Hi there, Before I start I am not taking away smokers rights; I only want advice on how to best avoid or pre-empt problems with tobacco particles. I developed asthma at 37, wasn't too much of a problem, however sadly 18 months ago, my asthma went berserk. I am on a lot of meds, I now have fibromyalgia as well, as arthritis, and possible osteoporosis. 18 months ago I used to run 1/2 marathons and took part in competitive sport.
I have a few triggers, sadly the worst is smoke, I cannot even stand next to someone in a cue, or be close to a person who has tobacco particles on their clothes. I am no longer go out much, as I keep encountering smokers, I no longer answer my front door, as I have had several delivery men and a man asking for directions, whilst having a smoke. I have to be careful if I walk my dog in a local park, as people seem to want to come and stroke my dog whilst smoking. I ran away from some old woman one day, but when my dog stopped, to do a toilet, she sneaked up on me "of What a lovely dog", blew smoke in my face, an ambulance had to be called. A similar incident occurred, when I got into a lift with a trolley full of shopping, an elderly man decided to light up, I fell and broke my wrist, yet another ambulance was called on this occasion.
I can no longer visit my family, I have had to stop visiting friends.
Is there anything I can buy, to stop this from being such a problem.? I don't want to offend anyone to take away their rights, I only want to walk my dog, go to the shops, without having a massive asthma attack, and not live on a constant knife edge of avoiding smoking. etc, I cannot just move away, even a small whiff of tobacco is enough.