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What can i do if my bro who is 16 is into smoking. how can i help to wean him off this habit?

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Dr. Patrice Taylor
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
You can't, he can: If he doesn't want to stop, he won't. Its a physiologic dependency on a molecule, an addiction, not a habit. Show him how much money he will be spending, and guarantee him he will try to quit and it will be costly. Also tell him girls/chicks hate kissing an ashtray.

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