so my roommate smokes cigarettes and i want to know what to tell him to get him to quit.
-i need something other than its going to kill you.
-he quits on occasion but never quits for good.
-he works out and is in good shape (football player)
-so other than the lung cancer thing, is smoking stopping him from gaining what he really could be gaining in the gym?
-since he is so active there is no motivation to quit because he doesn’t seem affected by it (no wheezing or short of breath)
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Well, it’s really hard to get someone to stop smoking. It took my mother a swift kick in the lungs to scare her to the point that she realized it wasn’t worth her life.
You can mention that he smells. Don’t relate it to cigarettes, just say that he smells, then make the connection at a later date (but relatively soon). Also, mention that smoking gives you bad teeth.
However, as with most-if not all-smokers, they lack the foresight and willpower to quit now. Many of them are extremely stubborn and won’t do anything until it’s too late. Given that, just mention that it’s safer to stop and not have to worry about future issues than to keep smoking and have to deal with them in the future. If he doesn’t respond in any way to that, then so be it. He’ll learn eventually, but it might be too late.