View Full Version : this is for all. smoking around kids
11-01-2008, 05:32 PM
I wanted to write a thread about smoking and the dangers it can cause. Let me start by saying I am a smoker. I smoke outside of my house and I never smoke in the car when my kids are in there. That being said, I think it is awful when parents smoke in there houses and smoke in their cars with their children in them. By doing this you exspose your children to all that second hand smoke. I want to stop smoking, I have tried and tried and have failed every time. I never want to see my child smoke. I don't think any parent wants to see their children smoke. We all know what it does to us, but yet we continue to do it. So please stop smoking around your children and talk to them about the dangers of smoking. I know that I am setting a bad example for my kids. I have to live with that, but I will not exspose them to the chemicals from my bad habit.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for having the guts to write this thread. My father was a smoker. He smoked in the house, and around me and my three younger siblings. We all hated it. Don't get me wrong, I loved my dad. Before he died I would have done anything for him. (He died from skin cancer, not lung cancer..isn't life ironic.) I don't even hate him for putting me at risk for things like asthma, allergies, and even lung cancer. BUT I would give anything to have not been exposed to that. And now that I'm an adult, and I have a son, I don't understand how he could have done what he did. Yes, it was his right and is your right to smoke. But as parents it's our responsiblity to protect our kids, not put them at risk!
11-02-2008, 12:17 AM
my grandfather smoked in his house. when he started to go down hill my mom moved in with him. I went down to help out as much as possible. He always sat in the kitchen and smoked. the walls were painted white but they looked yellow. After he passed away, it took my mother and I almost 5hrs to get the walls half way clean. we even washed the walls once a month. If that was on his walls, imagine what is put into the childrens lungs from 2nd hand smoke. Thank you for this thread
11-03-2008, 10:57 AM
I'm a smoker as was my mother. My mom and all my step dads and other relatives also smoke - in the house, in the car, etc. I couldn't imagine smoking in the house or in the car. We didn't smoke in our home even before DD was born. Too icky. And we not only don't smoke when she's in the car, we make sure we don't smoke prior to her being in the car either, and we air out the car to make sure she isn't exposed. We don't smoke while we're holding her either.
It was terrible having to ride in the car with my mom or other smokers. I could never do that to my daughter!!
11-03-2008, 11:59 AM
As a recovering smoker (for now at least), I understand just how difficult it is to put them down. I quit when my husband and I started discussing having a baby, long before my son was even conceived. Don't underestimate the gravity of the following statement: It has been the single most difficult thing that I've ever done. I still want to smoke, but cannot imagine exposing my son to it.... even the idea of exposing him to Mommy smelling like smoke bothers me. So I'm a recovering smoker, at least until my son is grown and living on his own.... I hope and pray I can resist the temptation until then.
11-03-2008, 02:06 PM
For all of you trying to quit...keep trying, don't give up, you can do it!!!!!
11-21-2008, 10:07 AM
I just want to pass along some information that my husband and I recieved from the doctor. My husband is a smoker (never smokes in the house or car) and i never have been, and am completely opposed to it, but seeing my husband trying to quit i know how hard it must be.Anywho, my husband and i went to the doctor while I was pregnant with our second. The doc told us that when you smoke, the toxins get on your clothes and in all the upholstry in the car/furniture, so even if you wash your hands before you touch/pick-up your kids you are still transferring those harmful chemicals to your kids. Just wanted to share, hope i didnt upset/offend anyone!
11-21-2008, 03:18 PM
I totally agree with you 100%!!! I don't smoke but my husband smokes but will NOT smoke around our son. Not in the house, car, not even if my son is down wind. I came from a home where my Mom smoked because she said that "she had too"!!!!!!!!!! I ended up on sleep apnea machines as a child because of it. My Mom "quit" for a few years (She hid it) then when she thought it was ok to start again, my sister and I ended up with infections in our lungs. Our doctor told her it was from the cold and the second hand smoke. She didn't believe him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our state is a non smoking state which means all public areas are off limits to smoking and I am so happy for it. I am constantly on my husband to quit but he needs to make that choice for himself. I hope you too can quit someday and wish you a lot of luck in doing so!!!!!
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