I am allergic to tobacco smoke. All I have to do is be near a person who smokes, whether they are smoking at the time or have the smoke on their clothes, and my eyes water and my sinuses start to run. It isn’t pretty. I have had to get out of line at a cash registers because the people behind me reeked of smoke.
A smokers lungs actually filter out some of the toxins a non smokers lungs breath in….. (that’s what was told to me years ago. I believe its still true.) Sorry, I don’t smoke. :0)
It will make you smell like cigarette smoke,your skin, hair, clothes, it can make you cough, sneeze, make your eyes teary. You will breathe in second hand smoke which is known to cause cancer.
You will need to wash every item of clothing you were wearing when you get home, they will STINK!
It will affect you just as if your smoking as well.
When the person smokes the smell goes into the air and anyone in the room will breathe it in and then that smell goes trough your nose and into your lungs.
So basically standing beside a person who smokes is basically you smoking as well.
Second hand smoke has been shown to be as bad or worse that actually smoking. Its very dangerous health wise. Than goodness for smoking bans in public.
Hmm I hesitate to answer because what I’ve discovered is the complete opposite of what we’ve all been taught about this issue. My father, never smoked, was never around it–died of lung cancer at 71. His father, chewed tobacco from “just a whipper snapper”, died healthy from old age at 99. My husband smoked for decades, but was killed by a drunk driver & was healthy as an ox. Our daughters & I have suffered no lasting health issues from living with a smoker. Maybe we’re all aliens, I don’t know… :p
I never smoked, but when my husband quit smoking I went through a mild withdrawal. It only lasted a few weeks, but it was weird when I figured out what it was.
Until about fifty years ago, almost 100% of males smoked and it was not a problem. Stores and theaters had ashtrays about ten feet apart to catch all the butts. Suddenly in the 1960s some old ladies started claiming to be offended by the odor. They even claimed that on airplanes, where the air filtration was so good that you could not smell smoke unless you got the cigarette almost in your face. Since then people have gone crazy, discovering horrible effects that were previously unknown. It is impossible to give you a straight answer when you can’t tell facts from craziness.