my intention was not to imply that people who smoke are illegal drug addicts (although i believe smoking is an addiction) it just happened that the people i have known of who smoke during pregnancy, some of them happen to also drink or smoke other substances.
my bf, cousin and sil (all from different circles) smoked during pregnancy. they are also great mothers. my point was simply that it was not up to me to harass them, make them feel bad (they all knew it was a bad choice and felt incredibly guilty) or cut them out of my life.
and yes, as an ex-smoker who quit the day i found out i was pregnant, i know how hard it is.
IMO all cigarettes should be illegal. The big tobacco companies pray on the young/vulnerable/stupid. Seriously, its making money off something that serves no other purpose than making people addicted and killing them.
I watched my fil take his last breaths from smoking related illness. He lived a horrible last few years. That's why I feel sick to the stomach when people smoke while pregnant.
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