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Want to quit smoking. Can any online doctor help?

hi my name is alexis hosch and i have this friend who smokes quite often and i am concern about his health. He wants to quit but only for a short amount of time but i want him to quit for life. I don t want him wasting his life away by just smoking , so i want him to quit but i don t know what to say or what to do to help him in a positive way but not resenting me for it later in life. Can you please help me.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Welcome to the forum. Smoking is bad for health, it slowly destroys the lungs and makes life miserable. To quit smoking is a good idea but the determination taken should be strong. It will be better to chalk out a daily activity routine for your friend.

He can get a crave to smoke at times, he should strictly engage himself in other activities like enjoy doing workouts under an expert guidance, he can take some of his favourite snacks instead of a cigarette whenever he gets an urge to smoke, he can munch on nuts, he should take his favourite juice, soups and water to keep hydrating himself.

He should engage himself in activities like games, sports, concerts, movies, etc. The more busy he is the better is his performance. He should reward himself for not smoking. It is important to help him take nutritious diet. Good sleep is equally important. He can visit a counselor for help and assistance. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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