how to save myself from second hand smoking?

United States
March 10, 2007 1:34pm CST
i share a room w/ my friend who smokes like a chimney. everytime she puffs her cigarettes, i usually cover myself up with my blanket. But sometimes if i am not yet sleeping, i find it hard to cover myself up from the smoke. i feel so helpless. i tried giving her some hints by smoking as well when i am w/ her and she's not smoking but it ends up that she'll join me and leave me w/ my finished stick. i am getting frustrated now.
4 responses
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
That's very disrespectful of her. If I were you, I would tape her habit that endangers your health regularly. keep this tape, if you ever got sick because of this, you will be able to sue her with the tape as your proof. No I'm serious it can be done, as long as you have the proof. Or maybe move out. maybe she does that so that you move out
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• United States
12 Mar 07
she cant move me out of the apartment. i technically take care of her. i cook for her, i clean the place, i manage her everything. argh! i just wish she would stop smoking when we're together.
• United States
10 Mar 07
so im kind of confused.. how would YOU smoking give her hints that you dont like her second hand smoke??
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• United States
11 Mar 07
*smiles* coz honestly speaking, she's a nurse and she knows very well about health and stuff like that. its just that her craving for the sticks makes her insensitive about her environment.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Your friend should have enough respect for you to not smoke in front of you. She should go outside or something. I smoke also and if anyone had a problem with it, I would respect them and move away from them.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
i know that. and she certainly knows that too. the thing is that this is her apartment, and i just share very minimal on rent and other utilities. I feel furious at times when i can't do nothing about it. Thanks for the comment.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
10 Mar 07
WHy don't you tell her you don't want to breath her smoke any more and shes not allowed to smoke inside the place. I also suggest moving out and finding non-smokers to live with if she wont comply. Your health is at stake and you have a right to a soke-free living space.
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