stopped on his accord. I felt like if I kept harping on it he would smoke even more and what would I be accomplishing. When he realized he no longer wanted to do it and it was costing to much money he gave it up and has never looked back. He says the craving is still there but he doesn't want to pursue this bad habit anymore.