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Smoking, Dangerous to your Health | Quitting Smoking

My friend Carol (http://mermaidology.blogspot.com/) is being smothered by second hand smoke. And she is rightfully upset; second hand smoke is a killer. Are you smothering your neighbors inadvertently? This is the explicit letter she wrote:

“Dear Unit XXX:

Please be advised that all your nearby condo units are now suffering from ALL the smoking coming from your unit.  Second & Third floor units can smell the cigarettes/cigars all day/night long.  We have closed our vents; it still comes through & our units NOW reek due to your habit.  We cannot sit in our units watching tv or reading without inhaling the fumes.  Give us back our clean air.

It is hazardous, toxic, noxious, & detrimentally affecting our health.  The fumes from your unit have exacerbated in just the past few months with nearby units suffering from the excessive smoke inhalation.  Your smoking has created allergies, headaches, nausea, respiratory conditions to nearby condo owners costing OUR health with doctor visits because of your choice of habit. Please do something ASAP.

Please get help & call 1.800 no butts.  Please do your smoking far from the unit or tightly close & seal ALL your vents, windows & doors & inhale the toxicity yourself:  Not US!  It constantly seeps & permeates & lingers in the walls & floorboards.  You are killing us with second hand smoke while you enjoy a cigarette/cigar at the risk/hazard of everyone around you.  Live & let live & let us all breathe in peace & high quality air index which we once all enjoyed.

This letter will be sent to the Management for further action in one week’s time along with our doctor visits documenting the truth of this situation.

Thank you for understanding your health habit is not just about you – it is affecting all of us.  We live in a community.   Please restore our freedom to breathe clean, fresh air 24/7 day and night.

Thank you for keeping our air index quality environment clean & clear for everyone.

Your Neighbors.”

For more information regarding the hazards of smoking and how to quit please visit: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ped/content/ped_10_13x_guide_for_quitting_smoking.asp

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4 Responses

  1. Yes, nice girls get good & MAD (making a difference) when their rights are wronged. I was brave enough to confront my middle east neighbor who also smokes w/o starting another Middle East war who kindly told me all his vents are sealed off . And when he moved in 10 yrs ago, the perpetrator below him smoked like a fiend which wafted above into his unit. Mind U, he is a smoker not liking someone else’s smoking. So wish me luck when I use my hoarse voice tomorrow & voice my choice & speak up or forever hold my piece of mind!

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  2. Thanks for your comment Carol. Well done. Smoking is a nasty habit.

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  3. Compare lists, Now you have a few sheets of paper (or for some people a book!) you can compare your negative & positive reasons. This is important because often if you have more reasons you like smoking compared to reasons you need to quit smoking cigarettes then you may not be ready to quit & might need to find some more reasons & support to quit. Also if your list of things to do to overcome cravings do not have an answer to all your reasons why quitting might be hard then you may need to revisit the former list & add to it. Two times you have done this not only have you been introspective to see things clearly & plan ahead you have created the base work for a contract with yourself to quit which is a cornerstone of quitting cigarettes for lovely.

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  4. Thanks Shaun!
    If anybody tries Shaun’s system for quitting smoking, please let me know if it works. Thanks!

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