Parents who smoke with their Children in the car

United States
September 27, 2006 5:34pm CST
Do you think it's okay for an adult to smoke with their kids in the car?
7 responses
@spikyarj (519)
• India
30 Sep 06
NEVER !!!!!!! they are giving a bad example to the students alongwith spoiling their health...
@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
30 Sep 06
second hand smoke can be lethal, so I dont think its ok for parents to smoke in the car or anywhere else near a child.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
30 Sep 06
No, I definitely don't think this is acceptable. It may be true that our parents' generation smoked around us when we were kids, but people at that time didn't have all the information we have now about smoking. I think parents who smoke with their children in the car are negligent, and just plain bad parents.
28 Sep 06
I don't think it's okay to smoke around a child at all! Most of us have to 'tolerate it' when someone is 'stressed' enough to light up at a bus stop and that's bad enough! If my stress relief is beating up smokers at bus stops, despite how it's bad for their health, and my own! Can I get away with it?! :P
@Dargo80 (10)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 06
I agree with bhchy1. It's like the parent said to their children "Lets die early with daddy and mommy". They should make a rule where parents will be jailed if they smoke with their children in the car.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
27 Sep 06
no I dont think it is ok, but my hubby does when he is with us,the window is down but i know it is still bad.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
27 Sep 06
Heavens no! You may as well be haveing them smoking it themselves..If parents must smoke..do it outside away from your kids..Not ony does second hand smoke cause cancer, but it also createa a lot of respitory problems for young children...they will have a lifetime of breathing problems, allergies, ear infections etc..for being so close to teh smoke with no ventilation.