"Exposure to second-hand smoke Are we protecting our kids?"

February 28, 2007 3:44am CST
As a child, I remember riding in the back of a Pinto, without a seatbelt, and complaining to my mom that the smoke was burning my eyes. I can remember begging for her to roll down a window, and she would crack it about an inch. Although I realize that it is harmful for children and something they should not be exposed to, I turned out fine. I am a smoker, but I refuse to smoke in my house or in my car. My children don't normal see me smoke. We also do not sit in the smoking section of a restaurant.
2 responses
• Ireland
28 Feb 07
I never smoke near my children or my grandchildren. I am a smoker but I won't smoke in my own home unless I have two windows open to let the smoke pass through. If we have visitors and I need to smoke, I will go outside the house so as not to subject them to my smoke. I would love to give them up and hopefully I will manage to do it in the near future.
@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
second hand smoke according to some studies is more dangerous than the smoke that actually gets into the smokers body. every smoker must know his responsibility towards other people especially the children. if people can't stop smoking at least they should not jeopardize the health of other people trying to live a healthy life.