Do you or people who come to see you smoke in your house?

@jugsjugs (13046)
April 1, 2010 8:10pm CST
I have recently stopped smoking and i went to see a friend today and i could smell the smoke in her house from her having a smoke,where as i never used to smell it when i used to smoke in my house.Now if people want a smoke they get to smoke outside rather than indoors as i am going to start decorating and do not want yellow ceilings from the cigarrette.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I am a smoker. When I go to somebody's house that doesn't smoke, I always go outside, even if they say it is ok. I figure they do not deserve to clean it up! Congrats on quitting and happy decorating!
@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I did quit,but i am now smoking again,but only until my injections turn up as y skin is soo sore as stress and stopping smoking made my skin problem get alot worse,so i will try again as i did notice my health was alot better.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Good Luck to you! I hope you feel better soon!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
2 Apr 10
HI Jugs, I just quit too and I'm still struggling with it but that isn't the reason why no one smokes in my home. The smoke really, really bothers my daughter. I used to smoke in my old apartment when my daughter wasn't around but she complained that she could smell it anyway and so I just stopped it even when she wasn't home. It helped me to cut back. The cleanup of the ceiling and walls etc is unbelievable when you smoke in your home and when a person that doesn't smoke comes in, it just smells horrible. My friends are really good about going outside. Starting today we are not even to smoke outside the buildings. We can go to the parking lot so I'm curious to see how this plays out. That was a major reason why I quit. I don't want to run to the parking lot each time I want a butt.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I am sorry to say i am smoking again,but only until the injections turn up for my skin that has got really bad and sore.With the injections in my system then there will be no trouble with my skin so i will give up totally as i found that even for that short period of time my other health problems were getting alot better.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I so so understand your struggle. I have cheated some here and there myself. It's really hard, isn't it? You'll get it, Jugs. Just syke yourself up again and start over. I did end up getting the patch and it does help take the edge off. I think the key is to not give up when you cheat and then start right back in smoking full time. I go right back into quit mode. The level of nicotine that I've been putting into my body for the past 40+ yrs is getting lower and lower so I'm sure ( or I hope) if I stick to it that eventually I'll succeed.
• United States
2 Apr 10
My house is a NO SMOKING house because I have Asthma and Allergies and I have a cat who also has Allergies, so if anyone has to smoke, they better take it outside.
@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I agree with you as i have found that with me aswell as other people not smoking in my house there is not that stale smell of smoke and i also notice the smell of smoking on a person.
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I don't smoke and don't like to have people who smoke in my house. I think its rude for people who smoke to still try and want to smoke at a place they know is a non smoking place.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I agree with you there but there are still people that do smoke no matter where.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
2 Apr 10
If people smoke, they do so outside of my house. I'm allergic and if someone smokes in my house, I could become really ill. I also don't enjoy my house smelling of smoke. I think the smell is foul.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
My friends aswell as my husbands friends are very good and they do all go outside to smoke aswell as ask where they can put it out.My house smells soo much fresher aswell as when i get up i do not smell stale smoke.
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
2 Apr 10
None of my close family or friends smokes so this hasn't really been an issue for me, thankfully. However, I think it's great that you've stopped smoking because I've heard the horrible effects it can have on the body. I also know what you mean about the yellowed ceilings and walls from smoking. A year ago when my husband and I were house hunting, we looked at a really small and cute house, but a smoker had lived there. You could see where pictures had been hung at one point because the walls were a deeper color everywhere except for where the pictures had been hanging at one time. It was really disgusting to be honest with you. We walked in the house and could hardly stand to look at it. The sad part was that we probably really would've liked the house otherwise! It's just so hard to sell a car or house or pretty much anything else from a smoker. I also have asthma, so I can't be around smoke - my lungs constrict, and I have a hard time breathing. It's scary! Anyway, I will never have anyone smoking in my house. That is against my rules for obvious health reasons. They can smoke outside just like you friends do now that you've stopped smoking! It's definitely worth it to stop smoking for all the things it can ruin. Again, I think it's so great that you've stopped smoking. You've added years to your life be doing so! Keep up the good work!
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• China
5 Apr 10
Yes,i agree with u very much.So if we want to keep a good health we must stay away with smoking.!
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
I hate people who smoke...especially in my own house..If there is a thick face person who smoke inside my house, I would pretend to be coughing and then I will swing my hand softly to clear the poluted air...It has been working well until now..I really don't want to make further action.
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Apr 10
Hi Jugs, Smoking is no-no at home. I am not smoking but my my husband does. he smokes outside the house. my friends and relatives or whoever visits us really smoke outside. no need for me to tell them. they are aware that smoking is unacceptable but since they are into it and i understand so they have it outside.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I am a person who does not like to smoke in my daily life,which can be good to my health. So if go to my friends, or they come to visit me, I think all of us will choose not to smoke,which can be a better choice for us all.
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@youless (85252)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Apr 10
Most of our friends and relatives don't smoke. So we are lucky. We don't even have a ashtray in our house. Perhaps people realize that it is harmful to smoke. And it is worse to let people suffer second hand smoking. I love China
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
2 Apr 10
First of all, congrats to you for not smoking anymore. My house has always been a NO SMOKING zone. Before my mom didn't really mind when people smoked outside of our house but after my brother and I got bronchitis due to second hand smoke she put her foot down and no one was allowed to smoke anywhere near the house. But you do have a point, it is really easy for a non smoker to tell, be it in a house or the lingering smell on a person's clothes. It's hard to miss.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
2 Apr 10
Hi jugsjugs, I agree with you, I don't have people smoking in my house either. Many years ago when I smoked myself I didn't notice it but I no longer have people smoking here and I see a lot of difference. Blessings.
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@GardenGerty (88907)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Apr 10
Good for your new life, and I am sure it will help your health, as well as your pocketbook. No one smokes in my house, and maybe only one or two ever smoke in my yard. It is great when you regain your sense of smell, but as you can tell, you can smell everyone else's habits.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
no smoking, no cough, no cancer, no need to go to hospital for treatment and the most important is make other people health. No one smokes in my house, i'm happy for that. My friends and neighbors always respect my family by not smoking in my house.
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I don't smoke and don't allow people to smoke in my home, I can handle cats, but not smoke.
@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I have noticed that my house smells better now all the smoking is taken outside so no matter what that will remain the same.
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@Hatley (154941)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Apr 10
hi jugsjugs congratulations as smoking is so bad for people. I always wished my hubby would quit, but he just could not seem to do it, and that killed him. three heart attacks and they had warned him that his three packs a day would lead to heart trouble. so I am always so glad when any of my friends who have smoked quit,its just so great. I have heard other people say they could smell smoke after they had quit. I remember how yellowed my draperies would get, and how many times I hAd to have them dry cleaned and still it never quite came out. Good for you jugsjugs.
@jugsjugs (13046)
9 Apr 10
I had quit for three weeks and i have had a whole week of stress and today i have had a whole day where i have smoked as things like pain aswell as the stress has won and soo i have taken to smoking again until i get my jabs and that is on Tuesday when i will try again to stop.
@greyz7 (861)
• Philippines
15 May 10
for me it isnt good to smoke indoors because there isnt much ventilation and for people who dont smoke, they would really not like the smell.. especially when tehre are little kids and old people inside the house
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
2 May 10
WE now smoke outside and all our visitors do too!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
26 Apr 10
I hate that. My husband used to go outside to smoke when we separated he smoked inside and now that we are back together he still does it and it irritates me no end.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I do not allow smoking in my house. I do not smoke and I do not allow it in my house or car. I have problems with the smoke, health problems, and most people respect my wishes.
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
9 Apr 10
nope no one is allow to smoke in our house, my wife even make me outside and smoke too. the only time i might be allow to smoke in the house is winter time. even still some days she tells me then stop smoking then you dont have to be cold