I Believe Smoking Around Children Is Child Abuse

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    I'll Take It Farther...

    I think smoking around humans is abusive, for that matter I don't think people should smoke around anything alive, be it animal or vegetable.  I just don't understand why a person would want to deprive themselves of one of the most fundamental things to living(air) either!
    loveall4ever loveall4ever
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    Second Hand For Children And Adults

    Second hand smoke, i have been a victim of second hand smoke since around the age of 1. I have learned to get used to it. I do get bronchitis almost every single year from December - Febuary. Second hand smoke can easily give a child cancer easier than to give the smoker...
    Dawn1105 Dawn1105
    1 Response Nov 14, 2009

    Should Be Illegal.

    Parents smoking in the house are absolutely terrible. Smoking in the car = terrible. Smoking around anyone else who isnt a smoker is terrible. Have some respect for smart people!! Its super annoying if people smoke in non-smoking area, and i just think smokers should have respect...
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2009

    Pushing A Stroller And Smoking A Cigarettes Is A No No

    My 1st cousin has a sweet baby girl named Sydney. When she needs a ride anywhere she strapped Sydney into the car seat jumps into the car and lights up with her daughter in the back GEEZ!!!! Also it's very trashy to push your baby outside and smoke.
    Qmomma206 Qmomma206
    1 Response Nov 10, 2012

    Think It Is Also

    i feel if you smoke and you may be or even think youare going to have a baby it is also abuse
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jun 10, 2011

    They Did Not Ask.

    To be pumped full of cancer!  When my baby brother was born I almost had a heart attack, they were all smoking around him!  My dad would hold my baby sister with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.  Then they would ride around in the summer, in a van with no air...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 6, 2009


    I know that even I, as an adult who used to smoke, hate being around cigarette smoke. It gives me a headache, burns my eyes and lungs, and if it's strong enough, it takes my breath away and I'll actually start to experience athsma-like symptoms, like wheezing and gasping. It's...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 24, 2010

    Smh it's abuse to every human being

    that doesn't smoke. Every time I smell it or I'm around it, my sinuses act up😒 I dislike smokers with a passion.
    jordinv jordinv
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2014

    Lung Cancer!!!!!!!!

    Its like ruining a child's life right then and there. Not that if you do it once its gonna kill them, but I would never do it around my kids. But I mean if you're smoking, you probably don't have that good of judgement anyways
    marimommy marimommy
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2011

    It's Not Fair!

    Smoking around them is terrible.  Most kids are too young to even say anything.  I hear that actually smoking is better then breathing in the second hand smoke.  They have filters for the smoker no the people around them.  And children are even more...
    DreamingOutLoud DreamingOutLoud
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2009

    I Know It Is.

    I know that smoking around children is a form of child abuse. I know from personal experience. Not only did my mom smoke while she was pregnant with me, but she & others smoked around me constantly as a child. As a result, I have smoking related breathing problems, even though...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010

    Too Stupid to Parent

    Anyone ignorant enough in this day and age to smoke around their kids deserves to be slapped with a child abuse case and have their kids taken from the home. 
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling
    31-35, M
    15 Responses Jul 13, 2009

    Smoking Around

    Abuse or not abuse; I dislike smoking around children or pregnant women.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    9 Responses May 9, 2011

    My mom smoked while I was in the car with her.

    I would beg her to stop. She would say I'm almost done. I would hold my breath and breathe only when I couldn't hold it any longer. Now I suffer from asthma.
    CatWithScars CatWithScars
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    With All We Know

    about second hand smoke, I think that only the most selfish and heartless people would smoke around a child.
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    Even If You Smoke Around Your Kids - Dont Smoke Around Mine!

    Second/Third hand smoke effects children more negatively than adults becaue their bodies are still developing and because thei inhale higher consentrations onf the toxins because they have a faster breathing rate than adults.  Mothers who smoke when pregnant risk learning...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    Irresponsible & Thoughtless Human Beings Do

    people not understand how YOUNG a kid's health, body, and endurance are? When you have something as harmful as smoke (second hand) around kids, shouldn't a common sense alarm go off in your head to stay away? It's so unfair becuase kids don't have a voice. They don't get to...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013
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