I am not telling you to quit smoking, if you want to smoke it’s your decision. I personally choose not smoke. What I’m asking of you is that you don’t stand at the doorways and smoke. When there is a sign above that says it’s a no smoking area. I hate it when I am leaving my work building and there are people smoking right there. I hate it when I come into work and I have to pass right by you, literally maybe a foot from the door I’m walking in, puffing away. I then smell of smoke and inhale your second hand smoke.
Like I said earlier, you want to smoke, fine, whatever, go smoke. But why can’t you respect the people who don’t smoke, and move to a smoking area and puff your cigarettes… smoke as many as you want.
I feel like I have the right to bitch about this. If I was to walk in where smoking is allowed, then I can’t complain, can’t I? But you smoke everywhere, anywhere you want.
I want to have healthy lungs, and before you start and say, well this person died of lung cancer and she never smoke a day in her life…. Yes, I know. And its supper sad, I also read of people who lets say worked in a bar, where smoking was allowed until recently, they worked for 20 years. Well that’s 20 years of inhaling second hand smoke. It might not be smoking but because of the people who smoked that is likely a result of it. Yes there are cases that people didn’t have to work in an environment like that and they still got lung cancer. It happens, and unfortunately there is nothing we can do to fully prevent it in those cases, but my opinion is, for me I would like for the smokers to respect the “rules” and smoke in the designated smoking areas, and NOT smoke at the door where people are constantly walking in and out of.
My husband smokes and I hate it, despise that he smokes, but I can’t make it quit, he has to quit for himself and not for me or anyone else. He doesn’t smoke in the house, he goes outside and I try and make it smoke further from the door. He doesn’t smoke close to me or our little CP. He would never do that and he knows he’d be a dead man if he smoked with our CP very close by. He would never hear the end of it.
To conclude, I know I can’t avoid cigarette smoke. All I want is for the smokers to be a little bit more respectful towards us non-smokers.
I will also add that not every smoker does this, I am aiming this bitch session towards those who do.
PS I’m including this link of an article you might want to read
Puff way my friend…. but in a designated smoking area,