Moms, how do you feel about smoking around kids

I don't like it at all. It isn't good for them. My father and grandfather both died from lung cancer, both were heavy smokers. My parents both smoked but my mom won't smoke in a vehicle with her grandchildren (at least with my children) and she tells them it isn't good for them. She even shoos them away from her when she is outside our house smoking.

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    03/17/14
    4Ronna Jones
    That's one thing I like about San Antonio and Surrounding areas there is no smoking in public places! I hate it around kids and I don't want to smell like an ash tray either! This only begins the feelings I have about smoking!
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      03/17/14
      I don't like it! I stopped smoking as soon as I found out I was pregnant but everyone around me smokes and smokes around their children but I dont want the same for mine!
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        03/17/14
        I cannot stand it! I will not let my son be around anyone who smokes. It's a disgusting habit and I'm sorry but if you have kids I think you should quit because even second hand smoke can cause them harm. I have never even tried a cigarette because I grew up seeing relatives chain smoking, hacking and coughing and it disgusted me so much even as a kid that I never had the urge to try.
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          03/17/14
          Vicky
          My husband and I both used to smoke. We would not smoke in the vehicle whether the kids were in it or not, to keep the smoke from sticking to everything in it, and we never smoked in the house, we would take turns going outside to smoke while the other watched the kids inside. It still stuck to our clothes though. It's hard to keep them completely away from it, so we both quit for good.
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          03/17/14
          8Theresa Gould
          Good for you, Vicky!
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            03/17/14
            5Soninka Martin
            I think cigarette smoking is a disgusting habit. I hope my children don't pick up that habit in the future.
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              03/17/14
              I hate when I see people smoking near their children or in the car it's awful.
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                03/17/14
                4Jenn
                i don't like people smoking around children, my middle daughter just started smoking and will smoke in her car with her daughters inside and I tell her about it all the time
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                  03/18/14
                  No no no... I do not like it around me and so no for my children. My dad smokes and I hate it... he is good about not smoking near me or the children though!
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                    03/18/14
                    My father smoked until when all of us siblings were in college. He stopped after the doctor told him to do so.
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                      03/19/14
                      4Ronna Jones
                      Just wanted to add a little something I find stupid. Someone I know is a respiratory therapist and she is a chain smoker. I mean come on she sees first hand what it does. Why not Quit!
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                        03/19/14
                        4Ronna Jones
                        My Father-in-law used himself as a bad example of what smoking does to you. He passed away from lung cancer in 2008.
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                          03/19/14
                          Samantha Bomkamp
                          smoke is not good for kids so ya I don't think kids should be around smoke.
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                            04/17/14
                            4Santana Ferrell
                            I will be honest i smoked from 11 years old until this past december do i believe it can cause medical problems yes do i believe sometimes things are blown out of proportion yes i do,no i dont believe people should smoke around children and yes i did in the past smoke around mine do i regret it yes but i Have 3 perfectly healthy kids yes one passed away was it because i smoked durring pregnancy? no. If people want to smoke they will do it despite what you or the next prson say if they want to quit they will when they want to. i didnt quit until i woke up one day and said "im done" its a personal choice no one elses
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                              10/21/14
                              I hate it.. But I leave people alone about who do it. My oldest had bad RSV and her dad or grandpa couldnt smoke around her, or be around her much for almost a year because the smell would start the coughs again.
                              If I'm around smoke now I start coughing.. Eva will cough that sounds like an asthma attack. I have asked people in a park to stay away from my kids if they light up, or we just leave. The city made it illegal to smoke right outside the doors of public places thank the Lord.
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