Cigarette smoking is legal in Malaysia, but that does not mean one can be inconsiderate and smoke up a room full of non-smokers, especially when your own child lives in the same place.
A Taiwanese lady, identified only as Pheobe, has lost her patience with her family’s smoking habits, having chastised them in vain, multiple times for smoking in the same room as her child, whom doctors said are very vulnerable to secondhand smoke – and took to social media to vent her frustration.
In her post, she had said that her child has developed breathing difficulties, claiming that the smoking habits of her family members as the cause. She said even that did not deter them from smoking inside the house and have continued their habits, even as their child suffers due to the smoking.
Furthermore, doctors have said that their child’s condition does not allow him to stay in a room full of secondhand smoke, and continued exposure may very well cost his life.
She even shared images and a video (since taken down) of her child, seemingly having difficulty breathing normally.
However, she suggests that even warnings of their child’s death did not put a stop to the smokes, and angrily chastises her family for claiming to love their child, when they could not even stop smoking inside the house for him.
Smoking is legal – but that does not mean your habit should come at the expense of the people around you.