Third Hand Smoke

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Registered: 01-30-2008
Third Hand Smoke
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Fri, 02-19-2010 - 4:39pm
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Registered: 07-13-2008
Sat, 02-20-2010 - 2:46am

oh, not again. look, i dont want people smoking around my baby and i gave up smoking when i found out i was pregnant. i understand that smoke is bad for the baby but come on...3rd hand smoke? if all this anti-ciggarette propaganda was as true and scary as they make it out to be, pretty much all children who were born before the 80's would be dead by now.

i know im probably going to sound nuts but im sick and tired of hearing that everything causes cancer.

all these experts say all the time is dont smoke anyting smokable, dont drink anything tasty, dont eat anything tasty so you can live a long long time.

if i follow all those rules, what makes them think i will WANT to live a long long time?

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 2:25pm
I'm not surprised.

Gail

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 11:28am

I know exactly what you mean! I heard years ago that spinach causes cancer. REALLY?? Spinach??


I'm so glad I don't know many people that smoke anymore and that I don't hang out with them very often! I was like you that I smoked until I found out that I was pregnant. I don't miss it at all!


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 11:31am
I hope you don't get faced w/ 3rd hand smoke often! That doesn't sound pleasant at all. I'm glad your mom gave it up too!


Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 12:59pm

Once she was diagnosed with asthama, she made her younger sister, her parents and her SIL not smoke around her, and our house smoke free.

Gail

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 2:29pm

I know they always ask about family history and maybe there is a strong tie there but it does seem to be awful random at times too.


I was at my ob/gyn yesterday and they told me it was time to get my 'it's great to be a girl'ogram.' With the recent news recommending getting one every other year, I asked about it... The dr and her assistant highly recommended getting the annual exam - for somebody my age. The assistant shared a story of a woman who faithfully got her mammogram every year except one - it wasn't a good thing. :(


It's good to go see the doctor!


Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 5:33pm

I *have* to get that every year due to Fibrocystic Breast Disease.

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2005
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 5:27pm
I must say, I have been coined the "cigarette nazi" by many people. I loathe them. I used to always tell my husband that I didn't want his mother around my DD due to the fact that her clothes smelled so bad and it made Jane smell too. Now I have some "scientific evidence" to back that stance up. ;) Heh heh heh

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