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Do you think this is abuse?

A friend of mine said the other day that she thinks that when someone smokes cigarettes in their home, with their children present, that it's a form of child abuse. I don't smoke at all, and I would definitely never smoke around my son if I did...but would it be a form of abuse if someone did?


Asked by LovingSAHMommy at 12:48 AM on Jul. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Coming from a smoker... I'm not sure it's really abuse. I'd consider it more neglect. I think it should be illegal to smoke in confined spaces with children present. The thought of people smoking in a room with a newborn horrifies me. Once again, I smoke. But I will not and do not visit people who smoke in their homes. I don't smoke in my home or around my children. They know I smoke but I don't make them breathe my fumes.

    Answer by dmdblleb at 2:19 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I think it is, but, CPS would not.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:49 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Yes, you are affecting your child breathing; his little lung inhales the smoke that his surround by!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by elisabellaguna at 12:52 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • i dont see the difference between that and giving your child bits of rat poisen everyday. " hey it wont kill em today and my mom did it!" ugh

    Answer by LadyDahl at 1:52 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Child abuse? Child endangerment. Yeah I think so.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 1:03 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I don't think so. I grew up with parents that smoked around us and don't consider it abuse. Unhealthy yes abuse no.

    Answer by crazymom21 at 1:17 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I have asthma but I inherited that. Still don't consider it abuse. Well if they held the child down and blew in their faces then I would say yes abuse.

    Answer by crazymom21 at 1:20 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I don't think it's abuse. Poor judgment, definitely. I don't smoke, BTW.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:08 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I think so.

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:50 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I definitely think so.

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 1:00 AM on Jul. 10, 2010