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

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January 12th, 2003, 10:04 pm #26

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January 28th, 2003, 2:14 am #27

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February 20th, 2003, 6:30 am #28

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March 15th, 2003, 6:56 am #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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April 27th, 2003, 9:54 pm #30

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May 11th, 2003, 6:00 am #31

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May 13th, 2003, 3:30 am #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.

Joel
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June 18th, 2003, 10:21 pm #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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July 23rd, 2003, 9:32 pm #34

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September 9th, 2003, 10:05 pm #35

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September 19th, 2003, 8:44 pm #36

For Priscilla
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September 19th, 2003, 8:58 pm #37

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September 25th, 2003, 12:34 am #38

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October 3rd, 2003, 4:41 am #39

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October 17th, 2003, 9:00 pm #40

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October 31st, 2003, 10:15 pm #41

For Ryuerik
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December 6th, 2003, 9:03 pm #42

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December 22nd, 2003, 8:12 pm #43

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February 5th, 2004, 7:17 am #44

For Paula
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February 15th, 2004, 1:18 am #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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February 27th, 2004, 6:29 am #46

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April 2nd, 2004, 10:10 pm #47

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May 8th, 2004, 5:03 am #48

For Teresa
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May 28th, 2004, 6:46 pm #49

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June 10th, 2004, 9:54 pm #50

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