Call Me Crazy, but I Want to Breathe!!

United States
March 7, 2016 9:25pm CST
We have been invited to go to my husband's aunt's house to visit and celebrate her 60th birthday. Although I am more than happy to get the chance to visit with her, I also am reluctant to do so. She and her husband both smoke and I know that with a party there will be more people smoking too. I don't smoke. So rather than subject myself to sitting in a smoke filled room, I told my husband that we will not be going. Yup, call me crazy, but I want to breathe!
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@JolietJake (43496)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Mar 16
You could always show up with an air tank and a breathing mask and see what happens...
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• United States
8 Mar 16
Hey now that's something I never thought of! I guess my point would be taken seriously.
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@jstory07 (59922)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly That would be really cute and it might get people to think about the bad effects of smoking. Never mind it probably would not.
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• United States
8 Mar 16
@jstory07 they would probably think I am crazy and most likely confirm that fact with my husband. LOL!
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@DianneN (63151)
• United States
8 Mar 16
She can at least open windows or smoke outside. Smoke, and second hand smoke, is just awful. Have you told her how you feel? Would it make any difference? Ugh!
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• United States
8 Mar 16
I have told my husband, who does smoke as well, but he hasn't said anything. When we go to visit I sit in the living room to avoid the direct smoke, but even with the fans on it seems to choke me terribly. I will have to be honest with her though and let her know that I can't tolerate the smoke.
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@DianneN (63151)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly You should tell her.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
@DianneN I guess it would be better to be honest with her. I just don't know how to approach the subject.
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@MGjhaud (20823)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
i dont like it when people smokes nearby, i have weak lungs ever since thats why i dont smoke myself. but is there a smoke free zone in her house?
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• United States
8 Mar 16
There isn't anyplace in the home that isn't touched by smoke When we go to visit, I close our bedroom door to keep the smoke out.
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@MGjhaud (20823)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly oh too bad..
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@JudyEv (103952)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar 16
Smoking is virtually anti-social now in Australia. No-one would smoke indoors at a party now unless they happened to own the house and even then I think they would go outside rather than have people leave in droves.
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• United States
8 Mar 16
They do go outside when their grandchildren are there. They must think that because I am an adult and my lungs are fully formed that I am not bothered by the smoke.
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@Jessicalynnt (47937)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Mar 16
hubby smokes, but does not smoke in the house. I wouldnt have wanted him too, but he told me when we got together that he refuses to smoke inside.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
I have friends who have smoked for years and never have they smoked inside their home.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly he never has either, he said if the weather is too bad he will either do it anyways, or just not and suck it up
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• United States
9 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt my husband will smoke in the bathroom with the fan on. Even so, it doesn't suck out all of the smoke and when he opens the bathroom door what is left in the air goes into the rest of the house.
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@PainsOnSlate (19691)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
I don't blame you, too bad they don't have an outside party. No one that i know smokes in the house, if they must smoke, they step outside..
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• United States
9 Mar 16
It is too cold for an outdoor party.
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@Tampa_girl7 (22281)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I can't say that I blame you. I am not a smoker either and try to avoid it.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
I have stopped going to visit certain friends because of their smoking habit.
@jstory07 (59922)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Mar 16
I never go to parties if I know there is going to be smpking. Because I want to breath to.
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• United States
8 Mar 16
My cousin had parties all the time in her garage, which was heated. She required anyone that smoked, and that included herself, to go outside to smoke.
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@Corbin5 (85250)
• United States
8 Mar 16
A house full of smoke would cause me to cancel too.
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