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I Think Smoking Around Children Should Be Illegal

So many life long affictions are caused by thoughtless adults poisoning children with passive smoking - it's not fair & it's not right. 235 People

    Both of my parents smoke,

    also my older brother, grandfather and many of my uncles and other family. And it sucks. I hate smoke. I get dizzy and sick, it's awful. The worst thing is that i grew up in this smoke, my lungs are probably black and rotten. And I did mot choose this. I can't sit around with...
    Aggie39 Aggie39 13-15, F Jun 6, 2014

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    I love in a smoking home

    and it makes me ill.
    lostinmyfight lostinmyfight 13-15, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Yes.

    Because if they can't keep themselves from sinking their teeth in candy, what more an intoxicatingly lucsious stick of tobacco and deadly stuff? They'd probably get hooked on the stuff faster than a legal person would.   They make it for 18 years old and above 'coz the...
    DrunkTextTherapist DrunkTextTherapist 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Smoking Should Be Illegal In General..

       Seriously. I cannot stand when other people smoke around me, especially when they don't even care that they are doing it! Just because you choose to inhale such toxins, doesn't mean I would like to! If I wanted to, I would smoke myself. But, obviously, I do not...
    BrownEyedGirlSamanthaRae BrownEyedGirlSamanthaRae 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Yes

    I do think smoking around children should be illegal, as should be smoking while you are pregnant. I am a smoker, but I do not smoke around children at all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    From Surgeongeneral.gov

    Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Children Because their bodies are developing, infants and young children are especially vulnerable to the poisons in secondhand smoke.   Both babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies who are exposed to secondhand...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    This Should Be a No-brainer

    I have a close friend, recently divorced, who is dealing with this issue regarding her two toddlers. They got back from a visit with their father, who smokes, and their mother took them out of town for a long-planned family event. They were unable to...
    bluegreensea bluegreensea 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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