I have asthma and have nearly died twice from attacks and second hand smoke especially in an open setting does not scare me in the least. It does bother me in an enclosed area but then I am free to avoid it.
BTW I am ardent supporter of people and business deciding for themselves how to handle smoking.
Yeah, I'm right there with ya. I have asthma as a gift from my 2 chain smoking parents. I remember that when I was a kid, they wouldn't even stop smoking during a drive-in movie. I had to sit on the roof of the car to be able to watch the movie without my eyes running and smarting and me choking and coughing. My obvious respiratory distress didn't even bother my parents enough for them to put out their cigarettes for a lousy 2 hour movie. And then I developed asthma from the exposure. I am so sensitized to cigarette smoke that the slightest whiff closes me right up. Second hand smoke: the gift that keeps on giving.
What did my father die from? Give you three guesses, but I'm sure you'll get it in one. I'm also sure that smoking contributed to my mother's Alzheimer's disease, with the circulatory problems smoking causes.
posted on 03/14/2013 4:22:17 PM PDT
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