When Smoking Affects Your Relationships

When Smoking Affects Your Relationships

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow

Founder & Owner of: 4373 Fashion Lane

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Fashion Writer

Picture! We shared so much together. Then, I became sick and could no longer hang out. I tell you about my condition and it’s side effects. You listen intently and ask me if I need anything? Yes! I need you to stop smoking around me.

Easy task right? Wrong! Chronic smokers have a hard time kicking the habit. Their disease of chain smoking affects everyone around them. Smoking is an expensive habit. You wash frequently. Non smokers don’t come over, the house, spouse, kids and dogs smell of smoke.

The horror of it all is: you have asthma and you still smoke! Unfortunately, we stay away from people like this to preserve our lungs and children. At least that’s my stand. My parents were smokers. I’m a non smoker and my husband doesn’t smoke. My older brother and his wife smoke. Their home reeks of it.

I no longer go by their home because of it. I have a lung condition and an autistic child. So, I put our health first. My sister in law has asthma but continues to smoke. I do not understand it. She is addicted, plan and simple. I don’t have an answer for this one. I just pray she doesn’t have a massive asmatic episode.


  1. Never judge a smoker!
  2. Be respectful if your health, etc, prevents you from socializing with your smoker friend. 
  3. Be genuine in your communication. 
  4. Remember that smokers a human as well.
  5. Smokers have a disease they cannot kick as easily. 
  6. Each smoker copes differently. 

Remember! Practice makes perfect.


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Article Credits: Nola Crow

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19 thoughts on “When Smoking Affects Your Relationships”

    1. Smoking is an addiction. Like most addictions, the person must acknowledge it, and be willing to make a change. Your friend does not sound like he is ready yet. Hang in there. Be positive and remain hopeful and pray full for his recovery.

      1. It is working. It’s been so many months since we all tried to make him quit. He has joined the gym now and is working to improve his health. Hasn’t quit smoking completely but he has slowed down. Slow but steady progress.

  1. It’s good to know that there are some non-smokers who don’t hate smokers. xD. I’ve a lil say this topic myself.. do visit mh profile and have a look at it.

  2. Smokers don’t realize how much it costs them physically. Even after knowing, they still don’t quit. Yes, they are habitual but there should be a practical approach and they should end up with these activities.

  3. I’m in the process of quitting smoking because I love my wife and child-to-be, and let me just tell all of you: It’s HARD. I love my wife more than life itself but this will be the third time since we got together that I’m trying to quit and stay quit. It’s not about not knowing its bad for me, it’s about… okay but have you ever been around me when I’m not smoking? because I’m a right cunt. and i know it.

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