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Re:smoking on the beach

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kansasmum Fri 12-Aug-16 14:56:53

At the beach today with ds. It's fairly busy, lots of kids running around.
I am surrounded by people smoking. 2 people behind me are smoking and a woman in front of me. Plus a group of people just down the beach a bit who are all Smoking. It stinks.
I know it's an open space so they are entitled I suppose but it's horrible and there are kids running around etc. You can't help but smell it etc!
Just wish beaches were smoke free zones. Plus all of them are putting the cigarette ends in the sand!
Aibu to be annoyed?!!

Just5minswithDacre Fri 12-Aug-16 15:00:58


Let's put all the smokers in a zoo shall we? Or will that count as an 'enclosed space'?

Beaches are big, breezy, open spaces.

If you've chosen such a crowded one that smokers surrounded you that's both astonishing and your choice.

These threads always make me want to smoke in solidarity with the poor, picked-in smokers.

Just5minswithDacre Fri 12-Aug-16 15:01:22


blondieblondie Fri 12-Aug-16 15:02:09

Cigarette ends in the sand totally ruin a trip to the beach for me, so YANBU in the slightest in my opinion. Makes me feel sick.

Lilaclily Fri 12-Aug-16 15:03:36

I agree with the second posters

People are allowed to smoke in wide open spaces

I'd choose a less crowded beach

HyunaRiddle Fri 12-Aug-16 15:05:28

Just pack up and move down the beach, I doubt very much that the whole place is filled with smokers

Just5minswithDacre Fri 12-Aug-16 15:05:57

TBF blondie,littering is a separate issue that doesn't correlate with smoker status.

Toocold Fri 12-Aug-16 15:06:22

Yanbu, why the hell should anyone suffer second hand smoke?! At the beach a few weeks ago, I suffered a man sat next to me..I was there first ..smoking a cigar...awful!

MarcelineTheVampire Fri 12-Aug-16 15:06:28

Why don't you just move to somewhere else where people aren't smoking?

Toocold Fri 12-Aug-16 15:07:03

I bet I can guess where you are!

Nannawifeofbaldr Fri 12-Aug-16 15:07:07

poor picked-on smokers


Save your sympathy for their lungs.

OP - annoying but I'm afraid you just have to move.

Phoeberdoos Fri 12-Aug-16 15:07:10

Blondie you can't enjoy a day at the beach if there's one cigarette butt in the sand? Really? I know it's a bit nasty to leave any kind of litter but I'd think you could move past it and enjoy your day.

kansasmum Fri 12-Aug-16 15:07:12

It's not that crowded! Just seem to
have had smokers sit near me!
Yes it's an open beach and like I said they are entitled I suppose to smoke.

As for "poor picked on smokers"-don't make me laugh!!!

blondieblondie Fri 12-Aug-16 15:08:13

That's very true. I think I genuinely have some sort of phobia about touching cigarettes and even the boxes (even though both my parents smoked) blush

MillionToOneChances Fri 12-Aug-16 15:08:29

I don't think there's much you can do about it, but it is amazing how far the smell drifts. Couldn't spot who was smoking the weed I could smell last time I went...

Mumteedum Fri 12-Aug-16 15:11:23

I hate smoke. Somehow when you're a non smoker, outdoors enjoying some fresh air, the smell is more irritating.

There's no answer really though. It's legal so people will do it. Don't like the stinky vaping things either.

m0therofdragons Fri 12-Aug-16 15:11:36

Yanbu smokers seem oblivious. I was walking a good few meters behind a smoker and ended up crossing the road as I hate smell so much, to me it's worse than bo! Apparently on mn iabu as smokers are allowed to not care about their effect on others. By saying it stinks I'm being judgy.

OpenMe Fri 12-Aug-16 15:11:40

Smoking and littering does correlate. No smoker ever has stubbed out their cigarette in the sand and put the dog end in their pocket grin

I don't like it either op but there are so many things not to like on a busy beach it wouldn't be top of my list!

ElsaMars Fri 12-Aug-16 15:12:09

I'm an ex smoker and it repulses me now so I can understand your frustration.

I wish it could be banned everywhere, especially places like beaches where lots of children are. It annoys me how people can't seem to get through an hour without considering others a cigarette.

Just5minswithDacre Fri 12-Aug-16 15:12:09

As for "poor picked on smokers"-don't make me laugh!!!

There's always some whiny thread on here by someone who has deliberately say hear a smoker to give themselves something to moan about.

Illegal or inconsiderate smoking I understand the distaste for.

Choosing to sit next to smokers in a large open space and then whinging about it is just peculiar.

It's just an easy group to moan about.

Just5minswithDacre Fri 12-Aug-16 15:14:38

Smoking and littering does correlate. No smoker ever has stubbed out their cigarette in the sand and put the dog end in their pocket

There we again; 'no smoker ever' hmmsmile

Maybe not pocket. That would be odd. But I've seen smokers gather their dog ends in empty bottles or cigarette/match boxes.

m0therofdragons Fri 12-Aug-16 15:15:31

My parents both smoke and carry a pocket thing to put their stubbed out ends in so some smokers don't litter.

m0therofdragons Fri 12-Aug-16 15:17:40

Choosing to sit next to smokers in a large open space and then whinging about it is just peculiar.

Haha, love this. So before us non smokers sits down on a beach we should ask around to see if those around us are smokers? Because that's not weird at all!

wigglesrock Fri 12-Aug-16 15:18:22

I used to gather my butts up at the end of a day at the beach and stick them in the bin with the rest of my rubbish.

almamatters Fri 12-Aug-16 15:18:27

Me and my group of friends smoke, even if we are in an open space and we stub them out on the ground we always gather up any litter including the cigarette ends!

As if one poster above just complained about the inconsideration of a smoker walking ahead of them? Jeez confused

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