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2001-02-24
Name: moneesha my seventeen year old son has started smoking. will drugs be the next step? im worried!
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2004-10-23
#1
Name: sanam
Subject:  smoking
I think you should smack on his head and tell him to stop. He will thank for this later.
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2002-07-24
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Name: Chints
Subject:  Smoking
Well, to suggest smoking must be stopped, though it usually never leads to drugs, children also have been living in this society and as everybody knows the harmful effects of drugs, teenagers also know that. I also started smoking in my teens, but have cut down to literally no smoking since then, coz I now intend to become a father myself. I suppose, talking in a friendly manner is the best option, my dad had done this to me when he came to know I smoke, he told me that he chewed tobacco as a teenager, and my grandfather tried a lot to stop, but he was not able to, what he said later changed my attitude, he said that you are a responsible man, do what u feel like, but you yourself will be to blame for the situation that u land in.
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2001-09-06
#3
Name: meenal
Subject:  POSITIVE THINKING: How to quit smoking & stay heal
POSITIVE THINKING:
This mantra(I call it a mantra!)can be a very powerful tool in combating anything in this world!!. I'll begin by narrating something which happened in front of my eyes.

Last year my dad was ill and he had to be hospitalized. Our family friends were all on their toes and specially my dads closest friend. This friend was a regular smoker but the day he saw my dad admitted he just threw the pack of cigarettes after coming out of the room. What we saw was a miracle, as he was constantly advised by close ones to quit smoking. So what struck him at that moment is you all can judge and let me tell you that till date he has not had a single one. He claims now he will never even need it ever in his life!!.

What you just read is a case of very Positive thinking. Apart from this there are cases in our daily lives, who are surviving only by their will power. Remember it is your own personal life and why ruin it by inhailing deadly nicotine.

PRACTICAL WAYS TO QUIT SMOKING:
*On the day you quit smoking, keep your self very very busy!!.

*Don't smoke when you have the first craving. Wait for a few minutes, and during this time change your activity or talk to someone you love the most in this world.

*Stop keeping cigrattes with you. Try to be in places where this deadly item is not available.

*The first week or those few days after you quit smoking do things that you are interested in like your favourite hobby.

*Keep low cal oral substitutes like fruits, salads handy.

INSPITE YOU ARE UNABLE TO QUIT TRY THESE FOLLOWING TIPS:
*Switch to a low quality stuff

*Smoke fewer cigrattes each day

*Reduce your inhailing

ATLEAST REMEMBER THE 3 R's:
*Respect yourself(I am sure you will respect yourself much more after quitting!!)

*Respect everyone else(do I need to explain this....)

*Responsible for all your actions(you'll feel a more responsible individual after quitting!!)

Doing this will help to reduce some dangers of smoking.
Remember there is no such thing as ''safe smoking''. The only ''safe ''is to quit.
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2001-02-24
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Name: gunjan
Subject:  smoking
maybe its because someone in your family - your husband - smokes, so your son picked it up. smoking should be discouraged in the house.
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2001-02-26
#5
Name: rain
Subject:  it does not have to lead to drugs
Make sure your son knows exactly what he is doing to his body by puffing that cigarette. For that you would have to get your info in place. Talk to him as a friend and not as a parent laying down rules. Because then he might hide from you and smoke behind your back which is the worst thing. And you should also educate him about the dangers drugs. Remember knowledge is power. Im sure if your son knows all the facts and then you leave it up to him to make an educated decision he will quit. Speaking as a mother who has tried and tested this approach. Good Luck!
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