Is there a right way to handle people that smoke around there kids?

I hate it when i see a lady in a car with a cigarette and kids in the backseat.. or a man alittle to close to kids at a party smoking It makes me so mad ....what can I do ... I hate just ignoring them.

Update:

Most of the answers must have been from morons.... As a parent of 3 ranging in age..... If you cant be a fit parent or atleast try.... Dont have kids....

Yeah Ill mind my bussiness when your childrens medical conditions are draining my tax money.. Sorry sweetie your mommy or daddy didnt love you enough to smoke outside .... come on people

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Ohhhhhhhh, I'm so with you there, i hate that. Some people just have no consideration for children. I'm not sure what you can do about it, I've shot them dirty looks and coped abuse back. These people aren't respectful enough to think about their children to start with so they are not going to be very open to criticism.

  • 1 decade ago

    Let me guess, you're a new, yuppy mother who thinks the world revolves around you and your kid. You tool around in your minivan and talk on the cell phone. You gossip about other people who you don't approve of and say "Look at those bad parents".

    Shut up and get over yourself. People smoke and do much worse than that around children. Go take your over protected rug rat on a "play date" with some other yuppy tool that you "approve of".

    And by the way, nobody wants to see a picture of your kid so please remove it.

  • 1 decade ago

    hmmm I grew up with my mother smoking around me...and as with most things when it comes to children...its usually not going to harm them. When it comes to second hand smoke...I have always been a skeptic as far as the true health hazards...genetics play a much larger role in cancer or other related illnesses supposedly linked to second hand smoke. Now hygene is another issue...both me and my wife are former smokers and we really cannot tolerate the smell of them around us...but do we think second hand smoke will harm our daughter (especially with the unspoken outlawing of smoking)...not in the least. I think you should ignore them...look at it this way...the way things have been going for smokers you shoudlnt have to deal with it much longer :)

  • jim h
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes . Mind your own business.

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  • 1 decade ago

    im right there with you - it really pisses me off - unfortunately there is not much we can do about it unless they are smoking something illegal. - i know how you feel and im glad that you care about other peoples kids more than they care about their own -but i also think thats sad

  • Omni D
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    And will you make sure the car seat is adjusted properly? Make sure the meal the kids are being fed is nutritious and balanced? How far are you willing to go into other people's lives?

  • 1 decade ago

    I feel the same as you!

    I go to them and tell them, very nicely, the dangers they are putting the children up to.

    I cannot afford to let it pass. It is too important for that.

    So, my answer is: Tell them, VERY NICELY.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes,mind your own business!!! It may not be right but it is not your responsibility to "handle" these people.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, there's a right way: Mind your own business.

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