View Full Version : Smoking around very young kids.

Soul Eater
November 25th, 2008, 6:17 PM
Today when I was waiting out in the car for my parents at the supermarket, I noticed a lady, she was young like maybe thirties...or something. Anyway, she had a small infant, a little boy and a little girl both under six I'd say. Anyway, I noticed her smoking while she was putting her groceries in her car and she heard small infant in its carrier sitting in the car...which brings up a question.

She then had a friend come over to hold the baby and it was pretty small, not even close to a year old...it was still a newborn.

Do you think parents should smoke when they don't have young kids around? I mean especially an infant. o_o I saw that and I thought it was sick because even an infant, that smoke can be very deadly and cause problems...

What do you think about this? :<

November 25th, 2008, 7:04 PM
Definitely not. Smoking around someone at such a young and fragile age? Taking in the fact that secondhand smoke is 2-3 times more poisonous than the smoke that is being inhaled by the smoker itself, the parent should definitely NOT smoke around someone who is at such a young and fragile state, especially their children.

When I was young, I was mostly taken care of by my grandmother. She was a smoke addict and smoked around two packs a day or so. I got covered in her cigarette breath according to my mom; I have no real recollection of that moment myself though because I was so young.

November 25th, 2008, 7:14 PM
No one should smoke in the first place...But especially not around children. It's just plain immoral, and there's a very good chance that you're doing the child harm. Actually, forget immoral...it should be against the law. *nods*

Soul Eater
November 25th, 2008, 7:39 PM
I totally agree. There should be a law against smoking around kids who are so young.

au bon
November 25th, 2008, 8:02 PM
Being someone with asthma, I'm against smoking around anyone who doesn't smoke. Well, then again, I'm against smoking period. But it's a shame because regardless of what people think, parents will still continue to do so. My father on the occasion smokes with me near him, and I get rather aggravated with that and yell at him for smoking with me around him; much less, it was in the car.

Sadly, I don't think a law banning parents from smoking around children (of any age) would work out all that well. I mean, I realize that they are slowly starting to ban smoking at some places, but I just don't see it happening as much as I want it to happen. I mean, there's no way to regulate whether or not someone would be doing that in their own home with their children. Things would just be a hell of a lot better without tobacco to ruin the minds of people these days - both young and new seeing as how younger and younger people are starting to smoke.

November 25th, 2008, 9:44 PM
I have asthma as well no one with asthma should be around somebody when there smoking much less a unclosed space such as a car. I dont think people should be smoking around children of any age period I would not want to see a kid ill because of second hand smoke. Is it to much of a hassle to walk outside and smoke.Thats what my grandparents did when I went over so if they can do it anyone could.

Soul Eater
November 25th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Well, this was while putting her groceries into the car. It wasnt that she was in the car.

I have allergies and the secondhand smoke is really awful on allergies. >_>

November 26th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Smoking in the first place is both disgusting and unhealthy, but to do it in the presence of kids?
That can both be unhealthy for them, and also if they are old enough, have psychological problems on them...

November 26th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Smoking in the first place is both disgusting and unhealthy, but to do it in the presence of kids?
That can both be unhealthy for them, and also if they are old enough, have psychological problems on them...

This basically says it all, I saw an ad about smoking, which my school voted on anyway.
It was about people smoking, the first scene was a group of workers playing cards, and they were smoking except for one, the smoke turned into a cobra and stung the guy.
The second scene was a mum smoking near a baby, the same thing happened, the cobra bit the baby.

November 26th, 2008, 7:12 AM
I took in smoke as a child and didn't care, so I'd smoke around children. I mean, I woudn't blatantly do it, but I'm not about to put a fag out if a child comes near me.
Babies on the other hand, it's simply unfair to smoke around them 'cause they can't walk away or anything, 'nough said.

I don't smoke, by the way.

November 26th, 2008, 7:15 AM
i dont think people should smoke at all its disgusting. anyways my mom smoked for years. she finally stoped when i was about 6 years old xD

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
November 26th, 2008, 11:30 AM
No, i don't think its good. But a law about it? there are always complaints of how we live in a nanny state, if we start making laws about whether or not people can smoke in their own home, it won't go down too well...

Mr. Epic
November 26th, 2008, 11:49 AM
I think there should be more laws until eventually the world stops smoking, if I do sound radical well its only because smoking does not only kill people.
It is that addictive that you can not stop that is why smoking should not even be an option for people!

November 26th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I took in smoke as a child and didn't care, so I'd smoke around children. I mean, I woudn't blatantly do it, but I'm not about to put a fag out if a child comes near me.
Babies on the other hand, it's simply unfair to smoke around them 'cause they can't walk away or anything, 'nough said.

I don't smoke, by the way.

Agreed. ^

I mean, even a small child can still walk away. I wouldn't light one up around children, but I also wouldn't go through the trouble of putting one out if ever a child approached me. Infants on the other hand, are too young to even realize what they're inhaling, not too mention they're unable to walk away (yes, as Cassino said). However I highly doubt they're going to make it illegal to smoke around children; it just isn't going to happen.

November 26th, 2008, 3:02 PM
Worst thing you could ever
do. :<

If your a smoke addict, then
at least try to know not to
smoke near infants, or any kid
at least under 7 or 8. It could
also cause second-hand smoke,
which is one thing that most smokers
don't realize. They're so into smoking,
they're too stupid to even realize there
is a kid right there! >:O

My dad quit for like, 4 months now. My
mom still smokes unfortunately, but outside.
Thought she still smokes inside sometimes,
which my dad hates, because he's still kind
of tempted to smoke again. Her smoking
inside is making it worse.

November 29th, 2008, 7:20 PM
Well in my opinion you should be allowed to smoke..thing is if your aprund the child you SHOULD warn them that it is bad for you and ect etc and that mommy or daddy or auntie etc etc made a choice that they DON'T have to make, now to the health issue, you shouldn't do it because they ARE kids and they have NOT made the choice yet :/ YES they could walk away but if they are an infant then you shuld REALLY be talked to about how bad that is :( I mean the child isn't even old enough to get away from it :/ my mom used to smoke but she tried to do it in the hallway (we had an apartment) where it wouldn't get near me :) I smelled it later but still :) hahaha

November 29th, 2008, 7:48 PM
Smoking around toddlers, as in 3-4 years old...is sickening. They don't know what they're inhaling, and if you can't be arsed to put it out, just move away.

November 30th, 2008, 6:27 AM
I don't like smoking in general but I hate when I see people smoking in front of little children. I a;ways take my aunts kids to a separate place when she has a smoke. I think it is fine if people want to smoke but they should do it in their own homes and no where else. Why is it fair for people that don't smoke to have to inhale all that filth that harms them more than the actual smoker.

November 30th, 2008, 7:35 AM
Bad enough to smoke, but around little babies? My Aunt didn't even do that! And she smokes A LOT

November 30th, 2008, 6:33 PM
Yeah, I agree that it's bad to smoke around kids and babies. But should it really be against the law? The smoker usually has legs, they can walk away. Or they can save the smoke for later.

Dark Sakurati
December 2nd, 2008, 6:15 AM
Seriously? You guys are insane! Smoking should be against the law. Smoking is gross and sick, and I hate it when I see someone smoking around little kids, it will make them very sick and esspeacily if they are around a asthmatic person. And they need to learn that smoking is going to kill them, so why even bother taking up such a addictive thing? It just makes me so mad when I see someone smoke:pink_pissed:.

December 2nd, 2008, 7:05 AM
I'm against smoking around children's, infants, baby's,

And I have noticed that every young mother that has it's first child never smokes around it's child, but when the mom's get older and have more baby's (I'm talking 40) they smoke even when holding there baby's,

Smoking around small baby's may cause the baby to get some breathing problems when there older, and I think that the mom's that smoke can easily do it away from there baby's.

Ex Trainer Ruiisu
December 2nd, 2008, 7:52 AM
Tobacco would never get outlawed here in the united states, its pretty much the root of our economy (that and cotton), smoking around children really isn't all that good for them, as it can cause breathing problems, when its out in open air, second hand smoke pretty much goes where the wind takes it so its not that much of a problem outside, but when inside it causes a gas chamber effect.
Smokers in general, let them smoke they're the ones slowly killing themselves, I for one prefer not to be around the smoker cause I have asthma.(not as badly as i used to have it)
Smokers state that smoking cigarettes helps them relax but in reality, it causes build up of plaque in the lungs, hypertension and basically builds up pressure in your circulatory system.
Smoking around kids in an enclosed area, no its just common sense.
In an open area it's not really a problem since wind drafts the smoke away.
Anyone who says tobacco and cigarettes should be outlawed should think of more reasons than its "gross" or "bad" for your health cause like i stated above its more of an economic thing than a health thing when it comes down to it. This is why they haven't banned it now and probably won't for a while. It brings in lots and lots of money.Its basically a billion dollar industry. It'll take more than just saying something to end it, because of this.
The only true way to stop it all together is if everyone and i mean EVERYONE stopped smoking.

December 2nd, 2008, 7:59 AM
Smoking is The Main Cause of Cancer. it must be forbidded for not only a certain Country. it must be forbidded for all Around the World.
It is Even Dangerous When smoking near a kid who had Breathing Problem.

Master Electrician
December 2nd, 2008, 8:46 AM
I don't smoke around kids. I make a point of this. If a child and its mother/father/whatever floats your boat are passing me by, I'll move a fair distance away from them, and I flat-out will not light up with a kid near me.

Incidentally, there are things of more pressing concern right now than outlawing tobacco. But I do regret starting and certainly wouldn't recommend that anyone else pick it up.

December 2nd, 2008, 9:10 AM
It doe not bother me since I have had smoke blown in my face by my mother forever. And, nothing bad happened to me. :/ And most of our parents were raised by smokers. And, they seem to come out OK.(mine anyway)

December 2nd, 2008, 9:25 PM
Both of my parents smoked when I was young. My dad quit so early, though, that I only have very vague memories of ever seeing him with a ciggarette in his mouth.
My mom still smokes to this day. But before I originally moved out of the house, she confined her smoking to outside. Now, after I've moved back home, she's made it a habit of doing it only in her room - and always leaves that door shut whether she's in there or not.

I think that smoking around children is a very dumb thing to do - but what's even more enraging is when a woman is pregnant, and she still continues to smoke. Sadly, I have a friend who does this, and she's been a smoker since she was 10 years old! Supposedly the doctor told her that it would be too stressful on the baby if she were to quit smoking during the pregnancy.. and what angers me more is that in addition to smoking, she said she doesn't plan on breastfeeding either.. and I think that's just a recipe for a very malnutritioned newborn.

I've been around smokers my whole life, and unfortunately most of the friends I grew up with ended up being smokers - one reason why I moved back into my parents house. I can't stand being around the stuff. And when I am around them and they must smoke, I go to another room, or they do, or they keep it out the window or somesuch.
I don't think it's one bit fair for non-smokers to be around the stuff, though. We've chosen to protect our lungs, and exposing us to the secondhand smoke isn't the least bit fair.
Luckily, my state has passed a banned smoking law. It's illegal to smoke in a public place, such as restaurants. Smoking isn't even allowed in bars here anymore.
Much to the dismay of many of my customers.. (I work at a truck stop).

It makes it so much nicer to go out to eat. ^_^

December 2nd, 2008, 9:49 PM
Absolutely and positively not! You're crazy if you do that thing. Lung cancer kills more people who doesn't smoke but inhales it. The smoke the smoker blows are not refined and crude, which contains more chemicals than the smoker inhales.