Do think smoking could be a form of child abuse for young children? I know I'm stirring the pot, but I deep down believe that constant smoking around a young child is truly awful. I'm not talking about a social smoker, when you light a cig or cigar once in awhile in your backyard...I mean hardcore smokers, the ones that make their children and their little angels backpacks reek of smoke.
What do you think? I won't even post anon for you, cause I want to hear your opinions, if you're opposed persuade me in my ideas, I'll keep an open mind.
Answer by BEXi at 11:55 AM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Apr. 18, 2009
Well if that is true, then I was severely abused as a child. I don't really see it as abuse, but I do think it's very selfish on the parent's part. Especially with everything we know today about cigarette smoking. My dad had to quit smoking when I was very young do to health problems, but my mother continued to smoke and still does, in front of him! I think that's the epitome of selfishness, and my experience is that many smokers are like my mother. It doesn't matter to them if other people will suffer, they just want their 'fix'.
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