I caught him smoking again

@mydanods (6717)
Nigeria
January 30, 2018 12:50am CST
I caught my brother smoking again. Oh my gosh! It's a dirty, horrible habit. He promised me he would stop but look, he was at it again. Right there puffing on a cigarette. How do I help him realize that he's ruining his health and fouling the air?
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@louievill (22080)
• Philippines
30 Jan 18
How old is he and who owns the place where he smokes?
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@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
30 Jan 18
We live together. My younger brother.
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@louievill (22080)
• Philippines
30 Jan 18
@mydanods is he already an adult or still a minor? My question was who owns the house where he smokes, you, your parents or your brother?
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@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
30 Jan 18
@louievill my parents own the house. He is 25. He keeps saying he'll stop, now this. I feel for him because it's not easy but his smoking gets into my lungs and it chokes the air.
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@toniganzon (55710)
• Philippines
30 Jan 18
When the decision to quit won't come from him directly, there's nothing you can do about it.
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@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
Hmm. That's a hard one. I'm looking for something to do about it. I think he needs deliverance.
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
26 Feb 18
Perhaps some of his friends are somking. It would be help if he away from such friends.
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@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
26 Feb 18
That is a possibility. Thanks for bringing that up.
@jstory07 (79936)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jan 18
He is not going to quit smoking unless he himself wants to.
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@Hannihar (65453)
30 Jan 18
I hate to tell you he cannot only quit if he wants to.He is ruining his health and anyone around him. Only he can stop.
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
I pray to God that he stops.
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@Hannihar (65453)
31 Jan 18
@mydanods That is a good idea to do. Does he realize it is not good for him and then for others around him?
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
@Hannihar beats me. If there is love, one should be able to control bad habits.
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@sjvg1976 (18336)
• Delhi, India
30 Jan 18
He won't leave it unless he won't have a strong will power. Ask him to do and make him realise that smoking is injurious for health.
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
Thanks @sjvg1976. I will help him.
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@gaianoor (1137)
• Tirana, Albania
30 Jan 18
I`m telling this as a ex-smoker. I know you want the best for your brother but he will never quit only because he promised you. He will quit only when he decides for that.
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
How do I make him decide as quickly as possible. Please advise me.
@stapllotik (1354)
• India
30 Jan 18
Motivate him to stop. If you get angry , that will worsen the situation. This habit can only be quit with self determination.
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
Thanks
• Philippines
30 Jan 18
That's just horrible, it would really kill him some day. But let me tell you this, the more you forbid him, the more he hides it and do it in secret.
@mydanods (6717)
• Nigeria
31 Jan 18
That's something I have learned today. I'll be patient with him.
@JohnRoberts (84646)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Jan 18
He has to make the decision himself. He already knows all that.
@Plethos (12958)
• United States
30 Jan 18
hes an adult, nothing you can do for him, its his decision. you can choose to avoid being around him when he smokes or smells like smoke.
@prashu228 (25525)
• India
30 Jan 18
ohh so sorry but thats not easy ..