What do you think of smoking around children?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is it OK to smoke around children?
    Sure - it's not a big deal. : (1 votes)
    0 %
    It's not my business - do what you want. : (17 votes)
    8 %
    No - it's unacceptable. : (196 votes)
    90 %
    Other - explain : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2062 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Smoking around children is not nice! But, count as child endangerment? Should  people also be arrested for…blowing smoke in someone’s face? Again, not nice, but…arrest worthy? Really?

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t know that it’s endangerment, but I definitely do NOT agree with it. Smoking around kids is something to be ashamed of. I don’t understand how people knowingly do it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SadieBee:  

    If you’re going to make it illegal to smoke around children you might as well make it illegal to feed them fatty food and a whole slew of other things. Where is it going to stop? I’m really not a fan of that much government regulation. I think it’s disgusting that people do it but I don’t think it should be illegal.

    Post # 7
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    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I definitely think it should be illegal and it sickens me when I see it. I also side that it’s borderline child endangerment as many children each year die of secondhand smoke. 

    Post # 8
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    2062 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @MrsN14:  I agree that secondhand smoke is not good for children.

    You said, “…many children each year die of secondhand smoke.”

    Can you provide any information on this? How many?

    Post # 9
    Member
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t think it should be illegal, how would they enforce that law. But it is wrong. My cousins grew up in a smoke filled house. Throughout their childhood, they had breathing problems. They had to use a nebulizer, inhalers, etc.

    And now, no one smokes in the house. The father said no more smoke inside. And guess what?? My cousins are much better!! They don’t need a nebulizer anymore, nor the inhalers!!

    It really does make a difference. 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @aliavenue:  I wrote a couple papers on it in college. I’ll see if I can find the sources from it. 

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t believe that its any of my business.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wouldn’t call it child endangerment. It isn’t like you’re dangling a child over a meat grinder or wood chipper, but I don’t find it acceptable.

    Post # 13
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think it’s unacceptable. Ugh, it makes me cringe when my ILs smoke around my nephew. He’s in 1st grade and he already asks for “cigs” like they’re candy because he wants to mimic Mommy and Grandma and Grandpa. The most vivid memory I have of my great grandma was her blowing smoke in my face when she talked. Adults smoke by choice, but children shouldn’t have to breathe it in against their will. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    It’s disgusting.  Regardless of the legalities involved, I personally do think of it as child endangerment. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It’s definitely not good, and people who do it without cracking a window or anything should definitely be ashamed of themselves, but I don’t want to live in the type of country that would arrest someone for that.

    Post # 16
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    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @MrsBeck:  +1. It is a disgusting thing to do, but wanting to make it illegal is not realistic.

    I certainly wouldn’t put up with people smoking around MY [hypothetical] kids, but beyond that, it isn’t something that’s in my control.

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