i certainly plan on quitting smoking for my baby girl! but i can say from experience that...both my parents have been chain smokers all my life...in the house. i have always been perfectly healthy! never had bronchitis or asthma or anything. i wouldnt doubt it COULD have an effect on children or anyone...but apparently alot of it is up to fate. my mom quit with my brother for a bit...and he has severe asthma! my sister an i have always been completely healthy. it can go either way. its a personal choice to smoke. and no one can make them stop. But at the same time...ppl driving their cars is hurting your little one too! a car produces much much more pollution than a smoke does. and more people drive in this world than there are smokers lol. and i dont drive. but i do smoke.
Im quitting smoking though and ive told my mother and father that they will not be allowed to smoke anywhere near the baby
i smoked the entire time i was pregnant and my son is just fine!!! i do think that regardless of if you smoke or dont smoke around your kids they will get sick! and its not like you can stop every one from smoking they get second hand smoke from walking down the street by someone that is smoking there is no way to totally protect your kids!!!!!!
Ok, for those of you who say you are smokers but don't smell like smoke, I say-YOU ARE WRONG! I was a smoker, and quit over 4 years ago now. I didn't think I stunk when I smoked outside. I couldn't smell it on myself. After I quit, anyone at work who's been outside smoking I can smell it on them if they walk by my office!! I can tell if a smoker has been in the bathroom before me. There is no way that you don't carry that smell on you if you smoke, regardless of if you do it in the house or car. It is absolutely bad for your child's health to have to inhale the 3rd hand smoke all the time. Also, don't make excuses for not quitting like, "it's more addictive that heroine." Guess what? I quit. Cold turkey! I was totally addicted. Smoked more than a pack a day of Camel filters, but I did it. I quit quite a few years before I had my daughter, thank god. I am not acting holier than thou either. If you choose to smoke, do it, but realize that you are CHOOSING to smoke.
Having a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside of your body - Elizabeth Stone
Both active and passive smoking have adverse effects on people's health. I saw this happen to my nephew. His eczema just kept on coming back. Little did we know that it was caused by smoke whenever he is around his grandfather. Good thing that we stumbled upon the site: http://www.curechildeczema.com and learned about the 3 step approach in treating child eczema: diet, skin care, and allergen. My nephew never had breakouts since then.