Need some assistance
Hey there. I'm a son of a parent who smokes and lately I've been getting nervous for my father who is a smoker. From what I know, he has been smoking since his early 20's to present (he is in his mid 40's). Over my eighteen years as a kid it never really seemed to effect me how dangerous smoking could be. Recently though, it really struck me how dangerous smoking is. God bless him he is healthy and doesn't seem to have any issues however it just bothers me that these cigarettes are slowly effecting him. I've spoken about quitting with him many times in the past and he has tried on a number of occasions (electric cigarettes, nicotine gum, etc.) however, it is just a terrible addiction that he can't break. As I get ready to move onto college, I won't be there to talk with my father and make sure he's ok and for some reason I've just been worrying a lot over this smoking issue lately. Many people I know from ages 20-60+ smoke and seem completely fine however, I still am concerned for my father. I would appreciate any tips you guys had for me to get this negativity out of my head and any suggestions I could give my father to quit. I know it won't be easy but anything is worth a shot. Thank you so much and I apologize if I put this in the wrong section.
Last edited by tk123; 05-05-2012 at 05:08 PM.