I Hate 2nd Hand Smoke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 573 People

    Emphysema

    When I was 15, I was fortunate enough to go the local Medical School for an evening of looking at two cadavers the med students were finished with.  One of the people was a lady who died of emphysema.  I got to hold her lung.  It was thin, black and smelled of...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    So my mom and all her friends smoke

    and my dad's coworkers smoke too. I'm always stuck around them. When I need air to play my clarinet, I don't have it. In pe we have to do a mile and a half, I just don't have the air for it, I feel like passing out. Or even the air anytime to even move. I am constantly...
    ToukaKirishima ToukaKirishima
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 8
    kuronekko kuronekko
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 10

    Whenever I can I WILL tell people to NOT smoke

    in my presence because I feel it is an act of agression. PERIOD. The statistics are frightning. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/health_effects/
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jan 9

    I just do because its gross

    and smells nasty sometimes it goes to my nose and mouth and all i think is i want to throw up and get all dizzy and anxious , blah !!! I just think that people should quit smoking and stop second hand smoke .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 9

    :(

    I have friends that smoke but they are respectful smokers and do not blow it on me. I am asthmatic plus I do not like my hair to smell like cigarettes so no I do not like second hand smoke. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 26, 2010

    People refuse to quit smoking

    because it "doesn't do them any harm". (Which is an obvious lie) But they don't consider what they're doing to the people around them...
    Quietec Quietec
    13-15, F
    Jan 10

    Ever experienced riding in a public vehicle

    and sitting beside the driver when he suddenly decides to smoke even thought there is a sticker in his windshield that says "NO SMOKING". Can't he read? or he just don't really get that there are lot of people who hate having to inhale smoke from cigarettes.
    YinYang09 YinYang09
    18-21, M
    Jan 10

    My parents are Arab,

    so you already know my whole house smells like smoke. As I got older, it got worse for me to inhale the fumes, it's so fvcking disgusting but I mean, I can't tell my parents what to do.
    PierceTheMarua PierceTheMarua
    13-15, F
    Jan 10

    The instant second hand smoke goes into my

    lungs I stop inhaling. I take shorter breaths. It's suffocating. I hate, hate, hate it! I wish people who smoke were more polite about it. People at work abuse the smoking rules. Open the bay door and all the smoke gets sucked back inside. I end up breathing it in so here I...
    AlisynWonderland AlisynWonderland
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    Cough Cough.

    It's bad enough smokers INTENTIONALLY poison their lungs at their own will, but do ya have to kill the rest of us? BABIES CAN DIE JUST SO YOU KNOW! And babies dying is just plain sick and wrong. And yes, smokers, you have been the cause of infant deaths. If you wanna...
    peacenik peacenik
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2007

    It's Not Right

    What is the point for me not being smoking if every where around me I get smoke blown into my face? You try as hard as you can to have a healthy living be careful of what you’re eating, but then you realise you have asthma and all sort of disease because all your siblings...
    amarilys amarilys
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2010

    I hate smoking in general.

    It smells gross.
    Mariahehe Mariahehe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    I Don't Think So!

    First off I hate cigarettes! The worst thing someone can do is to come by me with a cancer stick I will politely tell you to beat it! get the hell away from me I start waving the smoke away from me franticly  I want no parts of your cigarette. Some people take...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    Someone I work with smokes what my

    now dead grandmother smoked and he sits right next to me everyday... I hate this smell!
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    Care If I Die?

    'Mind if I smoke?" "Care if I die?"     At that time the anti-smoking Groups decided humour might work...I thought it was pretty funny.
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Oct 3, 2007

    NON SMOKERS ARE ALWAYS VICTIMS.

    .. I travel a lot for work and often take trains or subways. As soon as all the commuters get off the train they start puffing , merrily, away and they don't care that non smokers behind them are "forced" against their will, to inhale smoke they never wanted to inhale. In...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 12

    I Don't Want To Inhale Your Cigarette!

    It's gross and harms ME! Would YOU want ME doing something that hurts YOU? It's bad enough knowing I have to breathe the same air as you! At least try to keep it clean! >.<
    Turbulence Turbulence
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2010

    Gross

    My mom smokes and I HATE it. I especially hate it when she does it around me. It stinks. And it makes me cough and sometimes I can't breathe. When I was younger my mom used to some out in the laundry room, around all the clean clothes, and that would make all my clothes...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

    Grrrr

    So I am a non smoker and have been all mi life, unless you count pot but I haven't smoked that in 5 years. But anyway, I can't stand when I am on break from work and decide "hey it's nice out I'll eat at the tables outside" and someone sits down next to where I am...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2008

    Half of my working time is spent inside the

    medical department of Universities or inside hospitals where I lecture and I find it most despicable that SO MANY doctors and nurses smoke cigarettes. Even if its in the delimited smokers area uts despicable. They are NOT PROMOTING a healthy life style, they are comunicating...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 28

    An Age Old Argument

    As a former smoker, I understand how annoying it is to have non-smokers making dirty faces at you and waving their hands around to clear your second-hand smoke. It used to make me so mad to see people acting that way! But now that I am a non-smoker, I can easily relate to those...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Dec 3, 2009

    BARF, Barf..........................

    I hate 2nd hand smoke.  Quite a few years ago,  before it was against the law to smoke inside different places, I was in some kind of waiting room (can't remember what kind) well anywho,  a woman sitting next to me asked me if I minded if she smoked.  I said...
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2008

    UGH!

    First of all, I despise ciggaretes and smoking. Second, your already endangering yourself, don't endanger others too! Second Hand smoke is so disgusting!   If you choose to smoke, don't make make others choose to smoke your smoke.
    ilovecocoa101892 ilovecocoa101892
    16-17, F
    Jul 20, 2008

    its gross like i didnt ask

    for a premature death?!)
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I Cant Breathe With That Stink !!!

    I can smell cigs. a block away coming. I can not tolerate it and the cheaper the brand is the more it stinks !   I wish they would ELEMINATE cigs. Whats really stupid is these cute teenie boopers smoking those little cigars !!!
    CBRguyspanks CBRguyspanks
    46-50, M
    Jul 22, 2012

    Just a Note

    I really hate second hand smoke, just like everyone else. It's terrible, and I don't want anyone's tar and death particles in my lungs. But, my ex smoked, and for whatever reason, despite the fact that i hated the smoke (and hated the fact that she knew how bad it was for her...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

    Known Enough Smokers...

    I know and have known enough smokers to know that most of those who smoke themselves dislike second hand smoke. It in no way gives them what they get off of a ciagrette, it's just bad. So why are some people so rude about when and where they light up? Why are they ignoring...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    Literally just threw up

    because the amount of smoke from my mom and her friends... I feel awful in my own house it's so disrespectful I asked her to stop so many times I'm scared what's going to happen to me
    Sparklymermaidprincess Sparklymermaidprincess
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    Stinky

    If you want to smoke go for it. If you smell of it, I’m gonna tell you, if you bring it by me, I’m gonna mention it. Just please stay away with it. I have no issues with you doing it but my grandmother died of empasema caused by smoking and I have no desire to die...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2007

    *Please Insert Title Here*

    I just want to express how I much hate secondhand smoke... It just really shows how selfish people can be for their own pleasures... Smokers just don't care about other people --secondhand smokers-- around them... Even the people around them die in front of them because of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 13, 2013

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