Passive Smoking

Hi im new to the forum so apologies if this is in the wrong section..

Currently on day 24 and going well but there is a indoor smoker in the house im living in, he wont go outside and smoke and always smoked indoors and has done since ive known them.

Question I have is how will this affect me as the whole house always smells of smoke, question 2 will if affect my lungs and delay the healing process ?

Thanks logon

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  • Jaysus! Some friend you've got there!!!! Really? You're trying to stop smoking and he is still smoking inside the house?! Sorry, I'll need to digest that one ;( I do feel sorry for you, really sorry! Stay strong Buddy!

  • I use to smoke indoors when I use to smoke aswell so I do understand but im just wondering are my lungs still taking a hammering from his smoke even were in different rooms?

  • Well some say passive smoking is as bad as active smoking, that's why they Brough in laws preventing people from smoking in public places.

    Good luck!

  • I'm not sure if you'll get a definitive answer on this one logon. I certainly don't know! Try a Google search on passive smoking if you want to become even more confused. There are reports and investigations that seem to prove one side of the argument and then there is equally convincing contradictory evidence.

    Regardless of the effects of your mate's smoking habits you have done remarkably well. It's hard enough to quit anyway without having another smoker in close proximity. Well done and keep it up.

  • I think the consensus is that second hand smoke is bad for you. The degree depends on your proximity to the smoker. If you are not in the same room with him while he is smoking it can't be as bad. I think getting an air purifier (one with an activated carbon filter - make sure it says it captures fumes & smoke) can help. And a door seal for under your door can block some smoke. Neither is perfect, but I think they help. Good luck.

  • Hi im new to the forum so apologies if this is in the wrong section..

    Currently on day 24 and going well but there is a indoor smoker in the house im living in, he wont go outside and smoke and always smoked indoors and has done since ive known them.

    Question I have is how will this affect me as the whole house always smells of smoke, question 2 will if affect my lungs and delay the healing process ?

    Thanks logon

    Hey logon, welcome and huge congratulations on reaching Day 24. I personally believe that passive smoking will affect your lungs and delay the healing process, unfortunately, I have huge guilt with this as my husband gave up over a year and a half ago and he had to suffer passive smoking from myself, even though I did smoke outside, smoke still managed to get in through the house and I would often hear him coughing from the passive smoke. I think you should have a chat with him even to confide to one room to smoke if he won't go outside, I would suggest keeping the house well ventilated to let the smoke out. Good luck and off to apologise again to the hubbie, must have been desperate for him....

  • Welcome logon..and well done on day 24. "Second hand smoke'' is rated as almost more dangerous than the smoke itself....I smoked for 38 years and never smoked in my bedroom or lounge.... The TV room was mine to poison myself...and whilst smoking I would never believe this....So you have got a lot of convincing to do and there is no easy way... Stay strong !!

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