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|Just unsure about chore requirements and discipline for breaking the smoking rule again.|
but everything has pros and cons
it sounds like he is doing amazing.
Smoking is very hard to quit, esp. for former users/drunks. It's a nasty little addiction, but I agree with the therapist. You need to pick your battles.
My kids are younger so I'm not speaking from experience, but would tying money to chores help the situation?
Would having a place to store the cigs that isn't in his room help? A shelf on an entry closet or something? I'm thinking if you removed the temptation from his actual room it might help. Also, may be you could help him come up with something he can do in his room that is a substitute when he is craving a smoke. Rather than punish, brain storm for a solution that everyone can live with.
Leave his door though. The whole family needs it there!