Sick Again

Due in large part to exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. I don't smoke, but there are some stupid, morally unevolved humans that do: my neighbour living in the next suite of our non-smoking apartment; a few of the regular passengers on my bus commute that inconsiderately empty their smoke-filled lungs inside the transit vehicle; and, a few of the contractors that come into my workplace, that do the same thing. Lung cancer is a bad way to go, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but sometimes I feel like they should suffer, like I'm suffering right now.

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Um, no.

Mar 22, 2024 at 11:08am

Move. Find yourself a smoke free environment. Wear a mask. So what if people might look at you funny. I'm hyper allergic so I understand your position but god no. After witnessing two heavy smokers die of lung cancer do not even for an nanosecond think that kind of death upon anyone.

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You should see a doctor

Mar 22, 2024 at 5:42pm

I'm around smokers and campfires all the time and it's never made me or anyone I know sick.

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They won’t get it

Mar 23, 2024 at 5:55am

Either that or they just don’t want to admit that their nasty habit is harmful to other people. Some of us have very sensitive lungs and even a small amount of cigarette smoke can cause major irritation. Even standing close to a smoker who isn’t even smoking can make me cough, because of the smoke clinging to their clothes. It’s just gross but they’re addicts so they will just keep on justifying their bad behaviour because quitting is so hard. I have compassion for them as addicts, but I don’t have any sympathy when they complain about not being able to smoke wherever they want to nowadays. If I have to experience negative health issues because of your bad habit, that’s not fair and it’s your responsibility to do what’s necessary to make sure that you’re not hurting anyone else by your actions.

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@op

Mar 24, 2024 at 2:37pm

Smoking seems to have roared back to life during and post-pandemic. It's a coping mechanism surging in popularity. It's a frustrating but common problem to live next to smokers. I suggest you get proactive about it. Use fans to redirect air outside and HEPA filters to clean the air inside your apartment. Baking soda makes a terrific, cheap deodorizer than will filter out noxious fumes. And don't forget to leave windows open at night (weather permitting) when your neighbor is not smoking, in order to let clean air into your apartment. Good luck.

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Toluene

Mar 25, 2024 at 8:40pm

There's a printing company on the ground floor of my building. I don't know what they were doing today but the whole building stank of toluene. My brain throbbed. How I miss the days of the whole building stinking of pot and people smoking anything they wanted in their suite.

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Bo

Mar 26, 2024 at 12:57pm

Can I also just add that wtf is it with smokers who feel so self entitled and just throw their butts on the ground?? You wouldn't throw garbage on the ground( yes,some do) but you feel you have some right to dispose of your butts everywhere!!!! It's disgusting and please don't even try to make the claim that there's no where to put them; my friend who smokes carries a small ,lined packet that he places his butts in. What is wrong with you people?? 400,000 butts are thrown away every week!!! Let me guess,you don't care( so typical). I can only surmise that it must be a sad reflection of the way you feel about yourself. And it's also so typical to not care because someone else will pick them up right?? You live in such a beautiful city but your behavior is so ugly. ( and I don't care about any downvotes,you know I'm right.

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Emeraldgirl

Apr 2, 2024 at 7:17am

Agreed.

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