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Subject: Smoking, but not in the home?
Date Posted: 6/13/2009 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2009
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I'm 18 and living with my parents while I go to school. I do not smoke and never have but my parents both do.

They smoke in our garage though and I keep all of my books safe in my bedroom.

If people request my books and want them from non smoking home should I decline?



Date Posted: 6/13/2009 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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I would because the cigarette smoke does cling to clothing and hair and can be brought into the home that way.  You may not even be able to smell it since you're around it.  I know when my mother smoked, I didn't smell that smoky smell on her but once she quit, I could definitely smell it on things in the house.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 3:56 PM ET
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I would decline. I too have lived with parents who smoked before. And although they never smoked in the home, when I moved out my things still smelled of smoke... and I had never even noticed! It's around, it's on their clothes, their hands, hair, etc. I would decline.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 4:03 PM ET
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PBS gives us the choice to request the book a second time with the RC off.  You should decline and state why.  Then folks can request again without the RC if they are not all that bothered.   It is not your job to figure out who does not like the smell and who gets headaches from it.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 4:17 PM ET
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This is just my honest opinion, but I would go ahead and accept the RC and then pm the person and mention that and make sure it is ok.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 4:42 PM ET
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Unless your never read in an area of the house that the smokers are,  I would decline. Smoke gets into book paper so easily and when they are directly exposed, it can be very strong to those of us that don't handle it well. If you only read in your room and your parents rarely go in there, then I'd say go ahead and accept.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 5:34 PM ET
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If there is central heat and/or air in your home, then any smells that come into the home via person or clothes or belongings will get circulated throughout the home wherever the air goes.  And books are like odor sponges.  I would decline.