A member asked:

Anyone have a loved one die from emphysema who knows how to stop a youngster from smoking?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. William Walsh answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Frightening the young who smoke into quitting almost never works. I've found that talking about premature wrinkles, acne, and tooth discoloration works better with the young than threats about cancer, heart disease, and emphysema.

Answered Aug 8, 2012



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