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To think if your house is smokier than a victorian city its not 'clean'?

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YerMaw1989 Thu 11-Oct-12 22:44:12

Not about a specific person just things and a 'type' of person I have come across.
I've come across a lot of people who are neat and tidy enough, and bang on about how spotless their houses are but I have to grit my teeth not to point out chain smoking in a house with children with all the windows shut, grotty ashtrays ahoy! is not 'clean' or 'hygienic' or healthy by any stretch of the imagination?.


MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 11-Oct-12 22:47:01


Nicotine grows, it's like fungus. Utterly minging.

Never buy a house from a smoker - you'll spend years and a fortune undoing the damage and getting rid of the smell.

WorraLiberty Thu 11-Oct-12 22:48:06

I honestly don't know anyone who smokes in their home anymore.

But yes it would still be clean...just smelly.

Having said that, I've never been bothered about how clean/unclean anyone else's house is if it doesn't affect me.

SummerRain Thu 11-Oct-12 22:50:35

I'm a smoker but don't smoke in the house. It was a revelation when I stopped, no more brown grime coating everything, fresh smelling and half the dust.

YerMaw1989 Thu 11-Oct-12 22:52:04

Don't you worra?

I am not against smokers to clarify I am an ex smoker , but I feel a bit dirty smoking indoors it sinks into everything :/.

WorraLiberty Thu 11-Oct-12 22:54:15

No I honestly don't know anyone anymore who smokes indoors.

Even the the little block of studio flats in the next road (I can see the windows from my garden) have various heads and arms hanging out the windows where they're all smoking as outside as they can manage to be grin

PickledFanjoCat Thu 11-Oct-12 22:54:18

I used to smoke in BED!

I'm ex now. I didn't smoke in the house at the end, I think it was a lot more 'normal' before the ban.

PickledFanjoCat Thu 11-Oct-12 22:54:58

I don't either. Even in my flat I walked outside.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 11-Oct-12 22:55:39

Dds friends have smokers for parents. They chain smoke in the house. If dd sleeps over she reeks of fags when she comes back. If her friends sleep here then dds bedroom reeks of fags the next day. Awful smell.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 11-Oct-12 23:23:23

I don't know anyone who still smokes indoors either. Also can't remember the last time I saw someone with yellow nicotine-stained fingers. Is smoking finally on the decline? <she says hopefully>

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Thu 11-Oct-12 23:39:26

My sister smokes in the house with DN who is 3, she won't open windows now because it is too cold.
my other sister 'only' smokes in the kitchen but she has no doors so it still travels around the house both of there houses stink constantly, as do their children.

Both of them will tell you again and again that they have spotless homes and take pride in them but they don't notice that everybody's ceilings aren't yellow and most plug sockets aren't either.

They don't 'count' fag butt's as mess and i can only guess no longer notice that a puff comes out of the front door as they open them grin

I hate it but i don't live there.

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 11-Oct-12 23:44:33

The delight on DMums face when DDad gave up and they were able to reprint and enjoy White Ceilings.

DD feels very sorry for not wanting to sit next to a chid who's jumper stinks from his mothers smoke.

I feel really sorry for him, I must of stank too, but no one would have noticed.

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 11-Oct-12 23:45:47

Repaint, I hate it when autocorrect corrects correct spellings to a word you didn't want.

Leena49 Fri 12-Oct-12 02:23:07

I bought a house from a smoker. Had to strip out all the carpets, even take out the sealant round the windows it was stained yellow! How can that be classed as clean?

ComradeJing Fri 12-Oct-12 05:02:19

We're house hunting at the moment and I looked at a smokers house. You couldn't get me out of there fast enough.

Softlysoftly Fri 12-Oct-12 05:40:34

DH and I used to smoke in bed, in the bath everywhere! Have up when Dsis said we wouldn't be allowed DN to play if we still did it. I am very very glad she did, our future homes have all been far more pleasant and I have quit completely. Just wish DH would stop now!

Softlysoftly Fri 12-Oct-12 05:41:08

*gave up ffs

HecateLarpo Fri 12-Oct-12 06:54:00

My grandma smoked in the house. When they became elderly and no longer able to clean, I noticed when I first cleaned that there was a film on everything. A yellow, sticky film that had discoloured the ornaments.

My mum and dad's house used to have a yellow/brown stained ceiling.

It's not clean.

DoIDare Fri 12-Oct-12 06:58:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sashh Fri 12-Oct-12 07:00:31

I have neighbours who smoke in the house, it's not uncommon.

janey68 Fri 12-Oct-12 07:04:48

Yes- one of my work colleagues smokes (outside obviously) and I'm sure she thinks the mints she eats afterwards covers up the smell. I guess smokers don't get that the smell lingers on their clothes and breath. My grandad was a smoker and I also remember that film of yellow and the fug in an otherwise pleasant house

Bumblequeen Fri 12-Oct-12 08:06:39

A smoker's house can never truly be clean. The smoke lingers and is inbredded in the curtains, cushions, bed sheets etc.

The smoker cannot smell it. No amount of mints or , plug ins or perfume can cover it up.

A relative of mine has always smoked in the garden. Her partner would not allow cigarettes in the house- she did not want the children to see her either so was very discreet.

I used to smoke (social smoker) and now find the smell quite repulsive. Before the cigarette ban in venues, I would arrive home from clubbing reeking of smoke. It was in my clothes, right down to my underwear and in my hair. Awful!

YerMaw1989 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:16:45

OMG Lola that's exactly the sort of person I mean.

bagofholly Fri 12-Oct-12 09:27:17

My husband smokes, in his office in our house, out of the bathroom window and in the garden in front of the kids. I have issued my first ultimatum about anything in our marriage - it has to stop. No smoking indoors, no smoking in front of the kids. Or we leave. And I bloody well mean it.

YerMaw1989 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:29:44

This 'not smoking in front of children' must be old fashioned its not something I've ever come across.

but the indoors thing certainly, I don't kids seeing me smoke outside etc.

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