(Closed) I hate the smell of cigarettes (a little vent)

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As much as I hate the smell of smoke myself, I don’t really think you can tell your guests that they’re not allowed to smoke outside, and not be offended.  Good luck with that…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BoiledPNut:  I wouldn’t let someone who’d just smoked outside in my house while I had a baby. Nooo way! Your house, your rules. Plus, it’s not like the smell stays outside.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They drive me nuts at work. Everyone here smokes and comes right back inside smelling like it. I get headaches because of it, but its not like I can say anything about it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@BoiledPNut: Oh, I totally get where you’re coming from.  My MIL reeks when she comes back inside from smoking, and I cringe when she hangs up her coat beside ours in the closet.  I also worry about when the baby comes, but I couldn’t in all honesty tell her that she wasn’t allowed inside. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

I wouldn’t let them in either! I can’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke, and I don’t want it anywhere near my (future) kids if I can help it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You’re making a wise decision. As an asthmatic who is really bothered by cigarette smoke I know from personal experience that there are many smokers who really underestimate the effects of their smoking…and a lot of times they’re offended when its brought up. Don’t underestimate the effects yourself… its toxic and cigarette smoke that is still attached to someone by being “brought in” is absolutely harmful! The smell isn’t necessarily but I’ve experienced tightening in my lungs from someone walking inside from just having a smoke… it still effects you even if you don’t feel it!

But you have to take safety first. You want your baby to be healthy. I don’t think you’re wrong at all!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I wouldn’t be okay with letting somebody smoke outside our apartment any more than I would be okay with letting a drunk puke all over the patio. Same difference, IMO. Disgusting!

Post # 11
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9826 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

If it’s not coming out, Gain Febreeze works surprisingly well. My FIL smokes and I had to bust out the Febreeze a few times on the blankets. Good stuff.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My health comes before someone’s feelings.  I’m guessing you feel the same way about your babies health too!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I didn’t let smokers near my baby. Visitors who smoked had to change their clothes before holding the baby – smoke lingers on clothing and I didn’t want her little face breathing in smoke from being so close to someone’s smoky shirt. Second hand smoke, even lingering, is bad for young children, so I made it clear it wasn’t happening.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your house, your rules.  I don’t see why it would be offensive.

I’m in the minority, though.  I’m not a smoker, but I looove the smell of cigarrettes. 😛

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@kittyface:  That’s called 3rd hand smoke, not 2nd hand smoke.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I grew up in a cloud of smoke thanks to my mother. She was a diehard smoker and smoked at least one pack if not more a day until she passed 6 years ago. When I was 8 I was tested for allergies and she said “If the test shows she’s allergic to cigarette smoke that’s not enough to make me quit”.To me, it’s a disgusting selfish habit and while everyone has a right to do what they want to their own body, a smoker can’t control where the smoke goes or what it adheres to. Even if someone smokes outside it clings to their clothes/hair and it lingers. It’s your house, your furniture, your lungs…. like a previous post says “My health comes before someones feelings”. I know some smokers are sensitive to other peoples feelings and respect their wishes if they ask but some are very defensive and feel you should just deal with it.

Maybe I should get a can of “fart spray” from the joke shop and spray away everytime I encounter someone not respecting my lungs and when they light up… I do too!!!!

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