Sep 26, 2005 · How to Persuade Someone to Quit Smoking. Persuading someone to quit smoking isn't always an easy task. It's possible that your smoker has tried to quit, but failed. It's possible that they want to quit, but don't have the tools or support 95%(4).
At this point, I think the only way to convince a teenager to quit smoking is financial. As chilling as they are, PSA's showing some "nameless unfortunate old guy" .
Many people don't quit smoking because they think it's too hard, and it's true that for most people quitting isn't easy. After all, the nicotine in cigarettes is a powerfully addictive drug. But with the right approach, you can overcome the cravings.
Persuading Teenagers Not to Smoke Talk to your teens about the dangers of smoking -- not only the health risks but also the negative effects that smoking has on your breath, hair and nails. Sit your teen down and go over how much money smoking costs over a year, and things that he could potentially spend that money on besides cigarettes.