Secondhand smoking

@beeh13u (1040)
Philippines
November 4, 2010 8:37pm CST
We have a balcony and it is where my father smokes. It enters our living room then spreads throughout the whole house. It takes 10 minutes for the smell to dissolve even if the windows are open. The smoke from his cigar is very irritating to our throat and we can't breathe because of the stench. I get sore throats every 2 months because of it. My father is aware of this and he doesn't care. I thought health was his priority. He is killing us as he is also killing himself. So smokers out there, consider the lungs of younger people. It may be pleasurable to you but not to us.
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
5 Nov 10
I used to have two smokers in the house, one of them being my father while the other is my brother who had since quit the habit. Though both of them don't smoke together in the house, but the smoke on their clothes is enough to stink the room whenever my brother comes home. He does not smoke at home but god knows how heavily he smokes when he's out there. It's even worse than my father smoking at home by the kitchen window.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
When my father touched my shoulder, the smell sticked to my shirt. Urgh! I have to change my shirt because I don't want it to follow me around. I really hate it. Especially when he enters our room even for less than a minute. The smell lingers for about 5 minutes. I have to open the window so that I'll get fresh air.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 10
Who ses anything about banning cars. The point is there are other lethal substances out there bulging out in the open. The irritable and harmless secondhand smoking should be the least of your worries.
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@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
I really hate irresponsible smokers. And what I hate the most are those who smoke inside public transportation vehicles. I know there is already a law against this in our country, but implementation sucks! But disregarding the law, people must take into consideration others around them. A public place is for the public and not for one person alone. If he wants to kill himself slowly through smoking, don't drag others into it. And what's worst, second-hand smoking is deadlier. If these smokers are too eccentric and won't budge a bit, the government's our last hope, they should strictly implement the law against these irresponsible smokers.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
Yeah. That's why the country is poor for not following instructions or obeying the law. I thought it's not allowed to smoke in public anymore. If someone is caught, I think it's a P10,000 fine. But I saw a man smoking in public once. Worse is that he was talking and laughing with a policeman.
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
What?! now this is what you call law. :lol: I guess the policeman doesn't know anything. I bet this policeman you saw is some fat guy with a flabby stomach.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
The typical image of a policeman. LOL. They are depicted as alligators right? Or crocodiles?
• United States
5 Nov 10
Perhaps it is not so much that he does not care, but smoking is an addiction, one that you simply can stop instantly. Especially if he has been smoking for quite sometime. He can be a bit more considerate though and perhaps not smoke so close to the home.
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
He smoked since he was 12. He is 57 I think. He is really addicted to it. But he keeps on complaining about being dizzy and having a high blood pressure. Of course dad! You have low oxygen supply because of the smoke you are inhaling and nicotine increases the heart rate. Man! I am so angry. I am so angry about it. I am a nurse and I know what those things can do. He doesn't want to believe me. He forced me to study nursing and he doesn't believe a word I say.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
Hi beeh13u.. My boyfriend does smoke too. I am a nurse too, I have been explaining to him the disadvantages of smoking, for ages. I cant believe it when smokers don't want to quit. They succumb into smoking more and more each day. As a nurse, we should help them to really realize and make them quit smoking.. I'll let you know if i'd be able to refrain my boyfriend from smoking. As of now, he's hiding from me, every time he smokes and i cant smell any nicotine anymore on him. That might be a sign that he's smoking less or he's just doing something too much. regardless, i'll let you know. or can we make some sort of fan page here against smokers? :-) peace to all smokers out there..
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
My friend's girlfriend doesn't allow him to smoke too. But I know how my friend hides the stench of nicotine. He brings extra shirt with him or pours a lot of perfume on his shirt. He even has his own hand sanitizer. But he has controlled that habit. Before, he can consume 2 packs in one day. But now, I think only 2 sticks can make his day happy. Hope you'll have a smoke-free day!
16 Nov 10
Well said. Smoking harms you in several ways --it drains your health --drains your pocket --destroys your breath --deadens your defense cells --damages your lungs --disorganizes your DnA --drags the mucus down your lungs --diminishes your chance of having children --deliver deadly shots to your unborn baby --drives non-smokers far from you --draws you with so much pull that you'll go for it first thing in the morning --depletes the oxygen available under your gums --depleted oxygen favors gum-destroying (anaerobic)destroying organisms --drives you closer to having oral cancer --and much more!!!!
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
That's right! What else can a smoker defend from what you posted.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
5 Nov 10
There was one time when I was traveling on a train with a young man sitting next to me who kept smoking all the time. I could not suffer from it and told him to stop smoking, but what made it even worse, he spilt his smoke at me drving me crazy. He was such an impolite man and I was so unfortunate to sit next to him on the train. From then on I would try not to be with someone smoking in public if I could leave the place where second-hand smoke damages our health. Thank you so much for your discussion. Take care.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
How rude of that man! I hope you reported him to someone from the train. I didn't know you can smoke inside the train, can you? There's no train here in my country that's why I'm curious. I always bring my own handkerchief. I don't like to smell smoke from cars too. Hope you have a smoke-free day!
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
I am an Asthmatic person and this definitely is a harmful issue. For people who have sensitive lungs, second hand smoking can be really a defining factor to your health. IF your close friend or family member tends to smoke. It may be best to advice them to take it easy and have them smoke when you are not around. This may also be a good advice for them as well since it would be beneficial for them to stop or limit smoking. Just an advice to those asthmatic people.
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
My sister is asthmatic too. But her condition is mild. I am more worried with my other sister who has patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). It is a congenital heart defect that leads to low oxygen distribution to her body. Every time she inhales the smoke, meaning CO2, very few O2 gets to her lungs that's why she gets dizzy. Poor sister.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
I know this issue. And in fact, my teachers said that secondhand smoking is more dangerous than people who really smoke a lot. There are still a lot of smokers worldwide, that's why we cannot control them. It's already a part of their life. But they too must have consideration to other people. They should do it in the proper time and at the right place, to avoid risking another person's life.
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
You are right my friend. There should be a place where all smokers can smoke freely. My sister is asthmatic but my father is inconsiderate. I really hate the addiction.
5 Nov 10
I don't smoke myself and hate it when others blow smoke near me because the smell is horrible and its obviously bad for you. My dad smokes but my mum makes him go outside when its in their house because of her health and illnesses. At ours we make him go outside but as he does at his own house sometimes... he leaves the door open and lets the smoke come in and wonders why we are mad when he lets the house small of smoke.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
At least you can get mad at him. We have to hide our anger because he'll get angry too and it's scary how he gets mad. Dad thinks that going outside the house wont let us smell the stench. But we still can. I get so dizzy since I am anemic. I need oxygen! Not carbon dioxide!
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
Agree!! And I'm so sorry to hear that. But i guess you can keep on supporting your father to quit smoking by telling him over and over, nicely, about the bad effects of his habit.
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
Yeah. My mom keeps on reminding him that he still has to take care of my younger sister. Dad promised not to go away even if one of us still hasn't finish college. He thinks he's still healthy though. That's why he thinks he still have the life to smoke. But he has a heart problem now. He is denying that it's linked to smoking. But it does!
• United States
5 Nov 10
I hate second smoking as well. About three years ago my dad finally quit smoking not because he wanted to but because of his health. He was getting sick because of smoking and it was either his life or to stop smoking. Smokers are not scared of their health until it has happened to them like my dad. The smell of smoke stinks horribly! :( Sorry to hear, hope he quits sometime soon!!
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@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
They'll realize it when the time they get sick. I hate it. It needs a life-threatening situation for the habit to stop. I hope that my dad will quit because he realizes it's bad. But I think he'll stop if it'll make him sick. He is sick now. His heart is getting worse. But he thinks it's not related to his smoking. But it does! It makes the arteries hard that's why blood can't be delivered sufficiently to the entire body.