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First Aid said we should offer the help to come back to us if the SP said no when we ask if he like to quit.
Kaplan course said we should leave him alone if he said no.

What do you think is the best way?
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I think both of them are correct.

I personally go with FA where offering help should the SP decided to quit later on is a good idea and it will not reduce your score if not increasing it.
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Smile smoking counseling

while advising for quitting tobacco use, one has to convince the patient giving reasons customized to his condition as to why he needs to quit, like patient with shortness of breath should be told what good he can bring by taking your help to quit, USMLE expects a physician to have this skill.....but then in spite of your best words used , the person chooses to not quit or likes to quit at later date, one has to respect his decision telling that in case he does decide to change his mind, you are always here to give him all the help to fight this habit
I specifically teach all my student this skill to convince them, and that actually becomes a big way of scoring on this test....
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