How do you talk to your parents who have been smoking for 20+ years now about their health. I am very concerned about my parents. They smoke 2 packs each a day in a house where no windows are open and not even a fan is on. My mother has a couple lumps (don't remember the exact term) on one of her lungs and they are going to be checking for cancer her in less than a month. I know the doctor has talked to her and I've attempted a few times, as I don't want to nag because I know she knows this isn't healthy, but she refuses. My mom says things like "this is my only entertainment" or "I don't have money for any other hobbies" and I just sit there and want to scream at her because she is literally burning up money as they smoke expensive brands. Has anyone else went through this? I know it's her life but I don't want to lose my mom and I know my son doesn't want to lose his grandparents. Is there a way to go about it without me seeming like I'm just attacking her?