“Why do you even bother trying to help THOSE people quit smoking?”

When people observe smokers in the early stages of their quits they sometimes wonder why anyone would really want to help these people to actually get off and stay off of cigarettes. The reason for this sentiment is that the people may seem so miserable and so unhappy and at some times–so mean–that the observer just feels that these smokers are not worth any effort. The observer is making the assumption that these are bad people as opposed to the actual situation–these are often good people experiencing a bad time. This video explores this issue.

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