I got diagnosed with asthma about 8 years ago. I was an athlete, I could run 14 miles no worries, and deadlift 130kg off of the floor. Then 18 months ago, my asthma went berserk, have had 18 months of non-stop chest infections. I am grieving the person I used to be. I now have fibromyalgia on top and cfs.
I am struggling with constant depression, I am on loads of meds. Howver I get a good period and boom, someone decides to invade my space with cigarettes, which cause chronic lung inflamation.
please do not comment here, about smokers rights or that second hand, smoke isn't dangerous. I got exposed to certain things, the biggest one being tobacco particles, I get very ill, and on several occasions, I have been very ill.
I don't go out much, I try not to go out my front door, I use the back door to avoid my next door neighbour who loves a chat and is a chain smoker.
However, a man banged on my door loudly for directions and blew smoke at me on my doorstep. On Saturday, I was walking my dog in a local park, I saw a woman smoking, I was running away the other side of the park, then my dog stopped to go to the toilet, I was getting out the bags to clean it up, boom, she pounced on me to stroke my dog. Next day I was in a bad way. Same thing happened in a lift an elderly man chose to have a smoke, I don't use lifts, it was only that I had a trolley full of shopping. On this occasion, I went into status and was rushed to hospital. Anytime I try to explain and my 14-year-old does if he is with me. I get I'm sorry dear. However, this turns into another week of steroids.
I do all I can to avoid smokers. I don't annoy them. Why can't they stay in their space I can stay in mine.
Please do not post a comment about I have a nerve, trying to take smokes rights away, I am too ill and depressed for an argument.
How much can I do under current legislation to protect myself?