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Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 4:08am
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I'm not a smoker. Cigarette smoke always made me queasy, so I never tried it. Which is very fortunate because I'm a food addict & would probably be a chain smoker if I had ever started.
I was wondering if they have ever used Peanut products in cigarettes? My dd seems to get a light rash anytime we are somewhere with a lot of cigarette smoke. I try to avoid it, but sometimes you can't. She is PA & TNA. I just wondered if there was any peanut/nut products in the cigarettes??
Lea (mom to Jamie (TNA & PA) & David (due 4-15-03)

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 5:18am
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Cindy:
You shouldn't be embarrased, cuz you're not alone. I smoke, too. Been trying on and off to quit for years, but I find that I can really only cut down to about 2-4 a day and maintain my sanity. Right now, it's about 1/2 a pack, but I'm going to be training for an inline skating marathon in March at Disney, so I gotta cut back down again. My kids are going to help me get in shape and the workouts should keep my mind off the nicotine cravings. But, all the same, you're not alone. Some of the rest of us are still puffing away in blissful ignorance, too!
~Melanie

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 9:07am
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So,
Melanie,
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Do you smoke in public?
Do you smoke at home?
Do you smoke in your car?
Do you believe "non-smoking" sections (in general) effectively contain the smoke??
Are you over 18?
Do you believe smoking and second hand smoke has a detrimental effect on your health and on the heath of others?
Do you enjoy smoking?
Is it relaxing?
Is there some benefit you derive from it?
Would you catagorize yourself as a smoker?
Do you know anyone with Asthma?
Does your smoking affect your performance athletically?
Do you mind the restrictions placed on smokers?
Finally...............................
Would you support legislation on a ban of tobacco and the sale of tobacco products in your state, province, or country? Why or why not?
Do I ask to many questions? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I would greatly appreciate ANYONE who would be willing to answer at least one question [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 12:56pm
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Hi Mommabear, I'll try to answer your questions, but some may be controversal and not by popular belief...So here it goes...
1.) Yes, I smoke in public, when I have too, I don't like to though.
2.& 3.) Yes
4.) No I don't believe they contain the smoke effectively.
5.) unforntunately (sometimes)
6.) I believe that living w/2nd hand smoke, or consistently around 2nd hand smoke is unhealthy, I don't believe occaisionally encountering 2nd hand smoke is unhealthy, but definately a nuisance to non smokers.
7.) This one is a toughie, yes sometimes, do I enjoy the effects, no.
8.) see above answer
9.) my family does, lol, they don't have to deal w/the nicotine withdrawl, and the bi**hy moods. But no not really. Just the non withdrawl effect.
10) do I have a choice?, lol
11.) Yes, 2 son's
12.) Only between breathes after running after my 4 yr old, lol....Definatley have problems with exertion and colds
13.) Now the real quincher...No I would not support a ban, my reason is not b/c I smoke and wouldn't like it, but b/c I believe smokers get alot of the bad flack..My true belief is that alcohol is more damaging and more of a problem than cig. i know alot of people will not agree w/me on this, but I truly believe that alcohol is a major family breaker, killer in many ways, and they get NO flack...In fact they are the biggest supporter of our sports on TV, our kids see it and think that alcohol is okay if it is so largely supported by our football and other athletic leagues. I realize the same is true for the cig. advertisements in magazines and in stores, but they aren't as widely seen by kids as the alcohol, and that is b/c they've been banned from tv ads (have never understood why cig. are banned and not beer?)
I want to end by saying I respect other peoples reasons and choices to not be around the smoke, I hate cig. most of the time, I know they stink, etc.
And finally for your last question....No, in fact u've asked some real interesting ones..
be interesting to see how other's answer your questions.
HTH,
Lana

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 2:49pm
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Cam's mom,
thank you for taking the time to answer. thank you for your honesty. You stole my fire [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (on the alcohol issue---------it seems to be the most sacred to people)....
I would be interested in what others have to say also...........
Anyone feel free to read the questions and substitue alcohol in place of tobacco.........the questions still would work. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by MommaBear (edited January 10, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 11:40pm
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Do you smoke in public? Yes
Do you smoke at home? Yes - mostly outside, but after the kids are asleep, I open my windows, turn on the fan, open a book and smoke away...
Do you smoke in your car? Only in the summer with all windows open, and ALL butts go in the ashtray.
Do you believe "non-smoking" sections (in general) effectively contain the smoke?? Depends on the restaurant and the ventalation system. Some work, some don't.
Are you over 18? WAY over 18, though I still get carded for cigarettes (no wrinkles yet!)
Do you believe smoking and second hand smoke has a detrimental effect on your health and on the heath of others? On me, DUH. I'm not a rocket scientist, but I'm not an idiot, either. Of course. Second Hand Smoke? Depends on the individual. Some people are very sensitive, and others are not. All situations effect all people differently. But, if you know someone smokes and it bothers you, don't go there!
Do you enjoy smoking? Yes
Is it relaxing? Sometimes, but really it just tastes good. To me.
Is there some benefit you derive from it? Not really. Just like to do it.
Would you catagorize yourself as a smoker? This is a silly question, isn't it?
Do you know anyone with Asthma? Yes.
Does your smoking affect your performance athletically? Yes.. which is why when I'm training I cut down to 2-3 cigs a day or less, if possible. Need my endurance.
Do you mind the restrictions placed on smokers? Absolutely. It's a free country and I should have a right, in private, outside or in my car to do what I please with my own body... and if you walk past me and give me crap for smoking when I'm OUTSIDE, I'm going to tell you you're an utter butthead and to get a life!
Finally...............................
Would you support legislation on a ban of tobacco and the sale of tobacco products in your state, province, or country? Why or why not? Absolutely, emphatically not. Not in the USA. What you do with your body is your right and liberty and what I do with mine is MY right. Keep your dogmas out of my life and your restrictions on your own personal level and I'll be happy. I won't inflict my weird religious or political beliefs on you if you don't inflict yours on me. Fair is fair.
Do I ask to many questions? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Nah.. it was fun! You always seem to leave interesting posts.
I think I answered ALL of them! JOY!
~Melanie

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 11:42pm
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Do you drink in public? Sometimes
Do you drink at home? Yes
Do you drink in your car? No
Do you believe "non-drinking" sections (in general) effectively help alcoholism? Yes
Are you over 18? Just a little [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Do you believe drinking and people drinking next to alcoholics has a detrimental effect on
your health and on the heath of others? Sometimes, depends on how much one drinks. Yes, it would be uncomfortable for an alcoholic to go out to a bar or restaurant around a whole bunch of drinkers.
Do you enjoy drinking? Oh Yes
Is it relaxing? Most definitely
Is there some benefit you derive from it? The red wine has lowered my cholesterol
Would you catagorize yourself as a drinker? Yes
Do you know anyone with Asthma? My two children, my Mom
Does your drinking affect your performance athletically? I'm sure it would but I don't work out when I'm under the influence...that could be dangerous on the treadmill
Do you mind the restrictions placed on drinkers? If they took drinking out of public places I wouldn't care
Finally...............................
Would you support legislation on a ban of alcohol and the sale of alcohol
products in your state, province, or country? Why or why not? No, what I do in my own home is up to me, fine take it out of public places so we don't sway the alcoholics into drinking again but let me drink in my own home
Do I ask to many questions? Holy Cow yes and I don't have time to go back to all of them but I hope this helps a little
When comparisons are made of one health concern to another, it doesn't serve any purpose. People all experience their diseases, ailments, handicaps, allergies, whatever, differently.
I believe there are similar traits about them but to say one is worse than the other, undermines the uniqueness of each individuals own ability to handle their problems.
I don't believe in any one thing being the problem of another. It takes up a whole lot of variables in between to form the outcome.
JMO [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 12:03am
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for everyone who replied thus far: Thank you for taking your personal time to reply! It is much appreciated.
Smack: Thanks for the "trial run" with alcohol related to my smoking questions!!
a comment: (not a critique)
"Do you believe drinking and people drinking next to alcoholics has a detrimental effect on
your health and on the heath of others? Sometimes, depends on how much one drinks. Yes, it would be uncomfortable for an alcoholic to go out to a bar or restaurant around a whole bunch of drinkers."
(Quote from your post), I also could relate it to DUI's, accidents related to drinking, it's affect on the family, fetal alcohol syndrome, the culture of drinking and how it affects youth.............etc. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I'll leave that up to the rest, though (impatient thing, aren't I???)
And: I should add the additional question for the alcohol survey: Do you know someone who is an Alcoholic? (Instead of "Do you know someone who has Asthma?) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Again: Thank you all for tolerating the pop quiz thus far!!

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 12:52am
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Hey MommaBear,
Just finished my workout and read your post.
Do I know someone who is a alcoholic? I have been surrounded by it for a long time. From best friends father to dh's father, now deceased. I was a very involved bystander, I would go to support groups for people who had loved ones that were alcoholics(I use to go with my best-friends Mom)Ananon(sp?)or something like that.

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 1:01am
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No I do not smoke, but I sometimes worry about the long term effects of being around smokers in my younger days.
After I was pregnant for the first time, I acquired an absolute disgust for the smell of smoke. Today, I cannot stand to be around smokers and hate the way they smell, especially in the winter when their coats reek. To me, now, it looks so primative.
I also hate the butts everywhere you go! Even in the sand in children's playgrounds.
My older sister smokes and everytime I see her light up, (I'm never indoors with her), I think about my grandmother and great aunt who died from lung cancer, and know that chances are that one day I will have to go to the hospital to watch my sister die, as her lungs rot right out of her chest.
Personally I can't imagine teaching my son about the deadly effects of peanuts while puffing away on a fag.
You know I love ya all on this board----including the smokers, but Mommabear wanted bare bones honesty, so there ya go. Don't hate me guys and gals.

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