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My 18-year-old son quit smoking for a few weeks, but now he says he wants to go back to it. He says he’s been under a lot of stress, having mood swings, and is a lot more fidgety. How can I convince him to change his mind?
It’s tough to quit smoking. Nicotine is addicting — and your son may be showing signs of withdrawal. He might want to get some nicotine gum or the nicotine patch so that he isn’t having all those unpleasant symptoms. However, if he has quit for a few weeks, the symptoms should be lessening.
It’s great that he has been interested in quitting — that is the most important step in the process. Keep encouraging him — but, ultimately, the decision to quit is his.
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The health risks of smoking are well known, many young people still do it. Here’s how to help your kids avoid smoking, vaping, or using chewing tobacco – or quit, if they’ve already started.
Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. If you think your child is depressed, you’ll want to learn more about what depression is, what causes it, and what you can do to help.
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Experts now know that breathing in someone else’s secondhand smoke is bad for you. Find out what you can do about it.
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Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant. Those who start smoking before age 21 have the hardest time breaking the habit.
Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it’s still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.
Nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States is related to tobacco. Are you ready to kick the habit?
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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