By thethrowawayplace - 15/10/2021 17:00
By MyStomachHurts - 15/10/2021 05:00
By Anonymous - 25/11/2020 15:06
By Anonymous - 04/07/2021 13:59
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#1 In principle I agree with you. However I would have very little respect for someone who puts their own desire to smoke above their child's health. That respect plummets zero when he deliberately lights up in front of her in an attempt to possibly trigger an asthma attack only to prove a point. That kind of person doesn't deserve anybody's respect.
The problem is if OP is a minor and still lives at home, she will have no choice but to be around him now and then when he smokes. If he smokes in common rooms, OP can't just ignore entire sections of the house for days on end... Not to mention, even if the dad tries to smoke when she isn't in the room, smoke can linger for a while after. So while it might not cause her constant attacks (like it does when he blows smoke directly into her face), it can definitely aggravate her asthma. I think the best solution would be for the dad to smoke outside. Perhaps a little inconvenient for him, but if he really cares for his daughter's health, it will be be a small price to pay.
I'm going to have to agree with #1. Your dad is an adult. I'm sure he's well aware that smoking is bad for him, and there's nothing more annoying to a smoker than being preached at. Actually, that's always annoying, not just for smokers. You'd be better off trying to find a compromise, like you stop bothering him about quitting, if he starts smoking outside when you're home.
This is way past mutual respect. This is about OP's life. She allready has astma. Constantly being exposed to cigarette smoke will cause her to get chronic bronchitis. A horrible disease that can not be cured. He is indulging a disgusting habbit, she is fighting for her life.
#51, too bad she went to him when he wasn't smoking and he lit up just to spite her. He obviously doesn't respect that his daughter has a serious breathing problem triggered by his smoking. As someone who smoked for a long time, I know how hard it is to quit, but I also didn't smoke in the house or around people who didn't like it. Her father is just a jackass at this point if he doesn't care about her getting sick
I'm not a smoker and I must say there's no way cigarettes are like smoking meth. Maybe in an addictive sense other than that, just no. You should respect someone smoker or not, people can make poor choice and they have to live with it. You shouldn't disrespect them because of it
I don't know if E cigs are safer or not. I have no info to back any statement, but from what I have heard, allegedly they are just as bad. Might be just with the exception of being vapor and not smoke. This is a possibly good suggestion either way in this instance.
While it's good for you to concern about your dad's smoking, its not as easy as it sounds. And it's best not to interfere.
Even if he can't stop smoking, he has an asthmatic child to consider. Lots of people go outside to smoke. That's the least OP's father could do. You wouldn't force a child with food allergies to eat the stuff they're allergic to, so why would anyone in his right mind force an asthmatic child to inhale smoke that triggers an asthma attack?