Is it my business to be outspoken about smoking when a family member who is a mother of two young children says she loves smoking cigarettes all day and doesn't care if she dies young?
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Well, there's a high probability that she's hurting her kids via secondhand smoke.
Yes, but do we go around telling parents they can't feed their children junk food because it is slowly killing them? I agree it MAY impact the children, but the OP didn't specify if mom smokes around the kids.
I tend to agree with you, and I have not yet tried to lecture her in any way. She, however, is the type of person who likes to tell people how to live yet no one is allowed to do the same to her. She thinks she's a real rebel because she smokes.
The children suffer from breathing the second-hand smoke. The long-term health risks are becoming more apparent to pediatricians, but the suffering from being trapped with it in houses and cars is immediately awful.
When I answered she didn't say she smoked around children. I smoke and NEVER smoke around my kids so I wasn't going to assume the worst.
Yes, that's a good answer.... thanks!
Yes, she also complains that she is sick almost daily so I suppose she just doesn't think it's the smoking. She has a smoke den in her garage but does also smoke around the kids. Thanks for your answer and I hope one day she does come to her senses.