What are some good reasons to give up smoking?

I need to convince my friend’s dad to stop

Answer #1

Hes an adult.. your not going to convince him to just quit. He knows what the risks are.

Answer #2

There’s about 1000 and he knows them all. Lung cancer, mouth cancer, throat cancer, tb. emphysema, COPD, heart issues, swollen gums, mouth ulcers, bad breath, the general stinking smell, higher insurance costs, reducing your car and home value, sexual health and fertility issues, second hand smoke a risk to his family, etc etc etc. People dont smoke because they aren’t aware of these problems. They smoke because they’re addicted. And they can only stop if they want to. Giving him a list is admirable, but in the end a futile attempt.

Answer #3

As Mandy said you can’t convince somebody to stop. Sure you can go ahead and tell him that nothing is good about smoking, but considering he’s addicted, and he’s an adult, I’m sure everything you say to him will go through one ear and out the other. Giving up smoking is way easier said than done.

Answer #4

The best argument you can make is that your friend is obviously upset by the fact that he smokes. Let him know that he’s not only harming himself, but his family as well, through second-hand smoke, and through making them watch him kill himself slowly with each cigarette. It probably won’t work, but it might. It’s better than just listing off things to which he can just think, “It won’t happen to me.”

Answer #5

Correct except for the TB…

Answer #6

Several researchers would disagree with you. But if you have evidence suggesting otherwise I’d be interested to hear it.

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Answer #7

Side effects may include death.

Answer #8

okay thank you

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