C. The patient has no plans to quit smoking
The phases of change, such as when a person wants to make a change in lifestyle habits, go through a series that starts with no desire or thought to change all the way to making the change and following through with it. In the pre-contemplation phase of change, the patient has not yet thought about quitting smoking and may not have any desire to do so. With time and further teaching, the patient may move forward in the stages of change and make plans to quit.
Date Published - Feb 23, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 10, 2016