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When I see smokers with babies, I really want to yell at them...

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Sophrosyne1 Fri 05-Sep-08 18:26:15

Given the fact that smoking can increase the chance of cot death, breathing problems, glue ear and a whole host of other nasties (not to mention cancer) why is it that every time I go into town or for a walk in my local area I see 'parents' who think it is OK to smoke all over their children? It makes me want to yell very loudly!!! angry

tamarto Fri 05-Sep-08 18:28:35

'parents'hmm YABU

platypussy Fri 05-Sep-08 18:28:39

YANBU - these people are morons.

flack Fri 05-Sep-08 18:29:04

There are (many much) worse things done to kids. I imagine I'm in minority here, but very YABU.

LuckySalem Fri 05-Sep-08 18:29:37

me and dp were talking about this the other day. we think it should be legal to take the fag off them.

Lauriefairycake Fri 05-Sep-08 18:30:25


never heard of addiction?

or maybe empathy??

MadameCastafiore Fri 05-Sep-08 18:31:15

Oooohhh as DH says you never go home and beat wife and kids after 20 Marlboros do you?

Shut all the pubs and ban off licence sales of all alcohol IMO!


JuneBugJen Fri 05-Sep-08 18:32:12

dont like seeing it in a car with children or in a room with them.

But outside...worse things happen

Lauriefairycake Fri 05-Sep-08 18:32:19

perfectly fine to dislike smoking and choose not to take part

very wrong to hate smokers as a group

pushchair Fri 05-Sep-08 18:32:50

Am disgusted when I see that especially in a car even though my mum was and is a smoker. Everyone knows betterthan this now.

tamarto Fri 05-Sep-08 18:33:08

luckysalem Why stop there why not tell people what they are allowed to buy in the supermarket too?

bloomingfedup Fri 05-Sep-08 18:34:22

YANBU - how stupid to breathe ciggie smoke over your kids. angry I would go as far as to say - it is abuse.

she didn't say she hates them. she said she wants to yell at them.

i'm with you on this, makes me very sad for the child.

i'm not saying don't smoke. i'm saying don't smoke around your kid. or better yet don't smoke around MY kid.

spicemonster Fri 05-Sep-08 18:34:43

Unless they're giving them blowbacks, then yeah, YABU. None of your business. I don't shout at women I see formula feeding. And a little empathy about people who are in the grip of an addiction might not go amiss either.

expatinscotland Fri 05-Sep-08 18:34:46

trip trap.

this is getting SO tiresome.

AccipeHoc Fri 05-Sep-08 18:35:34

I don't notice that. I think they blow it away from their babies. It's not great, I know, but never having been addicted to nicotine, I don't know how hard it might be to give up.

I do feel sad when I see mothers with bumps smoking.

you can't compare FF to smoking.

spicemonster Fri 05-Sep-08 18:36:23

I can if I want

tiredemma Fri 05-Sep-08 18:38:46


ParCark Fri 05-Sep-08 18:38:58

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pushchair Fri 05-Sep-08 18:41:15

Does FF cause cancer then or contribute to asthma or cot death? gosh I had not heard that I wonder why.

bloomingfedup Fri 05-Sep-08 18:41:33

Selfish, selfish, selfish. It is an addiction, don't smoke around your kids, get help.

spicemonster Fri 05-Sep-08 18:41:53

This is such a dull thread it needed livening up

tiredemma Fri 05-Sep-08 18:42:41

hmm again.

expatinscotland Fri 05-Sep-08 18:42:53

yes, a dull thread with several other very similar ones around hmm.

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