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About husband 'smoking' an e cigarette in the house?

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Bejeena Fri 20-Sep-13 16:56:16

Title says it all really! I have told my husband countless times that I am not happy with him smoking his e cigarette in the house? He says ok but then continues to do so when I am either in bed or out.

A bit of background, we have an 8 week old baby and my husband stopped smoking when we found out I was pregnant and I was rather proud of him (he didn't tell me he had quit until he was 90 days without a cigarette)

He never smoked normal cigarettes in the house before and I don't see why he should smoke this electronic one inside either.

His argument is that it is just water vapour!

I should add he is a great man and a fab Dad, I can't fault him on most things, apart from this.

Beastofburden Wed 25-Sep-13 16:20:43

I really hate the smell of smoke, at the time and on people's clothes. I tihnk eCigs are the best thing ever and I am completely delighted to think there is something that might work to help lots and lots of smokers become vaporisers instead grin.

In your shoes I would be over the moon that he has done so well not that i would have married a smoker to start with and if I did there would be no babies as he wouldnt get any sex and I would only stipulate that he mustnt ever vaporise where the DC can see him do it. Assume he will feel the same way- presumably he wishes now he never started and will want his PFB not to make the same mistake?

I think you are being over-protective which is normal with a new baby, but it is in this case a big mistake, as I agree with all those who say going ourdoors will drive him back to real fags.

nbee84 Wed 25-Sep-13 20:18:04

Well done Katy and Rachel - it's good, innit grin

If you can manage 2 weeks without smoking a cigarette (which I found easy) if you then have one, or a drag from someone else's be warned that it will taste rank! I did this and it was like tipping a dirty old ashtray full of butts into my mouth - just the memory of it makes my stomach turn! I can't believe I smoked the things for nearly 30 years.

mrssmith79 Thu 26-Sep-13 11:54:52

I quit fifteen weeks ago by using a battery powered atomiser (looks like a magic wand). Best thing I ever did. Feeling the benefits in spades in both my purse and my health. I've already stepped down 2 strengths with the aim being to be vaping nic-free liquid by the new year (zero harmful chemicals, about as dangerous as standing in the shower or near a kettle).
FWIW the Cherry menthol and Aniseed are my current favourites.
The initial outlay was around £40 with one bottle of liquid a week costing £4.99. Compared to £70 a week on cigarettes i'm quids in!

Let the ill-informed squawk away I say. Their opinions matter not one jot to me.

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 26-Sep-13 21:52:40

This morning, just out of curiosity, I smoked a ciggie. It tasted as gross as ever (not worse than it did, but I never thought they tasted good.) I will say that the feel of it in my hand was familiarly nice. But it wasn't enjoyable, so I stubbed it out after only a couple of puffs.

I think it's likely I'll bum one outside a pub some night, and if I got stuck without my vape, I would maybe smoke... but I don't really think I'll smoke again.

Unless these things are made illegal and I backslide some years down the line.

Beastofburden Thu 26-Sep-13 22:04:36

Well done Katy!

jay4wayne Wed 08-Jan-14 22:34:44

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