Can we help a person quit when they are pretty sure they don't want to quit?

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13 Dec 2002, 06:03 #24

It seems that we have a few members with family members who they are hoping to influence to quit smoking. I am bringing up a few articles to address this issue.
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15 Mar 2003, 06:56 #29

I mentioned earlier today that I did a program for 600 high school freshman. I ran short on time, didn't even get to do the Palmolive Bottle Demo. I also did not get into quitting smoking, although I got a slide up to www.WhyQuit.Com so hopefully any student interested in quitting may find their way over to us. On Monday the teacher who brought me in to the school said that he would get an article into the school paper about www.whyquit.com. I hope that any students who were smokers may be motivated to check us out. I also suspect that students who are concerned about parents who smoke may be looking in and referring family members to us. This string seems particularly well suited for this purpose.
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13 May 2003, 03:30 #32

Today I did a program for 110 sixth graders. There were many questions both during and after the program from kids concerned about their parents smoking. One of the students father had just suffered a heart attack within the past few weeks and was in the process of quitting. I encouraged the group to refer their parents to www.whyquit.com as well as their siblings and other people they encounter.

I pointed out we try to cover issues at www.whyquit.com that are pertinent to people who smoke and want to quit, as well as providing materials for people who smoke and may still need a little extra motivation as to why they should quit, as well as for kids who do not smoke yet and want to reinforce their resolve to stay smoke free.

These kids are at the age where they are facing a huge amount of peer pressure to smoke and they need to have solid reasons if they are going to resist this kind of pressure. I am bringing up a few posts that are pertinent to them, and in the event that they do pass along the site to their parents and other adults, I am bringing up materials for these people also.

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18 Jun 2003, 22:21 #33

One more way you may be able to help someone quit smoking is to email them a link to our new e-book at www.whyquit.com/joel/ntap.pdf.
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15 Feb 2004, 01:18 #45

Whose dreams and desires, yours or theirs?
Don't try and make them live your dream of them quitting.
Help them live their own dream.
Recovery must be for "them" or it's doomed before it starts
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