After about six failed attempts per year I quit smoking (from 40+ daily) 31years ago. The first three days were horrendous but day four it was like turning off a tap and I haven't smoked since and other people smoking has never bothered me since until the fug is so low I can't see across the room. Even here that is very rare. I do object if someone is blowing smoke directly into my face but that's more a question of bad manners than smoke.DJ wrote:... Then I gave up smoking 11 years ago and, wow, I immediately hated the smell and effect of smoking. ...
moved 2 crete wrote:I understand from advice from many years ago that lifelong nonsmokers are more tolerant of passive smoking than those who have smoked many years then given up, how many agree with these sentiments, I personally gave up on doctors advice some 40 years ago from a habit that was 60 a day and 100 a day at weekends, senior service and woodbines, glad I did, still here at 80..
Joan wrote:I would add two things to the discussion so far.
i) Inhaling smoke is a real problem for asthmatics like myself. If we’re eating indoors and someone is smoking on our table or very nearby, it takes three full days for my lung function (as confirmed by my peak flow meter) to return to normal afterwards. So the price for me is wheezing and feeling under par for three days. The effect is less marked outdoors, but it’s still there.
ii) Fortunately, things are definitely improving overall in respect of anti-social smoking in Crete. The younger generation – for reasons both of health and economics – are so much better than their parents and grandparents are/were. We’ve been coming to Crete for nearly 30 years, and we eat out a lot. There is no doubt that we experience less smoking nowadays, more people not smoking at all, more people going outside to smoke etc.
I am optimistic that things will continue to improve.
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