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

(232 Posts)
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.

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MurderOfGoths Fri 20-Sep-13 16:57:50

I'm not sure, I let DH smoke his in the house as long as it was away from the baby, because everything I read suggested it would be safe. But can understand why you wouldn't be happy with it.

If it helps, DH no longer even smokes the e-cigs, so hopefully it'll stop entirely for you too.

Wallison Fri 20-Sep-13 16:58:52

Well, it is just water vapour though, isn't it? confused Do you think that water vapour is dangerous? confused

themaltesefalcon Fri 20-Sep-13 16:59:27

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GetStuffezd Fri 20-Sep-13 16:59:35

Give him a break - he's conquering an addiction!

PresidentServalan Fri 20-Sep-13 16:59:43

YABU - they ARE water vapour and are legal to smoke in non-smoking areas,

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Fri 20-Sep-13 16:59:46

I'd let this one go if i were you... He's done really well and i wouldn't want to risk him going back on to proper ones.


HairyGrotter Fri 20-Sep-13 17:00:27

YABU, give the guy a break! It's a hell of an addiction to break, good for him

SPsTotallyMullerFuckingLicious Fri 20-Sep-13 17:00:41

I wouldn't have an issue. Its vapour

Wallison Fri 20-Sep-13 17:01:22

The OP's attitude is becoming quite widespread though; I was on a train the other day when an announcement came over the tannoy for someone to stop smoking their electronic cigarette - presumably because of the deathly, erm, water vapour that they were polluting the carriage with. hmm

PresidentServalan Fri 20-Sep-13 17:02:06

And yes, give the guy a break - he has given up smoking real cigs which takes a real effort!

drivingmisslazy Fri 20-Sep-13 17:02:07

YABU It would not bother me if it was my dh.

RobotHamster Fri 20-Sep-13 17:03:07

Hmmm I don't know about this. I know its only water vapour but I don't like seeing people smoking them inside, but I'm not really sure why confused

expatinscotland Fri 20-Sep-13 17:03:22


Hassled Fri 20-Sep-13 17:03:28

He's done bloody well to get this far and giving him a hard time over e-cigs is completely unfair. Cut him a huge amount of slack.

FurryDogMother Fri 20-Sep-13 17:03:46

It is water apour, and harmless. Why do you not want him to use it indoors?

boardcreche Fri 20-Sep-13 17:04:20


here you go - maybe this will help get him off them

FlapJackFlossie Fri 20-Sep-13 17:04:20

OP, you're going the right way about it to get him smoking again. Stop being silly.

MegaClutterSlut Fri 20-Sep-13 17:04:31

YABU I agree with your DH,it is just water vapour. Where's the harm?

Echocave Fri 20-Sep-13 17:05:10

I think he's doing his best. But are you sure it's one that just has water vapour? Many types of e-cigs have a small dose of nicotine in, to the extent that the law on them is likely to change in the next couple of years so that they comply with cigarette packaging.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 20-Sep-13 17:06:39

I agree love, you're a nutter.
He stopped smoking without you even suggesting it. Do you know how hard that is?
A bit of water vapour isn't going to harm anybody. I really can't see what you have to complain about.
Are you jelous in some way that he is able to enjoy something and you can't.
I don't understand i'm afraid. Maybe mention your feelings to your gp.

jacks365 Fri 20-Sep-13 17:07:24

I wouldn't want it inside not because of any risk from the water vapour but because of how it looks. What worries me about e cigarettes is the fact that they are normalising smoking. Adults can tell the subtle differences but what message does it send children.

HeySoulSister Fri 20-Sep-13 17:07:31

why op?

and its his life...home he shares...you cant dictate to him

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 20-Sep-13 17:07:39

It's just water vapour so what's the problem?

garlicbaguette Fri 20-Sep-13 17:08:42

Yes, but the nicotine doesn't go into the atmosphere. The 'smoke' that comes out is STEAM.

You have no grounds for objection, unless you also ban boiling water grin

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