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Old 01-23-2014
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Question Can we say good job for quiting smoking!

Q1. If the pt says he quit smoking 3 months back
Do u congratulate him and say thats very good

Q2. If pt says he does not smoke
Do u say glad to hear that

I am confused because on one hand u have to be non judgmental so can u say these things?
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For No. 1 above:
Yes. Provide positive feedback and say "Excellent, I know it's very difficult to quit and I congratulate you for being able to quit all that time. If at any times you feel the urge to return to smoking please contact me and I will set you up with programs and tips that will help you avoid going back to smoking"

For No. 2:
That's judgmental. Don't say glad to hear that. Just pass it on without comments.

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Yes, it is good to provide positive feedback for smoking cessation like "great, you must have strong will to quit smoking, i appreciate that"

for Q2 i think no.don't say anything
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Q1. If the pt says he quit smoking 3 months back
Do u congratulate him and say thats very good

Q2. If pt says he does not smoke
Do u say glad to hear that

I am confused because on one hand u have to be non judgmental so can u say these things?
For Q1: I think it's good to give a positive response and say "great job" because it is very tough to quite smoking.

For Q2: No, there is no need to say glad to hear that..

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Yes, it is good to give a positive feedback if some one ask he/she quite smoking. Because it is very tough for any one who have a habit of smoking.

for Q2 i think no.don't say anything.
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Yes, it is good to give a positive feedback if some one ask he/she quite smoking. Because it is very tough for any one who have a habit of smoking.

for Q2 i think no.don't say anything.
Sounds like a good thing.
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