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    Default Does anyone have a no smoking policy at home?

    DH and I have a lot of friends who smoke, when they come over they excuse themselves and go have a smoke on the patio.

    We're about to move into our new house that we're building and I'd like to have a no smoking policy, not even in the backyard. I hate the smell, when friends are here smoking I have to close all the windows so the smell doesn't get in, and I hate the thought of the second hand smoke settling into DDs play equipment out there. I'm thinking if they need to smoke they could go out to the front near the street.

    Is this reasonable? Has anyone ever told their friends they couldn't smoke at all at your home? DH actually agrees with me but we both don't really know how to got about it without being rude, any suggestions?

    I just wanted to add I'm not as awful a friend as I sound, I really love all our friends and love having them over, I don't want to make them feel unwelcome, I just can't stand the smell and I'd really rather not have second hand smoke anywhere in our new place.

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    Yep. Your house your rules. Esp with it being new. I did at my old house and just told friends, mainly one couple similar to what you said in last para of this post. I think if you say it with genuine love/caring that will come through.

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    Yep. Don't really have any friends who smoke but have family who do and they are made to go out the pavement/along the street.

    When I was visiting my mum she had been smoking and I went as far as to tell her she couldn't pick up DS until she had showered. As a non-smoker I hate it.

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    I don't often have visitors, and most of the ones I do are non-smokers, but on the weekend on my brother was here and thankfully for me he asked if he could smoke out the back or would I prefer he went out to the street, so I told him the street. I knew if he went out the back the smell would just come straight inside.

    I'm not sure how I'd go bringing it up to people though. I think I'd feel a bit rude and awkward.

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    Yes. We just ask people to take it out to the street. It's never been an issue. I hate smoking, it stinks and travels so far, no one has said anything, but if people don't like it tough luck really. I don't care too much about hurting feelings when it comes to something that is dangerous to our health.

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    I hate the smell too... My mum smokes and I let her smoke out the back yard. If it's summer and doors and windows are open she knows to go right up the side of the house near the garbage bins (so smoke doesn't get inside). If it's winter and windows are closed she can come closer to the main area.

    If you are going to have no smoking at all, and people have to go right onto the street.. If that is a bit of a hike for them I would tell them before they come to your house (so if they really are addicts they can chose to stay at home and smoke).

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    I cannot bear the smell of smokers either. I don't have any friends that smoke but if I did I would ask them to leave. They might smoke outside if requested but don't forget second hand smoke lingers on their clothes. Second hand smoke can also affect children in terms of asthma and brochiolitis so very hard line here.

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    As a smoker I am totally fine with a no smoking policy.

    A few of my friends have this rule for their homes. When I visit I'm there to see them, not to smoke so it's not an issue really.

    Just casually mention to your friends that once you move you are making the entire place non smoking.

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    No one smokes in our house or backyard. DH's best mate is a smoker and he goes for a walk across the street (vacant lots and bushland) to keep the smoke away from my kids. He doesnt mind at all, it's a non issue.

    None of my friends smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Yes. We just ask people to take it out to the street. It's never been an issue. I hate smoking, it stinks and travels so far, no one has said anything, but if people don't like it tough luck really. I don't care too much about hurting feelings when it comes to something that is dangerous to our health.
    Yep this is us as well - only 1 of DH friends smoke and he knows to literally go out into the street


 

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