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Should I hide smoking from my daughter?

I have a 9-year-old son, and now a 6-month-old daughter ...and i think if i smoke in front of her in the future she will want to try it as you think this is true?

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Anonymous said...

That depends, are you seriously planning on quitting in the future, if the answer is within the next few years than it doesn't really matter either way. However if you plan to continue smoking, you're just going to have to brace yourself for the "do as I say, not as I do" talk you're going to have to give when she learns that smoking is bad for her.

Anonymous said...

By the time your daughter is 2, she'll have totally figured out you're a smoker no matter how hard you try to hide it.

Time to "cowboy up", mom...quit.

My wife and I are watching her mom die slowly right now from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) that can be traced directly back to her smoking...not fun, not something you want to saddle your daughter with experiencing, and I can guarantee you, not the way you want to punch out.

Anonymous said...

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, in most cases.

Model the behavior you want your child to emulate. If you want her to hide smoking from you when she tries it, stick with your plan.

Quitting smoking is a wonderful way to SHOW your daughter you intend to be healthy for her childhood and that of your grandbabies, too.

Anonymous said...

Just quit!! You know you will have to at some time in your life so just do it now. Do not wait until you have a serious medical problem caused by smoking. Do not wait until you have to undergo painful medical testing because of a possible medical emergency. You know the things smoking causes. No one has to tell you this. It really is not at all enjoyable if you think about it. Did you know that if you were to inject the nicotine of just one cigarette in your veins you would drop dead? That is a frightening thought. Nicotine is a horrible killer. Do not wait until you drop dead and your little girl has to live without her mommy. Please quit!

A really great book to read is "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Allen Carr.? (I think that is his name.) Anyway it helped a dear friend of mine quit after 25 years of smoking. It was too late for her. She died of lung cancer at the age of 47. Please, please quit.

Anonymous said...

My husband is a smoker and we decided a long time ago he would not smoke in front of our kids, not only for trying to be a good example, but because of the serious risks of 2nd hand smoke. I hope I never see any of my kids smoke. I think I may partly blame my husband, and because of the health risks. If you ever see anyone dying from lung cancer, you would not want to go through that yourself, or have one of your children suffer like that.

For your health and theirs, please try to quit!