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26 Jul 2005

Smoking
How can I get my Dh to realise the damage - he is asthmatic, goes through a pump in 1 or 2 weeks, I have counted the puffs, it is 10 at a time but he is convinced that it is only2 - he can't even see when I worked out that the puffs are around 200 in an inhaler so therefore the amount he takes each time equals that. His dad is emphysaemic, goes on nebuliser and then smoke in one hand, inhaler in the other and his mom claims to have pneumonia and pleurisy and one functioning lung but still puffs away so he does not exactly have a great role model.

I can see the damage it is doing to him but he just cannot see. Sometimes I feel like booking him into the local psychiatric clinic as a drug addict but I know if I do that he will come out worse than before just because he can.

He stinks - that "poor" kind of smoke smell. He thinks I am really dof as he sneaks a smoke inside when I am putting M into bed etc - at least I have got him to smoke "outside" - but I have really had enough here.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

What a horible example of just how destructive and addictive smoking is ! It's examples like these that make it so believable that the big tobacco companies calculated carefully, over the years, how to most effectively get people hooked on their products. Smoking ALWAYS and in every single case, damages one's healthy --- even if they don't yet notice the impact, everyone who smokes is less healthy than they would otherwise be. And if one has asthma, it's really bad for one, let alone ephysema, etc, which are alreay signs of advanced lung damage.
But smokers are, while it is a legal product, allowed to damage themselves in this way. The best one can do is to protect the uncontaminated, and get them to smoke outside and not to force non-smokers to breathe the poisons in.
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