Hey, Ben Affleck! There's a Help For That, You Know...

March 8, 2012 by Mom Jeanine
shefinds | Kids

I know, I know. Smoking cigarettes isn’t illegal. But I’m totally one of those uptight parents who thinks it should be and I have no problem admitting it. I think smoking is gross.

And  because I gave some celebs moms grief over smoking a few months back, it’s only fair I do the same for new dad Ben Affleck. And yes, I think it’s important to emphasize the fact that Ben’s newborn son is just weeks old. He may not be smoking right over the baby or even in the same room as the baby, but babies have noses. And the stench of cigarette smoke gets into your clothes, your hair and even on your hands. What parent wants their newborn baby breathing that crap in every time he/she holds junior?

Now I’m not saying Ben is a bad dad because I don’t know the guy. But what I do know is that cigarettes are deadly and that there are tons of options out there to help people quit. Why parents like Ben Affleck continue to smoke and send a dangerous message that smoking is okay to their kids still boggles my mind.

You can call me crazy, but that’s just my opinion on Ben Affleck smoking. It negatively impacts your quality of life and that of those around you, so why do it?

What’s your take? Do parents who smoke bother you? Are you a parent who smokes? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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