03 Sep '11, 11pm

How to Get Someone to Stop Smoking Without Hating You

How to Get Someone to Stop Smoking Without Hating You

Do you bite your tongue every time a beloved family member or friend lights up or steps outside for a smoke? Or maybe you’ve tried the opposite tack: nagging. Neither approach works, experts say. What has helped thousands of smokers to quit, they point out, are the following simple strategies. Keep the focus on you — not on the smoker Saying “I hate it when you smoke” is likely to provoke an equally negative response. But talking about how the person’s smoking affects you might just lead to a breakthrough, or at least a moment of connection. If you hate the way the house or car smells, say that. If you’re getting to the point that you avoid kissing your smoker unless he’s come straight from brushing his teeth, that’s an important point to make. State your feelings as simply as possible in a way that sounds personal rather than accusing. 6 Simple Tricks That Help Smokers Qu...

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