if you smoke, would you smoke outside the hospital, in your nightwear?

(235 Posts)
waikikamookau Wed 22-May-13 16:17:53

cos I am shocked whenever I walk by, virtually every day, with all and sundry sitting in their pyjamas.
have they no shame.
what I would do? get some proper clothes on for god's sake,

soontobeburns Wed 22-May-13 16:21:00

I would. Some pyjamas cover move than the leggings you see some girls wear.

I need a smoke at least every few hours, im not gonna get dressed each time.

I often stand outside hotels (even in my hometown) in my pyjamas for a smoke.

Maybe have no shame but YABU

NoobyNoob Wed 22-May-13 16:21:05

No no and no! I've recently packed up, but even when I did smoke I went to see my friend in hospital I'd wait till I got home!

I don't think it's the nightwear thing that bothers me, but more like they do it right at the entrance and not in the designated area.

LangenFlugelHappleHoff Wed 22-May-13 16:21:49

Tbh if they have been admitted into hospital I bet they don't hive a rats hairy arse what they are wearing.

But for the smoking outside a hospital entrance yanbu I really don't like seeing it either.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 22-May-13 16:22:01

I'm not a smoker but if I were and I was outside smoking then I would obviously be feeling well enough to get dressed. Perhaps a happy medium would be lounge wear/yoga pants and a tshirt. Still comfy but decent enough to wear outside.

Know what you mean though, I have to walk past lots of smokers standing at the main entrance to hospital in their dressing gowns/slippers usually accompanied by drip stands.

notfluffy Wed 22-May-13 16:22:24

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LangenFlugelHappleHoff Wed 22-May-13 16:22:35

Give not hive blush

ZZZenagain Wed 22-May-13 16:23:58

I don't smoke. I really smoking but if I were addicted and in hospital, I think I probably would drag myself outside and smoke. From what I see of heavy smokers, they are constantly lighting up so it would be really difficult not to.

DrSeuss Wed 22-May-13 16:24:36

Don't smoke, never have but have seen groups at the doors of the hospital, the most interesting being the one with an oxygen cylinder! The most shocking to me are the ones clearly in for inductions or similar. The night dresses don't bother me, they probably have nothing else, it's the thought of the time, energy and money being spent and the fact that they are effectively spitting on all that. A woman on my dad's ward was told that if she stopped smoking, they could try to save her leg. If she would not stop, they could do nothing. She chose to continue smoking.

Oswin Wed 22-May-13 16:24:45

I did. I was in pain, I couldn't get dressed. My ex would wheel me down to the shop for my sandwiches and newspapers then I'd go round to the benches at the side of the hospital to smoke. I couldn't have cared less at the time what I looked like.

infamouspoo Wed 22-May-13 16:26:26

yup. The stress outweighed any thoughts or care of what I looked like..

Thurlow Wed 22-May-13 16:26:47

I got slightly dressed - yoga pants at least. And didn't stand right by the door. But it was still no more than a shuffle outside!

They might not have any real clothes with them.

Meerkatwhiskers Wed 22-May-13 16:29:26

I was in A&E yesterday and a patient from resus did a runner to go for a cigarette (I have worked there as a student nurse so recognised where he should be and know the staff but was there as a patient). Caused a major panic obviously as being in resus he was clearly classed as being pretty sick and would usually not have been allowed to walk to the toilet just outside the door.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 22-May-13 16:30:17

yup The stress outweighed any thoughts or care of what I looked like

I don't smoke but I can imagine this is how I'd feel if i did. I'm a complete wimp so if I was in hospital I probably wouldn't give a damn.

Meerkatwhiskers Wed 22-May-13 16:33:52

BTW I don't smoke so wouldn't do it personally.

Also just remembered the time we had to call the police when a member of the ward staff and security saw one of our patients walking off the hospital site. Turns out he had been to buy some cigarettes from the garage about 10 mins down the road but still he caused a big hassle in doing so. He really didn't understand what he'd done.

Just remember if you want to smoke in hospital to tell staff where you are going wink

crashdoll Wed 22-May-13 16:34:43

I'm sure this will get me flamed to the high heavens but I really dislike seeing smokers right near the entrance to the hospital.

MyDarlingClementine Wed 22-May-13 16:36:03

I was told after my section to get up walking " women are up and about after a few hours these days". I told this to another MW later on and she whispered, " The smokers are, yes".

I also understand the addiction and the stress, and being in PJ's in hospital is normal!

VerySmallSqueak Wed 22-May-13 16:38:40

Last time I was in hospital as a smoker I was confined to bed.
It was horrible.
If I could have got up and gone out for a fag,I would have probably gone out stark naked if necessary.
I think it's a raw deal for smokers having to stand there in the pj's wheeling their drip stands.
I think they should be allowed to have a bit more dignity rather than feeling like they're paraded like lepers for all to judge,because they can't get any further away from scrutiny.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 22-May-13 16:39:56

Yes I would and I have done.

usualsuspect Wed 22-May-13 16:42:15

Yes I would.

Sirzy Wed 22-May-13 16:43:29

I'm sure this will get me flamed to the high heavens but I really dislike seeing smokers right near the entrance to the hospital.

I agree.

I don't care if people want to smoke, or what they want to wear to do it but I would rather they did it somewhere that people entering the hospital didn't have to walk through it.

KittensoftPuppydog Wed 22-May-13 16:43:37

I would smoke outside the hospital in your nightwear.

LastTangoInDevonshire Wed 22-May-13 16:47:46

I have. No shame at all, but wheeling the drip on the stand into the lift and then out through the entrance could be a bit cumbersome I must admit!

CloudsAndTrees Wed 22-May-13 16:53:08

If I was staying in hospital I'd probably be wearing lounge wear rather than a nightie, so I don't see the problem. I expect people who are in hospital have more pressing concerns than what they are wearing.

I don't smoke any more and I have only had to stay in hospital since I stopped. But I would do it if O still smoked. What's your beef? It doesn't affect you one bit.

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