to think this poster is too much

(16 Posts)
glam71 Mon 20-May-13 22:07:17

Now i have never smoked and I don't necessarily approve of people smoking in pregnancy. However i understand its an addiction and it must be hard to stop.
At the doctors I Saw an anti smoking poster aimed at pregnant women.
It showed a baby in an incubator with breathing tubes etc with the caption.
For the last 9 months she was on 20 a day. Now she has moved on to a pipe. (Or words to that effect)aibu to think that is abit too much.

erm...it's pretty accurate...

FlatsInDagenham Mon 20-May-13 22:10:13

Shock tactics. Why not?

Smudging Mon 20-May-13 22:11:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

It's shock tactics. But when you see a newborn struggling to breathe, you can understand why sometimes.

ENormaSnob Mon 20-May-13 22:11:51

Yabu

mymatemax Mon 20-May-13 22:12:18

Watching your child in SCBU on a ventilator is the hardest thing in the world, so anything that can prevent that is a good thing.
Yes i completely get that smoking is hard to stop but if it just helps one person kick the habit then its ok by me.

ClocksInALine Mon 20-May-13 22:13:58

It is true.

People shouldn't smoke near babies or children. And by that I include in a different room/window open.

Smoke if you want to smoke but don't make the kids passively smoke.

MonstersInception Mon 20-May-13 22:15:01

Smoking is harmful to your health, lungs, heart, life, everything. Your baby isn't going to magically escape that - and it doesn't have the choice to leave the designated smoking area.

I wonder if the exhaust fume argument will come up.

Lj8893 Mon 20-May-13 22:16:31

Umm but its fact? I don't see what's wrong with the poster really. YABU.

Booyhoo Mon 20-May-13 22:16:35

"I smoked for 19 years gave up the minute I found i decided ttc."

whoops. slipped up there wink

OP why do you think it's too much? that's what can happen to babies if their mother's smoke whilst pregnant. what is too much about it?

Smudging Mon 20-May-13 22:24:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Booyhoo Mon 20-May-13 23:02:40

grin

i couldn't resist. sorry. that's the cue for someone to pick me up on a slip up now!

same here tbh. was smoking on and off (exp didn't know blush) knowing i could possibly be pg but stopped as soon as got positive.

CloudsAndTrees Mon 20-May-13 23:12:10

When I got my positive, it was a shock because it was unplanned and we had been using contraception. I'm ashamed to say I didn't stop smoking there and then. But two days later I was in a motorway service station toilet, and there was a stop smoking poster of an unborn baby on the back of the door. I can't remember it exactly, but it was horrible, and it made me stop there and then.

Shocking pictures like that do work.

RiotsNotDiets Mon 20-May-13 23:26:57

I stopped the second I found out I was pregnant (unplanned). I don't understand what's so hard about quitting for pregnant women, the smell is awful anyway, never mind when your sense of smell is heightened. If someone was smoking in the next town I felt sick, so god knows how people manage to smoke through morning sickness.

EatenByZombies Mon 20-May-13 23:27:06

Part of me wants to say YANBU because I wouldn't want to see something like that myself, but then I'm not a smoker so it's useless to me.

Maybe they should give them out to smokers instead, but that's a bit unfeesable shock

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