[quote="revert_jen, post:14, topic:345306"]
I didn't say I smoked. If you think there is anyone in this country who doesn't already know that smoking is dangerous, by all means, you should tell them--that would help them. However, I doubt that anyone ever quit smoking just because he kept being nagged about it by strangers.
It would make more sense to pray that God would help them quit than just to tell them to do it. I'm very sorry about your father and grandfather, but it's not helping someone if there is basically no chance that the help will do any good.
When I was younger, my obstinacy kept me away from a sincere Christianity for at least a year because a friend-of-a-friend was nagging me about it. She meant well, and was probably showing concern for the state of my soul, but her "help" actually harmed me. Not through her fault, rather because of my sinful nature, but even though it wasn't her fault, it was still very predictably the result of her actions.
So, I'm not saying smoking is good, I'm saying unsolicited personal advice (regardless of how good that advice may be) from strangers is not helpful.
So, if I am reading this right, you think that people who smoke will actually solicit advice as to whether they should or shouldn't? :)