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My Adventures in Second-Hand Smoke

My Adventures in Second-Hand Smoke

by Thomas Ruppenthal
November 19, 2012

Recently the fates wafted me upon a cloud of second-hand smoke onto a national television show.

Let me explain.

I grew up during the time when smoking was very common and occurred everywhere. I spent my first eighteen years enveloped in tobacco smoke as my father smoked constantly – only a pipe or a cigar and never a cigarette, but constantly. Living in Milwaukee, our home was nearly hermetically sealed for seven or eight months and so we inhaled second-hand smoke with every breath. My brother, my sister and myself all grew up to be non-smokers. Somehow my smoking father lived for a physically healthy 96 years; my mother reached 87 even after spending most of her life smoking second-hand.

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It's all about

control

It's gotten completely

out of hand at this point. It's like the Salem witch trials when someone lights up a cigarette. I've seen fools claiming that people shouldn't be able to smoke in parks for danger of "second hand smoke", it's absurd.....and no I don't smoke. Private property owners should be deciding these rules, families should decide in their own homes, restaurant owners should decide based on their customer's demands.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Guess no one can burn

incense, either. I would just continue smoking... and burn a LOT of incense!
Gosh, I don't see how anyone lives in CA... no offense to those of you who do, but I just don't get it.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

did anyone watch this?

or tube, just wonderin

Second-hand smoke nearly killed me..

I grew up in a house where both parents smoked. I was always sick - constant ears, throat, nose infections. I lived on antibiotics. Even after the doctors told my mother that I'm extremely allergic to her cigarette smoking, she refused to stop smoking around me or in the house. It wasn't until I moved out that I actually recovered.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Many perfumes have that effect on me.

I am extremely allergic to them. That makes ME sensitive, not perfume toxic.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I had a similar experience with second hand smoke

I'm a victim of severe childhood asthma. My parents smoked in the 40's, 50's and 60's and even a few years in the 70's. I moved out in the 60's for several reasons, one was due to living and breathing in a constant cloud of haze..

My Dad passes away in 99' due to his many years of smoking. My mother quit smoking right afer I moved out and she is still alive and well at the tender age of 90..

Environmental conditions?

...those outside of "second-hand smoke" yet curiously unexamined by "the doctors".

Diet
Chemicals in Diet unknown 50years ago
Chemicals on lawn of home
Chemicals on neighbors lawn during period in question
Chemicals and substances in all areas visited outside of home during period in question
Chemicals in the construction materials used in creating home in question
Chemicals used in cleaning solutions in home in question
Chemicals used in cleaning agents, coatings and materials used in school attended during period in question
Chemicals used in fabrics and construction of furniture located in home in question
etc....etc....etc...

Conclusion...no conclusive evidence to second-hand smoke....

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

As soon as I am around smoking I immediately have

a negative reaction. Banning smoking in restaurants has allowed me to eat in one. I used to puke outside because I became so congested almost immediately and I feel unwell for a day or two. If I visit someone's house who smokes the same thing happens.

There is conclusive evidence in my case, but I can't speak for anyone else. People that like smoking seem to want to discount that others may have allergies to it.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

I think you need to see a psychiatrist not a gp

Sounds more like you have a mental problem that causes the physical problem.
So do you have the same reaction when near a lit fireplace?
How about at bbqs?
If you really had a problem with smoke, you'd have just as much problems with anything burning.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Do some research

Cigarettes have many, many chemical additives, fireplaces don't unless your're going to burn crap like plastic or something. Oh, and the comment about needing a psychiatrist is typical liberal mudslinging and immature as well.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Ha

you said what I was thinking. I have a friend who says he's allergic to dogs. I've known him for decades but now it's to the point that if you say the word "dog" he has a reaction.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Oh BS.... I'm crying inside

Oh BS.... I'm crying inside just a little.

Where There's Smoke ...

... there's fire.

Your charming tale of adventure through the smoke and fog proves the adage.

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2770030

Have a cigar.

the "V" in HVAC is Ventilation.

indoor air pollutants are only of 2 catagories. particulate and gaseous. only particles can be filtered out. even HEPA filters only catch particles, hence the name, High. Efficiency. particulate. Arrestance.
only specialized filters can remove gass's.
back when it was permitted, smokers actually improved indoor air quality.
today they just shut it off.
formaldehyde will kill you, but hey!
it smells good!

Second-hand smoke never killed anybody...

However, second-hand thoughts have annihilated millions upon millions.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

You are 100% correct I was going to comment here

but decided to do a stand alone post so the evidence wouldn't get lost in the shuffle to easily.

http://www.dailypaul.com/263739/the-secondhand-smoke-myth-de...

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul