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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    You do realize how disgusting second hand smoke on clothes smell??? I wouldn't want to and don't socialise with people who smell like an ashtray.
    I don't smoke. My partner does however so yes I know what it smells like. He takes great lengths though, out of consideration such as wearing a smoking T-shirt that he takes off when he comes inside. He washes his hands and mouth and sprays a little deodorant on to freshen up.

    Having said that, as much as I don't like to smell the stale smoke on people I cannot imagine asking guests to leave because they have lingering smoke on their clothes. I don't appreciate the smell but I would feel incredibly rude asking someone to leave because of it.

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    We only have a few friends that smoke but they know they're not allowed to at our place.

    DD1 has asthma, plus, we just hate it haha

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    Not only do I have a no smoking in or around the premises rule, I also have a shower or change and brush your teeth before you come over cause I don't want my DD breathing in third hand smoke from breath or clothes. As far as I'm concerned it's manners. I don't choose to pollute my home environment with smoke and I expect people to respect that if they want to come over. I won't let people cuddle DD or get too close to her if I can smell cigarette smoke on them when we are out either. My step mum smokes but she doesn't when we are there and she showers etc before we go over to hers because she wants to spend time with DD. Before we had DD she would go outside to smoke (her house she can do what she wants) but she read up on third hand smoke while I was pregnant (I asked her to) and now she agrees that she doesn't want DD knowing she smokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Agree to disagree, but I think its incredibly rude to be smelling of cigarette smoke when socialising with non-smokers.
    I'm not disagreeing with you at all. I don't like smelling it and I hate having ashtrays with cigarette butts in them out the back. I dislike the smell and detest the smell of stale smoke, especially in people's breath even more. I'm just saying that I think I would feel embarrassed or rude to go as far as actually asking them to leave iykwim?

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    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.
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    I have 2 sons who are asthmatic. There are very good reasons for making your home smoke free

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as an ex smoker with family and friends who smoke, I would feel rude expecting them to shower off cigarette smoke before coming over. I have a glass bottle up high in the back yard filled with a little water to use as an ashtray for the smokers I know, and my only request is to close the glass door on the way out so the smoke doesn't directly blow back inside. I'm not going to restrict their visits just because they smoke as long as they adhere to the simple courtesies, especially if they've put in the effort to come and spend time with you...


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    We don't have regular visitors, but if a smoker friend came to visit me I'm okay with them smoking in my backyard. Doors & windows would be kept closed so the smoke doesn't waft into the house.

    I hate smoking with a passion, but I also don't want to make a house guest walk well away from the house and stand out in the street - surely they'd feel pretty unwelcome.

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    I grew up with my grandmother chain smoking inside the house and car. I reeked of cigarette smell I have terrible asthma and so do my 3 kids.

    We refuse to be around anyone while they are smoking. Luckily I have nothing to do with most of my family and DH's don't smoke at all. Our friends don't smoke. It's a non issue for us really, but I have no hesitation telling someone to leave if they dod light up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Just out of interest (and this for everyone not just Degrassi) - because I don't have smoker friends or family - when your friend goes outside for a smoke, what do you do? Do you go out with them and continue chatting or do you sit inside and wait for them to finish?
    If it was a friend just visiting in the day time (say for a 2 hour visit), I'd probably go outside to chat with them.

    If it was guest staying overnight, I wouldn't bother going out with them each time.

    Whatever the case, I'd be keeping my DS well away from them while they're puffing away.

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