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to be pissed off at seeing a pregnant woman smoking yesterday?

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topsi Mon 20-May-13 18:59:07

Am not sure what goes through some people's minds? WHY??

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 20-May-13 19:00:24

Because they're addicted?

Dawndonna Mon 20-May-13 19:01:09

Judge not lest ye be judged.

MsHighwater Mon 20-May-13 19:01:37

Not your battle. There are more and better causes for you to get pissed about.

SantanaLopez Mon 20-May-13 19:01:55

Is it really any of your business? Beak out.

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Mon 20-May-13 19:02:05

If it pissed you off that much why didn't you go and confront her about it?

topsi Mon 20-May-13 19:02:25

well bloody get it sorted before you decide to get pregnant and affect another humans health

DomesticCEO Mon 20-May-13 19:02:35

YANBU. Inexcusable and indefensible. And I speak as an ex-smoker.

KingRollo Mon 20-May-13 19:03:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NigelYerABawbag Mon 20-May-13 19:03:11


Its a crap choice but its not your business.

TheToysAreALIVEITellThee Mon 20-May-13 19:03:17

Might have been her first one in ages?
She could be addicted but cutting down?
She might be doing Allan Carr?
It might be none of your business?

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Mon 20-May-13 19:03:26

I bet she wished she'd thought of that topsi hmm

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 20-May-13 19:03:37

It's a free country. You are allowed to feel whatever you like about whatever you like! What are you looking for here?

topsi Mon 20-May-13 19:03:39

I can't even look her in the eye. I am not a confrontational person. I just don't understand it

Fedupofdiets Mon 20-May-13 19:04:04

Completely agree - addict or not if you can't put your child's health first whilst its still inside you then what does that say about you?

topsi Mon 20-May-13 19:04:42

Last time I saw her she was smoking as well

topsi Mon 20-May-13 19:05:29

All the family at it around her other child as well

EglantinePrice Mon 20-May-13 19:05:37

Hope you don't have a glass of wine when you're pregnant, or a piece of soft cheese or miss one of your 5 a day or forget your folic acid...

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Mon 20-May-13 19:06:24

You don't have to understand it, you don't have to anything it, she was a stranger, you have no idea what her reasons for making a legal choice to smoke were, would you like to be judged on a 10 second snippet of your life?

TheToysAreALIVEITellThee Mon 20-May-13 19:06:49

I bet she's on benefits aswell

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 20-May-13 19:06:57

None of your business.
But I grew up with parents who both smoked Capstan full strength, a whole different generation, 4 of us, all born in the fifties.
I know things are different now, we have far more knowledge, but I still think meh if a pregnant woman smokes.

NigelYerABawbag Mon 20-May-13 19:07:12

FWIW I smoked when pregnant with my oldest child. I did however manage to stop taking heroin and drinking every day, and cut down from my previous daily 20+ rollies to 3/4.

You have no idea whats going on in her life.

twofalls Mon 20-May-13 19:07:21

YANBU but it's a strange thing on MN, feed your child a Greg's sausage roll or a fruit shoot and you will be severely judged. Poison your unborn child by smoking which is known to create serious problems for babies and you will be vehemently defended. Prepare for a bun fight.

SantanaLopez Mon 20-May-13 19:07:22

You should report her to social services, string her up by her ankles and publicly humiliate her.

While you're at it, start a campaign for anyone who buys a packet of fags should be sterilised at the same time.

jacks365 Mon 20-May-13 19:07:34

Fedupofdiets it says you're an addict.

Are you aware that the stress of trying to quit is more damaging than smoking

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