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If You Do It You’re Killing Your Child
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With all we know about smoking currently, it amazes me that smokers still don’t get it. Second hand smoke can cause your children harm.

I stand looking out the front window, I can’t believe I am seeing what I see, a women driving, window down a crack her kid next to her near on her lap and she has a smoke in her mouth. I shake my head and holler at her through the window as she drives by, crazy b&^%.

I watch my neighbourghs smoke while holding and cuddling there youngster. We talk and I wonder if it is too soon to make these two young people hate me, you see I have a hard time keeping quite when I see people harming their child.

I go visit a friend of mine I sit at the table with him his wife and son, his son is around 17 years old. Their daughter comes in, she is pregnant, first thing she does is grab a cigarette and everyone else follows suit, a smoking they go.

The whole family, the family that smokes together dies together? I had to leave or take one and join them, it was horrible to sit and watch this tragedy-taking place in front of me, and no one thinking anything of it.

Second Hand, Smoke consists of two kinds of smoke:

• Side stream smoke- the smoke that comes off the end of a cigarette of cigar or out of a pipe

• Mainstream smoke- the smoke that is exhaled

Side stream the worst of the two types of smoke, having higher concentration of cancer causing agents. When a non smoker is forced to breath in second hand smoke they inhale nicotine and the 69 known chemicals that are known to cause cancer into their lungs as the smoker themselves are.

I guess I could sit here and lay stat after stat like in America 46,000 deaths from heart disease is linked directly to second hand smoke. Children’s health problems are on the rise, like lower respiratory tract infections in children under 18, 150,000-300,000 a year.

Would you sit back and watch someone give their child varsal, sit there and watch as the child jokes it down.

Would you sit and watch a child fall off the deck and not try to help in anyway. Slowly poison them with some substance would you could condone that kind of behavior I sure hope not.

Neither would one of those parents I am sure, would they knowingly slowly harm their child in any way at all.

Tell me why with all we know about smoking and second hand smoke that people every day without thought put their children at harm. Is it they don’t believe that smoking is harmful, or they think because they are outside or the window is open that it is ok then.

It would be nice for once for someone to take my kind advice on second hand smoke and not remind me what can go where. Probably not, the neighbors will end up hating me just like most, how can I not say something?

Aint life grand.


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Good informatipon - educational and in a way people can really understand. Good job.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Cynthia...how do kids combat stupid parents....they don't....they usually end up smoking as much as they do....not right...

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  about 7 years ago

Indeed. Too true. No answers here. Hmm. Maybe that's part of the role of schools?

  
  about 7 years ago

We are slowly killing ourselves aren't we.

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  about 7 years ago

More than we know, I think in so many ways....the question is how do we stop Gayle....?

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  about 7 years ago

We stop by education. Thanks for doing that here;)

  
  about 7 years ago

Tim do a bit of research on what factories etc emit into the atmosphere that we breathe everyday when living in cities... what fires etc can send up... also what the burning of plastics and other waste products result in... If I had the time I'd write the article... thought you might like to write it instead... it will make good reading.. frightening...

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  about 7 years ago

Yes Rob the air we breath is horrible, I am well aware of dirty air, steel town, old manufacturing has polluted just about every inch of land they ever sat on....our bay has the Nations biggest coal tar spill build up it is huge...Nova Scotia had theirs cleanded up...we still wait...cost has gone from 45mill-140mill. they wait a few more years and that should double...I have another take your job and kick you in the head story coming.....but lookk out for the dirt we breath.....and it will be frightening....thanks Rob....

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  about 7 years ago

I couldn't agree more Tim. I just wrote an article about this yesterday for Smogrettes and I plan to write many more. There are a lot of other alarming stats on this subject as well. For instance 600,000 people world wide die from second hand smoke. I won't go into the rest but I think the problem is people are largly even today uneducated as to the harmful effects and smokers are often in denial. How many times have you heard "My dad smoked for 50 years and he didn't get cancer." or something like that. What people don't know is that it only takes one small exposure to second hand smoke to set lung cancer into motion. I am a 20 year smoker no more myself so I know the other side of the argument but after learning what I now know and having fought with cancer caused from smoking myself there is no way I could ever sit by and not say something. If you smoke you're not only killing yourself but others around you. Get an electronic cigarette and get off of tobacco.

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  about 7 years ago

So true Ty second hand smoke does kill and most are unaware or they want to be unaware....for everyone that surrvives 50 years of smoking I am sure the graveyard is full of those that have not.....and to do it to your children....wow....when I was younger you could smoke in the Doctors office....they did not know what we know now....it will stunt your growth.....electronic has to be better than real....looking forward to more articles on the subject...

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  about 7 years ago
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