I Grew Up In a Smoke-filled Home

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    My Dad My Dad constantly has a cigarette in

    his mouth. I'll visit them at the their house and dad wheezes his way into the kitchen after he wakes up to take his morning lung meds. Then after he's done he lights one of his Marlboros up and starts his day. All through the day the cigarettes are tapped out, stuck between his...
    MedicMaster MedicMaster
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2016

    I grew up with my mom

    and dad both chain smoking 24/7 and 90% of the time all the doors and windows closed so I grew up in a cloud of smoke. There were ashtrays, empty boxes and butts everywhere and it was so easy to steal them from mom so there was no doubt that I was going to follow in their...
    leighannmason leighannmason
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    Yeah both my parents smoked.

    My dad smoked two packs a day and my mom would smoke a pack a day. Everything that was white looked off white due to all the smoke.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    when I was growing up I didn't reflect too much

    on living in a smoke filled home. It's all I knew so it seemed normal to me. Besides, at the time (70s/80s) it was still common. Many of my peers lived in smoke filled homes and didn't give it a second thought. I stopped taking this for granted in the late 80s. I was in my...
    Cleancut Cleancut
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    My mom was a heavy smoker

    who constantly smoked around me at home and in the car (often with the windows closed). She left me with babysitters a lot and they were smokers as well. So no matter who was home, my mom or a babysitter, there was no escape! There would always be clouds of cigarette smoke in...
    Cleancut Cleancut
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    No Escape

    When you're a kid you have no choices, if yor parents smoke, you have to stay in the house with them and breathe that tainted air. Now I have ashma. I wasn't born with asthma, trust me. Who knows what other health problems I have or will one day have that can be connected to all...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2007

    My mom didn't just smoke,

    she was a smoker. She was constantly smoking and it was totally a part of her identity. She was quite a strict mother and just about every time she yelled at me or snapped out orders (or just talked to me normal) there was a lit cigarette in her hand or mouth. perhaps not...
    Cleancut Cleancut
    Feb 5, 2016
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