To think people shouldn't smoke with kids in the car

(61 Posts)
MoneyMug Sun 13-Oct-13 19:05:21

I don't care if I get flamed for saying this because I think it's absolutely disgusting. I can't think of one single reason where it would be acceptable to do this.

Today I saw a man and a woman smoking in a car, with a baby in the back. The windows were down a few inches. It makes me so angry. That poor baby.

LaundryFairy Sun 13-Oct-13 21:38:21

It is illegal in most of Canada to smoke in a car with children. YANBU.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 13-Oct-13 21:41:15

debbie

I watched someone the other day. They had the window partly down and were blowing the smoke in that direction. But I could see, clear as day (maybe they couldn't) that the wind was blowing it straight back in.

In the OPs case, it could have been an e cigarette, but TBH you see people with normal ciggies (windows open so they think they are not doing any harm) to believe it was a real one.

GrandpaInMyBlender Sun 13-Oct-13 21:49:17

Aaah I see! I was so confused then lunatic grin

Thants Sun 13-Oct-13 21:51:09

Tbh the people that smoke in the car with their kids almost certainly do it at home too so banning it in cars wouldn't do much to help.
However I think it should be banned for being bloody dangerous! What if the driver drops their fag while driving!?

Libertine73 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:12:18

I don't see the point of threads like this though? You know you're not BU.

DrDre Sun 13-Oct-13 22:13:55

People shouldn't smoke in cars full stop. I've lost count of the number of times someone hasn't been indicating and I've looked up and they've got a fag in their hand. You need both hands for driving!

DrDre Sun 13-Oct-13 22:14:14

Sorry I meant smoke when driving.

KeatsiePie Sun 13-Oct-13 22:17:05

Hmm. That has a problem I have never seen. In the US, turn signal rod is on the far left, cigarette goes in left hand next to window, so very easy to press it down with cigarette in hand. Are British cars different?

DrDre Sun 13-Oct-13 22:25:14

Indicators (signal rod) are on the left here, but the driver sits on the other side of the car than in the US, so I imagine most of them hold the cig in their right hand to have it next to the window, hence they can't touch the indicator with a fag in their hand!

KeatsiePie Sun 13-Oct-13 22:34:02

Oh, well, that is very bad design on the part of the auto manufacturers grin I thought perhaps the indicator rod would be on the right since you all sit on the right, thanks for explaining. That really does seem to make it more dangerous and also more risk of fire if sparks drop, plus ashes everywhere. I really did like to smoke but when I type out little things like this about it it hits me again what an all-around crappy habit it is.

Do you all remember in Reality Bites when Winona Ryder throws her cigarette into Ben Stiller's car? I used to be afraid I would do that.

absentmindeddooooodles Sun 13-Oct-13 22:35:24

Bloody selfish and disgusting.

I am a smoker. I would never ever in any circumstancesdo this or smoke near my child or any other child/ non smoker.

I would never let ds in a car if anyone was smoking in there. I have actually asked for somone to put their xig out in their own car or we were getting out. We walked home and ive not spoken to her since.

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