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Subject: Non smoking conditions and fireplaces?
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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I'm just curious as it is getting to that season.  How do others handle conditions that something be non smoking if you have a real woodburning fireplace?  I usually decline those conditions as my husband smokes outside and I don't want to risk the credit, but I wonder if fireplaces are an issue for those with smoke allergies? 

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I would send a PM and ask because it likely depends on the individual.  For example, I have a non-smoking household condition, but I also have a wood burning fireplace and that smell does not bother me.  However, I also do not have allergies and someone who does might feel differently.

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 4:28 PM ET
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You might want to ask each person individually.  Personally, I had to quit using our fireplace at the same time I had to stop being around all cigarette smoke, and I have to avoid going outside when there are forest fires affecting our air quality.  It sucks.  We now have a fake fireplace insert, but it's just not as romantic <sigh>.  Carol Ann

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 8:35 PM ET
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I asked this same question a while back.  We run a fireplace a lot and have been running it for about a month now.  I haven't had any non-smoking requests since so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it.  I haven't noticed a smoke smell on my books and it's pretty much only the living room that has the fireplace smell.  I'll probably accept and then PM the person to make sure before I send the book out.  If it's a WL book I might decline just to be save and let the next person have it-not fair I know but better safe than sorry I guess.   

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 11:29 PM ET
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Like Carol Ann, I may have to quit using my fireplace due to asthma.  BUT, I wouldn't thik twice about a book from a home with a fireplace.  I don't think the smoke would cling to it the way cig smoke does; probably because it's not a constant. 

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 12:26 AM ET
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If the conditions says NO smoking envirement or NO smoking home - I would take that to mean NO SMOKE period.   If they mean no cigarette smoke then I'd think that is what they'd say.  

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 9:51 AM ET
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I think to be safe you have to treat the "no smoke" condition to include wood smoke.  While it's different from tobacco smoke, it can still be very strong and an irritant.