I really don't tolerate people that smoke in my presence, but I must say it's a bit hard with close friends. Although most are considerate and smoke outside and away from me or downwind etc. But some occasions it does bother me depending on who it is I may say something or just move.
My conundrum is: What do you do when people come to visit you at hospital or at home when you have your newborn and they are smokers? I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and I think about this. I have a couple friends in particular that smoke that may visit me (when i'm ready) and I am concerned for the 2nd hand smoke that they may give myself or my new born. I don't think washing hands is enough, it's in their skin and clothes.
Yes I used to smoke, socially mostly as soon as I got pregnant I choose to quit, for good, and my husband has since quit also..... Which I am very happy about now we can lead a healthier life. I just not sure how you tell people diplomatically not to touch your baby if they have recently smoked?????
I am hoping that smoking becomes NIL in my group of family and friends then it would only be strangers that I would have to deal with which is much easier.