Do you allow smoking in your house??

cigarettes - do you allow smoking in your home?
@shymurl (2767)
United States
November 15, 2008 9:44am CST
My husband is the only one that smokes. He has always smoked in the house. Our baby has breathing problems sometimes and yet he still refuses to smoke outside. I don't know what else to tell him. All my friends that come over have the respect to go outside. I had cleaned the walls one day and couldn't believe the smoke build-up that was on them. So do you allow smoking in your home???
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@gemini_rose (16192)
16 Nov 08
No, both my hubby and I smoke but we do not smoke in the house. It is not fair on the children that they have to breathe in our smoke. Also like you I do not like the tar staining on the walls and so we go outside. Of course when it is winter we are both reluctant to go outside so the one good thing is that we dont smoke much. Actually I will let you into a secret, I am going to quit tomorrow!
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@shymurl (2767)
• United States
16 Nov 08
thats awesome and good luck to you. Thank you for responding.
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
15 Nov 08
What I would do if this was my husband is wait until he takes a nap and as soon as he drifts off to sleep grab a pillow and hold it over his face and when I think he's had enough pull the pillow away and as he is catching his breath tell him that's how I and the baby feel when he lights up.
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
15 Nov 08
lol... That is how it is done!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Smokers and non smokers have been fighting for their rights for years. I do not allow smoking in my house. None of us smoke so if a person who visits is a smoker they can do it outside. The probelm is they still reek of smoke even after they come back in. I really dont know what to tell you about your husband. I doubt anything will change him unless he develops a lung problem. Or (God forbid) the baby gets really ill and has to be put in the hospiatl. Good luck to you!!
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• United States
15 Nov 08
Any smoker who wants to quit, all they have to do is go to the Dr. The Dr. told my grandmother, she could keep smoking and live 6 months to a year. Or she could quit and not have a clock on her head. She quit and lived about 5 more years.
• India
15 Nov 08
I also smoke i can not smoke in the house because my family
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• United States
15 Nov 08
I used to smoke. I think not smoking in the house is a good thing. even in my bachelor pad we had a room, just for smoking. When we moved you could tell the difference on the walls. They were yellowish compared to the rest of the condo.
@takezero (48)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Smoking in the house is absolutely unacceptable. I am living in a college dormitory where one of my roommates smokes. We have to ask him out every time he attempts to smoke inside. I am very sorry that your husband refuses to smoke outside your house. If you cannot make your husband accept your advice, at least you should leave the windows open and keep your baby away from your husband when he smokes.
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@lilcee (2703)
• United States
16 Nov 08
No one in my family smokes and none of my friends smoke. I don't have many people who visit so I don't usually have that problem. But if someone should come to my house who smokes, I would not allow them to smoke in my house. I think it's a nasty habit and I don't like the smell. It leaves odor on clothes and furniture and I do not want that in my house.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
honestly yes. Because Im a smoker too.. But Im on my way to stopping it. By then, I would definitely restrict smoking in our house. Regarding your husband, you must tell him the negative effects of smoking not to HIMSELF, but to your child .If you need to tell him everyday, every hour, or even every minute, please do so. Until He stops!
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• China
16 Nov 08
un...I come from china,maybe my English is not good. This is a good qustion for us . Iam a teen,I am also a no-smoker . I dislike soking ,because it is bad for our health,and i cant stand it's smell.In my house ,myfather is the only one that smokes.He has always smoked in the house .But now ,i persuade him not to smoke .So now he dosen't smoke.i am so happy.I think the best way is pursude him not to smoke anymore.
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@sahed159 (369)
16 Nov 08
noooooooooo! I don't smoke at all,
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• India
16 Nov 08
well... i dont smoke. so i prefer people not smoking inside my house. but still, there may be situations where you can not ask your guests not to smoke inside the house, as they might interpret as you being arrogant. for your information, recently, india joined in the countries where smoking in public is banned and punishable... cheers!!!
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@pooh08 (671)
• Vietnam
16 Nov 08
No, I don't allow smoking in my house. If your husband smoke inside, I think you should advice he about your children's healthy. My father always smoke in my house and I always warn him but he still smoke. Sometimes I don't deign to warn him. I ignore him.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
15 Nov 08
My husband does not smoke in the house my daughter has allergies to it but my doctor told us even though he does not smoke in the house the smoke gets on his clothes and in his skin and he still brings it into the house anyways. It is really hard to get the smell of smoke out of ahouse the walls the carpets the curtains you would have to deep clean all of them every day.
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@pumpkinjam (6860)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 08
That is so selfish. My parents used to smoke inside around us when we were kids but we didn't know any better then. Now, no one is allowed to smoke in my house. The only smoker is my partner and he always goes outside even if he's the only one at home. It is bad enough to smoke around children but to be that thoughtless and continue to smoke around a baby with breathing problems is just unthinkable. Does he realise that he will make the problems worse? Perhaps you could try to inform him of the potential dangers of him smoking around the baby.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
15 Nov 08
whats messed up is the doctor had told him it was not good to be smoking around the baby. thank you for responding.
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• United Kingdom
16 Nov 08
In that case, you should tell him that you are putting the baby's health first and will expect that, if he insists on smoking in the house then he can find another house in which to smoke because it is not fair on your baby. Does he not understand the seriousness? Does he realise that he could kill his own baby?
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 08
I hate someone smoking in my house. My boyfriend is a smoker too,but I always warn him to smoke outside of the house. We cannot stop someone to smoke but we can stop them to let us be the second hand smokers. Do you agree with me? Lol. I think if you don't like your husband to smoke in the house,you should warn him sternly for the sake of your baby's health.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
16 Nov 08
i agree. thank you for commenting.
• United States
16 Nov 08
Do you think your husband doesn't know or doesn't believe that the smoke is harming the baby (even without having breathing problems, but especially with them)? Or do you think he knows/believes but doesn't care? Would it help if it came from a doctor or one of his friends? Sometimes we are just stubborn when our spouse tries to tell us something to do. But the baby ought to come first. The baby needs no smoke in the house, period. Did your husband see what was built up on the walls?
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
16 Nov 08
He watched me clean the walls so he knows and the doctor did tell him too. many times. thank you for responding. I will keep trying
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Your husband should be a little more considerate, especially because of the baby. Why don't he smoke in the garage or in the basement? Sometime men have the IT'S MY HOUSE AND I WILL DO WHAT I WANT TO DO IN IT, mentally. He needs to come to the realization that it is not good for the baby and find another venue to smoke.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
15 Nov 08
no basement and no garage. That is how he feels too. thank you for responding.
@daceyp (327)
17 Nov 08
as me and my partner do smoke we do smoke in the house.but we always have a door or window open and if the kids have a bad chest we dont smoke indoors when the kids are downstairs
• United States
17 Nov 08
There is no smoking allowed in my home. We have a three year old in out home that has had breathing problems. Smokers smoke outside.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
16 Nov 08
I don't someone smoking in the house. In my family, my fater doesn't smoking. It annoyed me a lot when someone smoke in the public.
@Vivianh (331)
• China
16 Nov 08
I hope not but I think I won't say that,actually it rarely happened .