Does smoking in the same home affect your baby?

Tracy - posted on 10/13/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I just recently moved to a different home and the people that live here smoke sometimes not alot and i try to lock myself away in a room with my baby until the smell goes away ,but i dont know if just cause you dont smell it for hours after they are done can it still affect your babies lungs.


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Ariana - posted on 10/14/2012




Can you at least ask them to go outside or into their own rooms when they do this? Just try to ask them nicely and say you don't want to impose on them but you really don't want the baby to be around cigarette smoke.

If you ask them nicely in a sort of, wish I didn't have to ask this but it's for the baby, type way instead of any you can't smoke in here! way (not saying you would but some people would).

Just ask them to do it outside or in their own room, it's obviously better if nobody smokes in the house but having them smoke outside, or in their own room, isn't unreasonable.

Dove - posted on 10/13/2012




Yes. 2nd and 3rd hand smoke both have an impact on you and your baby's health. I don't know why you are living there and what your other options are, but I would move out. Actually I would HAVE to move out as even 3rd hand smoke can have me coughing constantly... even for weeks after the exposure has stopped.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/13/2012




Yes it can. Even if they stop smoking, it is still in the house and can have effects on you and your baby. Is there a way for you to move out?

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