My Dad has always smoked in the house.
As a kid- I never noticed or was bothered by the smoke because I was used to it.
As I’ve gotten older and moved away from home I’ve become more and more bothered by the smoke when I visit but now it’s at an all-time high. In the last year not only does my Dad smoke in the house, but my sister and her boyfriend who also live at home will all smoke IN the house, at the same time!
When I get home all my clothes smell like cigarette smoke… and the last few times I even swear I can taste smoke in the back of my throat for days after I visit.
I’ve told my family about this and they’ve basically said too bad- it’s our house. I was supposed to go home for Christmas for two weeks but I’m not sure what to do about this smoke. I really want to see my family but I can’t afford to stay in a hotel and I think the smoke bugs me more every time I’m home.
What can I do?
Butt Out, Cambridge
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