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    Thanks for all the replies, I'm glad to see so many people who feel the same way I do. I think I'll start mentioning from now that we're not going to have any smoking in the new place so it doesn't come as a surprise. DH and I used to be smokers and we smoked when we first moved into this house which is why our friends I guess find it natural to smoke around us, but we've since quit and I'm quite repulsed by it now and can't believe I ever did it, so I'd really like to stop it happening at the new place.

    To answer a PP, in my case if someone's come around during the day when DD is awake then when they go out for a smoke I stay inside with DD. If they're around at night and DD is asleep we're usually all outside together on the patio, in which case they walk a little further into the backyard and I hang back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I can't believe how pedantic people are.( I agree it's gross) There are also worse things around like car pollution, preservatives in food and germs under peoples shoes ().
    I don't smoke BTW. I know people who smoke and they smoke outside in the backyard. DH washes his hands after, but I've never taken notice if others do to.

    Oh, Dh is not allowed to have a ciggie before bathing the kids, because our bathroom is small and I complain that he will bring the smell / fumes in there too.
    I don't think it's pedantic? A lot of people here have stated they have asthmatic kids... Why should kids (or anyone) be exposed to the crap that is in cigarettes, because someone else chose to smoke?

    As for pollution etc, absolutely, there are risks in everything we do. So why not minimize the ones we actually have control over, such as asking smokers to smoke elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    I don't think it's pedantic? A lot of people here have stated they have asthmatic kids... Why should kids (or anyone) be exposed to the crap that is in cigarettes, because someone else chose to smoke?

    As for pollution etc, absolutely, there are risks in everything we do. So why not minimize the ones we actually have control over, such as asking smokers to smoke elsewhere.
    I agree with you, however some have said smokers are not welcome in their home at all. Thats a bit pedantic.

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to keep your home smoke free or your child away from smoke, passive, second hand or otherwise. It's your house, your prerogative.

    I do think there is something wrong with tarring anyone that smokes as unworthy of being friends or associating with. That's just ridiculous and unfair.

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    We don't have many friends who smoke but when we do have someone over who smokes I expect them to do it well away from the house. We had someone come over one day who just stood outside the door and smoked so that if anyone else came in or out the smoke blew straight in.
    We don't have a total ban but now that we have DS I've considered it. You can still smell it on people when they come back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I agree with you, however some have said smokers are not welcome in their home at all. Thats a bit pedantic.
    Is it though? My MIL smokes and put her bag in our laundry one day and closed the door...I went in a couple of hours later and the whole laundry smelled as if someone had been in there smoking. Plus, she smokes, then comes in and the house stinks of smoke. I HATE it. It's disgusting. DH actually took it upon himself to ask her to hang outside for a few minutes after she's smoked so it doesn't waft through the house quite so bad.
    Sure it probably makes her feel uncomfortable, but cigarette smoke gives me a headache and I have a child with asthma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Is it though? My MIL smokes and put her bag in our laundry one day and closed the door...I went in a couple of hours later and the whole laundry smelled as if someone had been in there smoking. Plus, she smokes, then comes in and the house stinks of smoke. I HATE it. It's disgusting. DH actually took it upon himself to ask her to hang outside for a few minutes after she's smoked so it doesn't waft through the house quite so bad.
    Sure it probably makes her feel uncomfortable, but cigarette smoke gives me a headache and I have a child with asthma.
    That is yuck when people finish a smoke and then walk straight back inside as soon as they're done.
    I tell my DH to stay outside a few minutes before coming back in and not to go in small rooms (E.g the bathroom and bedroom).
    As for visitors, it's rare we have smokers visit or enter small rooms.

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    Smokers are welcome in my home. Provided they leave their stinky habit at their home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Smokers are welcome in my home. Provided they leave their stinky habit at their home.
    If you were having a party/gathering at your home and someone you knew smoked or their partner smoked and they went out on the street to have a smoke, would you tell them not to come back in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Who said they were unworthy?

    Speaking for myself - I don't have any friends that smoke and to be honest I probably wouldn't jump through hoops to form a friendship with someone who does smoke. It's not because I don't think that they're unworthy or my friendship, it's simply that I don't want smoking to be a part of my socializing or life.
    That's your choice.
    I think it's narrow minded to assume that you wouldn't want someone in your life because they smoke.

    I would think differently if you cut ties after asking someone not to smoke in or near your home/child and they ignored you. That speaks volumes more about someone to me.

    But to write people off because of something like that is a bit strange to me.
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