I’m assuming that the cultural shift away from smoking is also happening across the US, but here in Australia smokers are the new pariahs.
I, like most people, know the risks and dangers associated with smoking. We should — we hear them often enough. So when a kid, who are often present at adult parties, asks me “Why do you smoke?” it becomes difficult to answer.
The honest, and simple, answer is “because I enjoy it.” But it’s not something I want to say to impressionable children. The last thing I want is for them to be attracted to it as well.
Any ideas on getting around the minefield of choosing to smoke (especially around kids) in a predominately non-smoking society? -Jess
Any smokers in the house have good go-to answers for this kind of situation? (Reminder: keep things respectful in the comments. Sometimes smokers gotta smoke — no judgies.)