How Can I Stop My Spouse From Smoking?

How can I stop my spouse from smoking?

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  • pink_fish_91 says:

    use a pin and start pokeing holes in the ends of the cigarettes so they wont light

  • fire_boy807 says:

    When they are not around put the pack in the microwave for 15 seconds, then put them back. they wont smell or look different, but the taste will make them want to quit>

  • the crusader says:

    Well, you can’t. You can’t “make” anyone stop an addictive drug. Your husband has to WANT to stop for himself. Sorry, but it’s true. If you keep trying to force him to stop, you’re only going to frustrate yourself even more over it.

  • patrick h says:

    stab the significant other in the face with a screw-driver. . . . . they won’t even be thinking of a cig at that point.

  • quortnie11 says:

    Give them an ultimatum. Throw away all their cigarettes. Start up a really nasty habit that they hate and don’t stop until they quit?

  • progunr says:

    You can’t! They have to want to quit themselves or there is no deal. You can do anything you want, threaten to leave, with hold sex, no matter what your tactic, if they don’t want to quit, you are wasting your time.

  • thesoapgoatsoapshop says:

    You can’t.
    Your spouse has to want to quit.

    Just don’t spend any time with him/her while they’re smoking – and ask them to shower, wash their hair & clothes, and brush their teeth before they come any where near you – after smoking!

  • Dee says:

    You really can’t, he/she has to want it. It is a very difficult addiction to overcome. The only thing you can do is offer to be supportive if your spouse is willing to try.

  • sara76c says:

    Your spouse won’t stop smoking until they really want to, no medicine, no kind words, no hypnosis, etc….

  • psubowler300 says:

    You can’t, you can help him quit, but only if he actually wants to quit.

  • shiree says:

    you cant stop her she has to want to stop herself. Im on my 4th day of being a non smoker and its hard, but willpower and gum is helping me. Give her your support but dont moan at her :)
    wish her luck from me

  • jimobasa says:

    Persuade him/her to sign up for a Smoking Cessation course (free in UK). If he/she refuses your advice you’ll just have to live with the smoking

  • Geri says:

    cut off both of his hands

  • Doc918 says:

    With any addiction, you can’t “stop” someone from smoking without them WANTING to do it. It’s like the old adage about leading a horse to water. I used to smoke. . . trust me, I know.

    The best thing you can do for them is to be honest, but supportive. I’m sure this won’t be the first time that you have voiced your displeasure about their bad habit. Tell your spouse that you are concerned for their health, and that you love them too much to lose her over something like cigarettes. Be prepared for the backlash. Offer to research options for quitting smoking. . . there are SO many out there. . . hypnosis, the “no-smoking shot,” lozenges, gum, patches. . . you name it!! Help them to set goals. . . and when they reach them, rewards are a plus. It’s not going to be easy for either of you. . . but as I said before. . . support is a must when quitting any addictive substance!!

    Best of luck to you both!!

  • mrearly2 says:

    You can’t. But if he’s smoking indoors, that’s inexcusable.

  • devilgal031948 says:

    You can’t make your spouse stop smoking. When he/she decides is when they will quit. I am a smoker and I know. One of my spouses forced me to quit and I did for a couple of years just to start again because of a control issue in our home. People can’t be forced, they have to want to do it for themselves or they will just go back to the behavior when pressure is put on. Step Back and give some room.
    Good Luck.

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