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How can I handle taking small kids and myself into a smoke filled house for the holidays?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Quickly

Those who are not used to a smoke filled environment may have a notably rough time when suddenly put into one.
There can be an irritation of allergies, asthma, etc. If you or the children have these things, you may need to make other plans. I would prepare them tactfully so they don't loudly exclaim about it, but watch for breathing issues, coughing, etc, and if they happen, make your regrets.

In brief: Quickly

Those who are not used to a smoke filled environment may have a notably rough time when suddenly put into one.
There can be an irritation of allergies, asthma, etc. If you or the children have these things, you may need to make other plans. I would prepare them tactfully so they don't loudly exclaim about it, but watch for breathing issues, coughing, etc, and if they happen, make your regrets.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
the less time you and your children spend in such a dangerous environment, the better for all of you.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quickly or don't

Cigarette smoke puts kids at risk for everything from asthma to ear infections - and seeing that you are ok with it may lead them to think its ok.
Have the smoker's over to your smoke free house, don't go, or stay 20-30 minutes.

In brief: Quickly or don't

Cigarette smoke puts kids at risk for everything from asthma to ear infections - and seeing that you are ok with it may lead them to think its ok.
Have the smoker's over to your smoke free house, don't go, or stay 20-30 minutes.
Dr. William Walsh
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