My hubby and I went to an outdoor flea market in a different area that we'd never been to before last weekend. Kid you not, EVERY single vendor was smoking and puffing out in the faces of everyone who was browsing their merchandise. I am pregnant and we had our 1 year old with us, and I was sincerely wishing that it was illegal to smoke in a situation like that. Not only is it dangerous and gross, they are smoking all over the things they are trying to get people to buy, and rudely blowing smoke all over the people who might buy it. I heard one older couple say "I'm never coming here again. Everything is covered in smoke and everyone is so rude!" I had to agree with them. We went looking for a double stroller in the older style ( I hate those new "sit and stand" double strollers, and can't find anyone selling anything else!). I'm NOT going to buy your nicotine stinking, yellowed stroller, thank you very much.
I understand that smoking is an addiction, really, I get it. I've heard it soooo many times from smokers. I know it's hard to quit. But it isn't impossible.
P.S. The man who lived under us has been in the hospital for 2 weeks because he smoked a pack a day for his entire life. Every time the medical supply truck pulls up with his new oxygen tanks, I think "Why would anyone even start smoking with that kind of example of what it does to you?" Yet people start smoking every day, giving cancer to themselves and to others who don't even smoke. My Dad's uncle smoked a pack a day his whole life as well. He is totally healthy. He quit after finding out that his wife ( who never smoked a single time in her life) had lung cancer from his second hand smoke. She died less than a year after they found it. He adored his wife, worshiped her every move, and he killed her.
I am an advocate for not smoking. I would love for it to be made illegal. I wouldn't care at all if smokers were only giving cancer to themselves. More power to 'ya. But I don't want cancer, I don't want my husband to have cancer, and I sure as Hell don't want my children to have cancer.
So go ahead and be angry, smokers. You have no right to kill other people with your cigarettes, and I'm not afraid to tell you so.
Answer by other_mother at 11:23 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
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Answer by other_mother at 12:09 PM on Jun. 9, 2011
Other_mother, not all people who drink drive or beat their spouses (in fact, I drink on occasion to keep from killing my MIL), but I have yet to see a smoker who didn't exhale. I would love to see smoking banned in public places. I hate going to the park and having a smoker light up next to me, or being stopped at a red light and having to smell cigarette smoke or what about those who smoke in line at the drive through or right outside the restaurant's doors?
Answer by scout_mom at 2:01 PM on Jun. 9, 2011