Do you smoke inside your house or allow someone else to?

United States
April 27, 2007 7:12am CST
I used to. I don't anymore. And I can't believe the difference. Now when I come back in from smoking...I can hardly stand the smell. Isn't that terrible? lol My mother smokes in her home and I'm telling ya that the walls are so yellow they look like they were painted that way. EVERYTHING is covered in yellow stuff. Her pictures, her fridge, her curtains and blinds...it's gross! Do you smoke inside your house? What are your feelings on it?
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• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I'm a smoker, have been since I started college. I still live with my parents, so I don't smoke in the house. It's not that I don't want them to find out, they already know that I smoke. I just don't want them to see me smoking even if they know about it. And I have about three younger siblings in my house, so I don't want them to see me smoking either. My mom is also a smoker When it's the school year, I stay at this dorm that's located near our school. The rules there are pretty much relaxed. There are lots of rules, but nobody follows them. I would often smoke there, but not inside my room, since the smell would tend to stick to everything. I would smoke outside the dorm, in open air.
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
About my Mom, i meant to say that she's also a smoker and she smokes at home, and doesn't seem to be bothered about us seeing her smoke. We don't really think about it that much, we've already gotten used to it. But she would often smoke far away from her children, so we wouldn't get the second-hand smoke or anything since it's very unhealty for other people.
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
No I don't and never smoke in my entire life. And I don't allow anyone to smoke inside my house for I have my kids to protect. When someone smoke in the neighborhood or in public places, I'm holding my breath till I'm far from that guy smoking. I dislikes people who is smoking for they're destroying their life, making it shorter.
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@mohit1123 (564)
• India
28 Apr 07
A big no. Since it is harmful to ur body and i have problem with smoke and pollution(Allergy) so it ITS SIMPLE if u wanna smoke go outside finish it and then come back.
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@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 07
Yes , I am smoking in my house. Best regards
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
Im a smoker, but I never smoke inside. I have seen what it has done to houses. It was puterid. I never smoke in the car either. It stinks and you can never get rid of the smell. I dont care if it snowing (not that it does here) but I will still go outside to have a smoke.
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@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 07
I never smoke. The only smoker in my house is my dad. And he never smoke inside, he always smoke on terrace or open-area. Maybe it because his habit. He can't smoke when there was not a lot of air. Congratulations to you, Stephanie5! You are free from smoking now. It hard to stop smoking, I understand that because I saw my dad trying and failed. If you able to stop smoking, you are great !
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@aciddrop (798)
28 Apr 07
OMG!all the stuff get yellow because of the smoke?your mother must be a heavy smoker!my dad smokes,but my mom and i never let him do it in rooms so he has to go to balcony or smokes outside.its really harmful to take in the smoke.and we just cant stand the smell.:)
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
28 Apr 07
The difference is incredible. No smoking period, for me. I cannot handle the smell, since I can tell from 5 feet away when someone has been smoking. Once you get free of the smokey environment, you discover how gross(your words) it really is. There is no way that I know of to cleanse a home that has been crudded up with smoke residue.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Hi Stephanie my husband smokes in our house and I hate it. I wouldnt mind but he smokes alot. And Ive tried telling him to please smoke outside but he says Ive been smoking in my house all my life and Im not going to stop now. But when we go over one of my familys house and they dont smoke he will smoke outside. I reall wish he would smoke outside. Your so lucky!
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
in china they do. In Australia it is a definite no-no. In fact, there is a law for it - no smoking in closed public spaces. Even before the law we used to have courtesy in smoking outside - many of my friends who smoke only smoke outside - whenever they want to smoke they will automatically just go outside and light up. It is common courtesy here.
@mwalidji (203)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
smoking inside or otside the house is fine for those smokers... but not not all of us are smokers... before smoking try to look if the person your with is a smoker or non smoker... it really sucks inhaling those poisonous air...
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
we dont allow people to smoke insede the house, and my brothers dont smoke here too.
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@kteja_86 (293)
• India
28 Apr 07
Nope,neither do i smoke in the house nor do i let anyone else do it.It really pollutes the air inside the entire house and i had to put on the AC for more than 3 hours to get rid of it.If i have to smoke,i go out and come in!
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@cute125 (101)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
I have no objection to people smoking if thats what they want to do. However i do not allow anyone to smoke in my home or in my car or in fact anywhere around me. I too have a right to breath clean air just like smokers have the right to breath polluted air. So to answer your question no one is allowed to smoke around me no matter where I am.
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• India
28 Apr 07
its depends upon the persons. in my case i cant think about iam smoking in front of my father and mother. i didnt smoke unitil now. i think smoking in front of them is a disobeiant. fist of all smoking is a bad habbit there is no use to say smoking infront of parnets. i feel ugly to responds to this topic. sorry for that dont think like that and dont smoke this is my hmuble request
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Being that neither I or my husband have ever smoked, we do not allow smoking in our home. It is important to us that our home remain smoke free at all times. Both of us are allergic to the smell and we do not like the way it makes the walls and furninture stain. We are fortunate that they people we know who smoke are considerate and go outdoors, but if they didn't, we would ask them to. Great topic!
@Hydale (206)
• China
28 Apr 07
Sometime, it is necessary to somke with supplier, customer,because they are all smoking, I should keep the good relationship with them, I need to enjoy what their hobby are. I am handly somke in my house and aslo forbidenn smoke for other people who visit my apartment,otherwise, my girlfriend will kill me, haha,I respect everybody who doesn't like smoke.
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Neither of us smoke, and we don't allow anyone to smoke in our house. DH and SS have asthma and it's so bad. We have a friend whose dad smoked like a chimney and his place was so disgusting! I can't imagine living like that. I get sick just being around a smoker because of how the smell gets in their hair and clothes.
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@tsledd (154)
• United States
28 Apr 07
My husband and I used to smoke alot, but we both have asthma so we got smart and quit. we have been smoke free now him 8 years me 12 or something like that.. Our home and our cars are smoke free.. It makes a huge difference.
@AJNAG13 (137)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
inside my room. but i open the window, and smoke beside it. but most of the time i smoke outside, like at the terrace or at the garage.. i don't want my curtains and my bed sheets smells like cig. hehehehe. PEACE!
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