Dear Baba Rumcake, I smoke. I have friends who don’t smoke. Sometimes I’ll finish a cigarette and then get into a friend’s car. I will tell them first “I just had a cigarette and smell like smoke”. They always say “Oh just get in.” Is this rude of me? Should I refuse to get in so I don’t stink up their car? I’m not smoking in their car but you can smell it on me Stinky Smoker
Dear Stinky Smoker, Oh Honey, you ALWAYS smell like smoke! Most smokers do not realize this, but it is in your hair and clothes all the time not just when you recently had a cigarette.
If your friends have been dealing with it for this long then it is okay with them. Get in the car. They know the score and they prefer to be with you than not, so leave the self conscious behavior behind and get in the damn car and get over it.
If you really cared in general, even about your own health, you would stop this destructive behavior and stop smoking for good.
But, like most smokers, you worry about the smell in your own car even. You probably smoke outside the vehicle or put your hand outside the window making sure that it does not have cancer in the future.
Watching people do this irritates the hell out of me, but well, they do not care about the condition of their breathing apparatus but care about the smell in the car. Go figure!
Blessings on your blackened lungs, Baba Rumcake