Angel Posted: 02/10/2012 01:49
Jamie, a person's IQ could also be heightened by passive smoke. Who's to know? That's the amazing thing about life. With all the millions of products on our planet none of us have any clue what effect they have on us especially those we injest. It's extraordinary how all the food and drink and drugs appear to be so hidden from us as soon as we consume them. All we can really go on is how we feel after using them. When I was growing up amongst two smokers I was top of the class in primary school many times. I had another girl up there with me who used to pass me out sometimes so this used to drive me on to beat her very much. I also had two other brothers who were highly intelligent and did very well throughout their lives.
Where my own kids were concerned who grew up amongst passive smoking I took a huge interest in their education and I encouraged them extremely well. Some of them are still in college and I have one girl who has now been offered a place in Trinity College to do her masters in medical physics and I have another daughter who has just recently got a letter from her college praising her on the brilliant high marks she achieved this year. I would do anything in the world to educate my kids and I know many families who couldn't care less. Which is better Jamie? To smoke and bring out the best in your kids or not be a smoker who has no interest? (Note that I am not encouraging people here to smoke either - I'm just weighing things up)
Don't also be fooled into thinking that mothers aren't smoking. I have met many women who have said that they don't smoke outside the home in front of people in case they will be judged. And they admit that they smoke at home instead. There are other mothers who make the effort yet have reported that they had intense cravings throughout their pregnancy. What effect I wonder do these cravings and longings for cigarettes also have on the baby Jamie? As a very experienced carrier of children myself I believe you can also transfer thoughts and feelings to babies in the womb. How many people talk to their babies and play music to them ect? If a mother is more relaxed and happy having a few smokes throughout their pregnancy, surely this is better than a mother who is uptight and tense without them.
I'm also confused as to why you think smoking is such a dirty habit. What is so dirty about it? I never looked on smoking as dirty even when I wasn't smoking. The cigarette you take out of the packet is fine and clean, you light it, place it on your lips, blow smoke and top the ashes into an ashtray. What's so dirty about that??