My ex and my husband were both raised in smoker homes - they both had health issues related to it.
I consider smoking in a confined space with children and elderly who cannot consent to the exposure (home, car, van, bus, church, wherever you want to put the scenario) on a continuous basis to be neglect and abuse.
There's no excuse for it except that some people are selfish and don't actually care about their children like they're supposed to. That offends some smokers - oh well. If a parent / step parent / grand parent can't make the right choices for the betterment of the child then someone else MUST do so. People just don't like being told that what they're doing is WRONG.
Oh well - it's WRONG. Grow up and get over it. Go outside. Too inconvenient? Then quit. Just don't pretend that your foul choices aren't harmful to others - we're not stupid.
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It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
What are you talking about? Do you want a kid to stay with a parent that does not care if the kid can breath or not? I specifically talked about an asthmaitc kid going to the hospital repeated with an asthma attack whose parents smoke, I have seen little kids come in wheezing so you could hear them accross the ER and they reeked of cigarette smoke. Think about Maslow, which is more important Oxygen or family relationships?
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