DO you let children see you smoke or drink??

Philippines
January 21, 2007 9:47am CST
do you think it's okay if children see you smoke? are you not afraid these little ones will follow what you are doing?
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• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
First of all I dont smoke and I also dont even drink. But if I do these kind of things I wont never do in front of my child because he can try that in fun too.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
you have no vices..that's nice to hear.
@654077 (116)
• India
24 Jan 07
no its not okay because if children see u like this then there may be possibility that they r not afraid to do like drinking & smokink like u.it left bad impression on children's mind.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
that is what i fear too. young ones consider the adults as their models so there is great risk that they will do exactly what they see the adults are doing.
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• China
24 Jan 07
I do not smoke and drink! I do think it is harmful for child to smoke
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
thanks for that thomas...
@blueman (16516)
• India
24 Jan 07
depends on what kind of children and their brought up environment, if they are teached to respect their elders then i do not think they would think of trying it for themselves.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
thanks blueman.
21 Jan 07
hi cuddleme. i don't think it is too bad if your kids know you smoke but think you should smoke away from them as not to harm them from passive smoking. when the kids are out with friends there is going to be peer pressure to smoke and they will make their own choice i think!
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
thanks monkeynuts.. yes it's really up to the kids whether to give in or not to pressures coming from friends telling them to give smoking a try.
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@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
24 Jan 07
I am not a parent yet, nor am I a smoker, but I do enjoy drinking. Whenever I have my own kids, I think I'll be more careful when it comes to my drinking rate. We need to give the best examples to kids so that they can grow up in a balanced way and I believe that the parents who don't avoid those vices in front of their kids are simply uneducating them by doing that.
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@cap_leo18 (357)
• India
23 Jan 07
no its not ok children to see smoking
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• India
23 Jan 07
no not at all i wont allow childresn to see me smoke offcourse they will take it as a compuslroy thing to do when they are grown up...a strict no to this
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@asad398 (110)
• Bangladesh
23 Jan 07
how can u not let them see...u dont smoke in front of them ....they go out som1 else will
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My children never seen me smoke or drink because i never did. But my husband smokes , and he did smoke in front of the kids, and there was never a problem with it. My children dont smoke.
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
21 Jan 07
My mom and dad both smoke, and they did it infromt of us kids (3 of us) and only I started smoking so I guess it can go either way, I have friends who are smokers and they were never exposed to it at home...
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@flickz (627)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
i think is not good for kidz.. with this..th kid can try to smoke and drink.. so father and brother must take one place to smoke for their kidz
• India
27 Jan 07
I am not married so don't have children but definitely would not smoke even in front of my parents or siblings
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
thanks for the response vikash.
@hariharbhat (1314)
• India
25 Jan 07
Everyone will have good and bad habits with them.And it is natural that no one likes the dependants to know that they have such weaknesses. I did not hear anyone sitting with their child and smoke or drink but there are people who ignore the bad habits of their children when they come to know of it. And it is not advisable to sit with children and do the bad habits. The children will have some hidden fears about their parents irrespective of the qualities of the parents. Hence an atmosphere should not be created for the children to feel free when they do some unwanted acts.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
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thanks for your response hariharbhat.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
I personally do not smoke so that one is not a concern, really I do not drink very often either so really that does not create a huge problem. My parents never drank infront of me growing up I do not think there was even any in the house to tell you the truth. My dad did smoke when I was younger and had no problem doing it where ever he wanted. He quit though probably when I was around 7-8.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
thats great carmat.my father has no vices either. he does not smoke nor drink. (of course he drinks a little during occasions but he has never gone drunk)
@Vicky86 (243)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i don't think at all this is healthy for children to see us adults smoke and drink, because kids love to copy us, that is a fact. you can't expect your child to be "good", if you are giving a bad example and doing the exact opposit. ciao vicky
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
thanks vicky. you are true. kids follow us by our examples.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Well, we do set an example of our behavior to our children. So odds are, if they see us drink and smoke, most of them will too.
@myfriendz (1226)
• India
24 Jan 07
tropical season - bright tropical sun shine enjoy ur summer
i think u should quit smoking and boozing if u have kids because it has a very bad effect on child mind
• India
24 Jan 07
It is not right to smoke and drink before the children. Because they learn from us.
• India
24 Jan 07
no,and why we should after all we know that these things are bad for body then why not we keep it away from children