Apr 07, 2012
I was really hopeful that my boyfriend's grandma would quit smoking but she hasn't. I mean she did quit for a whole week but then some stupid family member bought her more cigarettes so then she picked it up again. Then once she finished that pack I thought she'd stop but then she found a pack in me and my boyfriend's room that we bought for her a while ago and now shes smoking that! I'm starting to feel like shes never going to quit. And its really frustrating. I tried talking to her today about the horrible health effects that it has on her body and me and my baby's. But she refuses to listen. She's started coughing lately and simply thinks that shes sick and while she very well might be sick. I think there is a much greater chance of it being from smoking. Both of my grandparents my mom and her boyfriend smoked. And they would all cough after they smoked. Especially one of my grandmas who smoked almost her whole life. Even though she stopped smoking a long time ago she still has horrible smokers cough as a result of the damage that smoking did to her body. I tried telling my boyfriend's grandma that her smoking could cause me to miscarry but all she said to me was well I've had eight kids and none of them died and they're all fine. She doesn't get it! She doesn't understand that just because HER kids turned out fine doesn't mean that mine will. Especially since I was already exposed to smoking a lot as a little kid and I have asthma and has bronchitis and pneumonia and earaches as a result of secondhand smoke. It REALLY irritates me that just because her kids turned out "fine" supposedly means that mine will be just "fine" too?