How Can I Help My Teen Quit Smoking for Good?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts say.smoking, quitting smoking, cigarette smoking, quit smoking, cigarettes, my child wants to quit smoking, my child is trying to quit smoking, helping your child quit smoking, nicotine gum, nicotine patch, nicotine, addiction to nicotine, nicotine addiction, withdrawal, withdrawal from nicotine, withdrawal symptoms10/06/200308/11/201608/11/2016Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD06/07/2016d0908ea1-5c9e-4c09-87b5-5ef44c93c41chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/quit-smoking.html/<p><em>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?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Audrey</em></p> <p>It's tough to quit smoking. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/drugs-nicotine.html/">Nicotine</a> is addicting &mdash; 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.</p> <p>It's great that he has been interested in quitting &mdash; that is the most important step in the process. Keep encouraging him &mdash; but, ultimately, the decision to quit is his.</p>
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