• Smoking helps me relax.

• It is something that I do with my friends.

• I am afraid I will gain weight if I stop, so I guess smoking helps me not gain weight.

• I like to smoke when I am bored.

• Smoking helps break up long drives.

• At work, my cigarette breaks are sometimes the only time during the day when I get some peace.

Look at all those reasons this client liked to smoke. If she didn’t address them, it is very unlikely that she would be able to stop.

What are your obstacles and how can you overcome them?

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