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. 416 People

    Simples. Apart from the physical harm,

    it normalises the process in their subconscious.
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 30

    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
    Samanthalynn101365 Samanthalynn101365
    66-70, T
    3 Responses Mar 1

    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
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    Well I took it up at 10 years old

    because my parents smoked in front of me, they even smoked in the car while I was a child. Monkey see monkey do.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    I love in a smoking home

    and it makes me ill.
    lostinmyfight lostinmyfight
    16-17, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    My parents would smoke with me in the car with

    all the windows rolled up, it was disgusted and could barely breath. I don't think it's fair to subject children to cigarette smoke, it's their lives and they should be protected. As an adult, you should curb your cravings and do what's expected of you as a parent.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 3

    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
    16-17, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    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

    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

    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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