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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. 196 People

    I someone wants to kill themselves from smoking,

    ok , thats their problem , but why cause the kids to suffer ?!
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 1

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    its scary to now little girls and boys on ep who would read things that are too huge for them. i would love them to know that every individual doesnt go through everthing on here...
    jayreuters jayreuters 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I always think about having children when I'm ready. I know I'm too young but when I'm in my late 20s or younger. I taken care of cousins and family friends children since they...
    manotham manotham 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    More appropriately, IS making me crazy. I just turned 27, and I don't WANT kids right now. .. but the weird thing is that I do. I know I'm not ready to have them yet, and that...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Man my first time blazing was a couple of weeks before i turned 13, after 4 months in the summer of 2013 i was pretty much smoking everyday, nothing better than wearing comfortable...
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    I'll admit it, I've smoked weed more than once. I'm not addicted to it, I only use it for recreational use. And not even that often. It's like once every other week. I wouldn't...
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    Making it illegal in the first place was the biggest load of BS! The reason why they got so much support for making it illegal was by saying "it's dangerous" and pumping a chimp...
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    I smoke tobacco. Raw, loose tobacco that you roll in cigarette paper. Although it is still smoking I do think it's better than smoking cigarettes. They taste better, they are less...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Nearly all parents are not ideal. The ideal parent is something everyone can be, but our society is in a poor enough state that the ideal parents are almost non-existent and are...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Jun 26

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    I KNOW THIS IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT IT'S TRUE AND THE OPERATIVE WORD IS "ILLEGAL" Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America/Canada/Australia...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 8

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    Think for a moment. Remember that there are people out there struggling to make ends meet, giving up everything so their children or families can have a future, even if only...
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    Hey, a lot of us here are really into our cigarettes. We should have "EP Chain-Smoking Sunday" and as many of us who want to can join in and we can cyber-smoke as a group. Here is...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    if other people come to the u.s. LEGALLY and pay a **** load of money to come in get their papers together why cant the illegals do this. No they have to have the support of...
    rubyred1989 rubyred1989 22-25, F a week ago

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    When I was 14 and still at school, my best friend's older sister who was only 15 got pregnant. My friend was so excited but I was shocked - how can you have a baby at 15??? Even...
    white1puss white1puss 26-30 4 Responses Jun 22

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    People have stared at me wide eyed when I tell them that I do not want kids. They assume that just because I am a female I am going to change my mind later. When I was around 14...
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    My mom walks to bed, needing aided and struggling with each step. Her struggling is to breathe and that's required to do anything. She is on an oxygen tank, but feels like she has...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am 25 years old and i've been smoking since i was 14, i am really scared for my future health but still don't know how to quit smoking
    Megq Megq 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I just smoked my last cig. I just quit and I kinda feel like crying. I smoke when I'm lonely which has been a lot in the last year. I have always hated the way it makes me feel but...
    Gilliankay Gilliankay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I think it's weird when someone close to me not related quit smoking I started he quit 6 months ago I started 6 months ago.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I've been smoking for quite a few years but I've been finding myself frustrated and angry that I'm addicted and I want to quit. I've tried but I get extremely aggressive and...
    OnyxHeart OnyxHeart 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I just started smoking cigarettes. They calm me down but I feel so guilty smoking them. I know they are unattractive and disgusting to most people. I only smoke in private.
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
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    LOVE IS LOVE. I know that's all cliche but it's true. So what if someone had a different sexual orientation and thinks differently than you? If we're at a point where people can...
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    I think weed should be legal for a few reasons: 1. The Hypocrisy: The government subsidizes big tobacco farms. Tobacco is even recognized by the FDA to kill about 33% of it's...
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    If humans can make mistakes can't the people that make the laws make a mistake in making a law Like the law on marijuana it has proven to have so many benefits as opposes to it...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jun 22

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    More legal crimes. America number one in convicted. Price of gas. Price of phones. Price of land. Price of cars. Price of health. Wait. Whats that??? No cures...
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    so much for quitting smoking... frustrating as ever, hopefully by the end of this week I'll be quit...that's what I'm going for anyway.
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    My husband and I are currently going through a divorce. He left us in November saying that this is what he needed to do. We have been married for ten years and we have three kids...
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