How do you Tell People Not to Smoke in Your Home??

@buenavida (7794)
Sweden
April 2, 2007 7:23pm CST
Most of us don´t want people to smoke in our homes. What would be the most polite and still efficient way to make them go outside if they want to smoke?
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6 responses
• Australia
3 Apr 07
I cant beleive people smoke in your house!most people are polite enough to go outside.Do you smoke yourself? have you tried saying something to them politley....are they freinds that come over all the time or people you dont really know?If you dont feel comfortable saying something maybe put a sign up..not very attractive but you dont have many other choices.I am shocked that in todays day and age people would still light up in your house!That is very rude!
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@buenavida (7794)
• Sweden
3 Apr 07
No problem, nobody smokes in my house and I have never smoked myself. But I had this dilemma on a place where I worked once and put up a minor sign "Thank you for not smoking here" and it actually helped. Just thought it would be interesting to learn what different methods you all are using.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I just tell people flat out. I have two children with respiratory problems. This is a no-smoking zone. I am a smoker myself, and I go outside, so my guests can do the same.
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@una1129 (271)
• China
11 Apr 07
normally i don't mind people smoking in my home,but if there are so many people together in my home ,and they want to smoke,then i'll tell them"could you don't smoke ?" though it's the directly way,we're all friends,i think they'll don't mind.right?
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@buenavida (7794)
• Sweden
12 Apr 07
Ok, thanks everyone, I just wanted to know what methods you are using. There is nobody smoking in my house, and if somone did, I would ask them to go outside to do it. I am so happy that nobody of my friends don´t smoke but as I told you in the beginning, I had a problem at work many years ago. I just put a sign into the coffee table: Thank you for not smoking here. It really helped and as it was polite, nobody seemed to be angry for it.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
I would avoid asking them, if possible. If they light up inside I immediately direct them outside. Their bad manners justify a curt request.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
I sort of dont understand your question, Do you just let people come in and start smoking without asking? Are these friends, relatives? But anyway its your house and they should respect it. Tell them straight up, not to smoke inside, if they dont respect your rules then they shouldnt be allowed into your house.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
Be blunt. politeness will only be ignored. Just tell them "I don't allow smoking in my house! Either go outside, or don't smoke til you've left." Its your house, you can make any rules you want, and visitors are obligated to obey or not be welcome. Its the same as the shoes thing in many houses today, either they take them off at the door, or they don't come in.
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