Smoking Around Kids (all the time)

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  1. Jason76

    Jason76 Active Member

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    Some parents don't care. In fact, many objects to anyone criticizing their behavior - claiming the accusers are bossy (Well, usually they would use a much worse word.). Anyway, I find bossy people despicable also - but there are standards. In fact, I'd say this common behavior in some places to be child abuse.
     
  2. Alexandoy

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    When I was a boy, my uncle would gesture for me to get his cigarette and lighter. I was 5 at that time and I remember there were times that I would light up the cigarette for him. And he thought that was cute so he tolerated my mischief. That lighting of cigarette was no big deal and I'd say it didn't affect me in any way that I started smoking when I was 16. However, smoking in front of the children definitely has an effect on the mind of the child.
     
  3. iamawriter

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    Apart from setting a bad example it amounts to passive smoking and the child's lungs are too tender to be subjected to such exposure. I fail to understand why anyone who does that objects if they are brought to book. On the contrary they themselves should know the repercussion of such an insensitive act.
     
  4. tallulah

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    Generally, in everything besides smoking, parents must always put their children first. The child's overall welfare should always be considered before parents make any decisions. This is one of the sacrifices that comes with being a parent. Some parents have even gone as far as giving up smoking or drinking or any other unhealthy vices for the sake of their children's health.
     
  5. ABlessed

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    Smoking around kids is not good at all. The second hand smoke can really affect a child's health, but sometimes a smoker is so addicted to their cigarettes (or whatever else they're smoking), that the needs and well-being of their children come last and the cigarettes come first. But what can you expect? A person who smokes doesn't really care about their own health, so it is probably a stretch for them to care about the health of someone else.
     
  6. Kakashi2020

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    I smoke cigarettes specially when I'm on my writing break and often after breakfast but I make sure that I smoke outdoors and away from my kids. I know that second hand smoking is more harmful than first hand smoking do I make it a point to smoke away from other people.
     
  7. Jason76

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    Most kids don't care. I know I didn't care when my dad smoked. It never crossed my mind. Nonetheless, and no offense to anyone, but people should have higher standards.

    Possibly smokers are annoyed at anti-smoking laws - especially in the US - and I don't think an occasional thing of smoke will hurt someone, and also not a child (unless it's very young). Nonetheless, what I see is that smokers who do this - do it constantly.
     
  8. Folk Artist

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    Yes, from a physical standpoint, passive smoking around children is not a good idea- also passive smoking is worst for young people, when they breathe smoke from a smoker's cigarette. It can increase your chid's risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,also they are of greater risk for respiratory infections as well- like bronchitis and pneumonia. It could slow the growth of lung development and give the child more of a chance to become a smoker as a adult as well.
     
  9. Holmes22

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    That is terrible that some just do not care at all enough to go away from them. I am pretty sure that I grew up around smoke a lot but never in the same room or anything, and it seems weird to not make that effort but people don't really surprise me.
     
  10. littlewitch66

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    I hate this. I don't smoke but my granddaughter's other nanny does (although she says she doesn't around her) and she comes back stinking. Her hair and her clothes smell and even clothes that she has in her overnight back which she sometimes doesn't wear stink too. I get really annoyed especially if she has a cough and I'm always asking her not to smoke around her when she visits
     

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