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I've been breathing second hand smoke for sixteen years not by choice and I am prone to cancer. With that being said, I also think I'm fucked.

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I've never heard of a rehab accepting people addicted to smoking cigarettes. Smoking crack? Yes. Smoking cigarettes? No. The other addicts would probably kick their ass. I know cigarettes are very hard to quit, but you aren't going to die from quitting, like with alcohol and benzos. Or go through the horrible withdrawal of an opiate addict. Not to mention at many rehabs, the patients are basically all smoking like crazy as they are getting off the other drugs. So basically, sending a person

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I think it's safe to assume the OP was referring to cigarettes, due to the reference to lung cancer. It's been proven that smoking ciggs is the leading cause of lung cancer and that smoking other things such as; marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamines; does not cause nearly as much lung damage. But I could be wrong, because OP didn't clearly state what it is that their mom smokes. Good day.

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Actually, it is the chemicals in cigarettes, moreso than the smoke, that cause cancer. Smoke from marijuana cigarettes causes about as much damage as sitting by a campfire, which can cause damage if done too frequently. Don't fall prey to Big Tobacco propaganda, people!

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At least OP knows it's not true. But I have to wonder.. If she says you're going to die of lung cancer because of her smoking, why doesn't she quit smoking to save your life? Your mom's an idiot AND she hates you, OP.

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I read somewhere that is just as bad if not worse than smoking a cigarette yourself. Not sure if that holds any salt or not I just know shs is incredibly bad for you.

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The fact that it's an FML at all could mean the mother is a complete moron. It's open to interpretation, unless OP clarifies. The way it was phrased implies the mom is an idiot.

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I read it as, OPs mom smokes so much she'll give her kid cancer just from SHS & doesn't give a crap. Either way, she's an idiot.

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With background knowledge about secondhand smoke, this FML seems to be more about how inconsiderate the mother is. She obviously doesn't care enough about OP's lungs, let alone her own, to quit smoking or prevent death by cancer for either of them. So, yes, OP's mom could be a moron, but likely not in the way that you're implying.

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I work in a betting shop and before the smoking ban came in here everyone smoked in the shop. 10+ people smoking in a confined space, not nice. At least one, non-smoking, member of staff got lung cancer and two have emphysema.. That's just the ones I know of. We had air filters but they never really worked, pubs were less smoky..

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Well the person smoking is inhaling through the filter then exhaling the same smoke only it will be somewhat diluted by the moisture and air in the lungs plus the air in the space it takes to travel from the smoker to the second hand smoker. So I'd assume second hand isn't as bad, but that's just a guess.

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It is. Seriously, do people forget how the world works when they make comments? Second hand smoking.

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It's called projection, meaning that she may be in an internal conflict about smoking, and she wants to continue because of her nicotine addiction, so, to ease her anxiousness, she projects her probable future health problems on OP. (Just an educated guess.) AP Psychology. Also, secondhand smoke will create lung cancer, but I don't expect OP to hang around his mom every single time she smokes.

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