Re: Anyone live with a smoker
Hi Lynn...that's tough. On the one hand, our whole parents generation was raised with smokers and a lot of them turned out OK, but on the other hand, all the science today proves that second-hand smoke it just as bad and smoking yourself. My husband's parents both smoke heavily and whenever we go to their house, it's all I can do not to run out of there gasping for air - ugh. Not to mention all my clothes smell, hair smells, etc. Alot of out friends smoke pot too, but if thy come over, I make them go in the basement where I can't smell it...although my personal opinion is that the cigarette smoke is much worse than the pot smoke...
Anyway, if you can't afford to move, you're sort of between a rock and a hard place...if you can invest in a high quality air purifyer, that might help. I suppose it's nice of your roommate to go into his own room to smoke, but maybe if he adds some towels under the door or something, uses a fan by the window - anything to cut back on the smoke you're inhaling. Also maybe get some of those surgical masks for you to wear while he's smoking? It might look stupid, but at least you won't be breathing in as much smoke. Just a thought.