How many people here actually have tried to get a loved one or friend to stop smoking? What worked? What didn't work? Did they go to a support group? Did the use stop smoking things? Or did they just give it up by your suggestion? Anything that you guys might've done to encourage others to quit. Post here! We must get more people to quit this nasty habit.
My mom quit smoking for 4 1/2 months but then she started again. :(
Ouch. Not good. 4 1/2 months is a good start. I'd recommend to continue encouraging her to quit. It's not easy, but quitting is a big reward. Not to mention all the money she could save by quitting. You'd be surprised that depending on how much a person smokes, in about 10 years they could buy a brand new car, and that's really no joke, I crammed the numbers one time.
I'm just going to do some basic math here.
Say a carton of cigarettes is $55 a carton.
1 carton a week = $55 a week.
4 weeks in a month = $220 a month
12 months in a year = $2,640 a year
10 years in a decade = $26,400 per decade
Let's say they do this for 50 years.
50 years @ $26,400 per 10 years = $132,000
So, that reads out as: One hundred, thirty-two thousand dollars. Yes, that's how much a person wastes in 50 years smoking one carton a week. Sad, isn't it?
Let's say if you only smoke one pack of cigarettes a day. I'm going to say a pack is $7.
1 pack = $7
7 days in a week = $49
4 weeks in a month = $196
12 months in a year = $2,352
In ten years = $23,520
In fifty years = $117,600
As you can see, this is an extremely expensive habit. X_X
Моя бабушка несчастливо упала больноой к раку легких от курить и умерла. : c
One of my aunts used to smoke 2 packs a day. She recently quit after she learned she a dangerously high risk for getting lung cancer and got on medication made to get people to stop smoking. So now, she steers clear of cigarettes.
My dad was a heavy smoker since his military training, but he suffered a heart attack five years ago. After surviving the shock and surgery, he quit immediately. Now he's healthier than ever :D
my dad and mom would smoke alot.
I was able to get my mom to quit when i was about 8, when in the car i started coughing after she lit one up. she through it out the window and told me she isn't going to smoke ever again. (she being a nurse knew full well what it was doing to her health).
To this day she hasn't touched a cig. Though she's told me she sometimes gets the cravings when she's very stressed. She told me that one time when she was thinking about it in the car, when she opened the door to leave and go into work, there at her foot was a perfect, unopened pack of her favorite brand of cigs.
She left it and said 'the devil never rests'.
im so proud of her(:
My dad on the other hand, still a chain smoker :(
The story of My older cusien's friend well this mite be the worse one yet i use to go to his house but i didn't liked to go their but i went anyway. then when i looked the hall way i seen smoke coming from the door then i opened the door and seen hell of smoke. omost their intire family smoked i looked at the cats it seemed like their smoking to i said WTF how the mother smokes and have 4 months old baby in the house. it was a smoke out in their i cover my nose telling my cuzin's friend to call the cops or send the smokers to rehab. he smiled at me and took out a blut and start smoking in front of me then i told him nicely to get that out of my face he refuse then i punched him in the face thats when we started fighting outside his big sister tried to jump in thats when my boyz got out of a dark 4 door car. and told me to get in i called 911 at my house then a strange car creeping down the street i said fu**! everyone get in the house they have guns then they started shooting randomly. i looked i said those wore organization 13. my mother came home from work and said Wtf happened around here?! i explain everything including the smoker's family. emts arrives when i found my cusion got shoot by the store. 1 hr later they arrested the family that smoked because they found out it's wasn't just regular sigerets. im glad no one in my family smokes that's an example why u should' nt smoke or do drugs it makes u do crazy things this happened for real when i was 15 and i still think about it. *The End*
I wouldn't say quitting is is even close to undoing the irreparable damage you'd suffer from chronically smoking (so why even start?), but I've had no need to, since the only one in my immediate relations who smokes a lot is my uncle (well, specifically he's my aunt's husband, so we're not really related), who's never done it in front of me, so I don't care.
Both my granddads have smoked in the past, though. Obviously, they quit.
My grandfather and my grandmother both smoked when I was a kid. However, since he got lung cancer, they both stopped. Luckily, he survived it. :) My brother and his girlfriend also smoked, but they stopped now that they are parent.