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  1. This is a very thought provoking article indeed. Sadly though, I know many people who smoke inside with no regard for their children’s safety, much less their pet’s safety.

    Plus, smoking indoors while the pet is outdoors does not solve the problem. The smoke is still in the house and when the pet comes back inside, he is still in danger of second hand smoke.

    If you don’t believe me, then visit the home of someone who smokes. The house constantly smells like stale smoke, even if the people are not currently smoking. The smoke lingers in the air for quite some time before settling on the occupants of the home, be it animate or inanimate.

    I hope this article encourages smokers to be more aware of their surroundings and make them more responsible for the consequences of their actions. Am I condemning smoking? No, I believe that is a personal choice, but it isn’t for everyone. And, as a non-smoker, I prefer to be able to breath fresh air while inside and to be able to got out in public not smelling like stale smoke.

    • Sadly though, I know many people who smoke inside with no regard for their children’s safety

      An excellent point which I missed due to my obsession with cats and not having children!

      You are right about smoke and nicotine and the other chemicals in the air and also on furnishings in the home and remaining there for a long time.

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