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OK, probably going to offend some smokers out there, but:

I hate smoking.  Loathe it.

So, imagine my disgust that our downstairs neighbor smokes. And smokes, and smokes. So much so that we can smell it in our house.  it creeps up through the floorboards in the wee hours while we are in bed, for C comes in from work/partying anywhere between 11:30 pm and 5 am. 

I wake and light a candle in the essential-oil burner, but I still (or because of that?) wake with a sore throat.

And then the stench starts again around 10 or 11am when C wakes up.

It's his house and he can do what he wants, but it infuriates me that his nasty habit encroaches on our living space.

Does anyone have any experience with anti-tobacco wall plugs/ candles? Are they effective?  And while it might get rid of the smell, I guess I can't do anything for our lungs. :(

Thankfully we are moving into summer and can keep the windows open.  But what about next winter with a baby in the house? *wails*

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frigg
May. 19th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
No suggestion here, I'm afraid, just wanted to offer my sympathies. :(
mnfaure
May. 19th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Even those make me feel better. thanks.
pjthompson
May. 20th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Same as May: no solutions but much sympathy. I had neighbors who liked to smoke on their balcony late and night which was next to my bathroom window which was close to my bed. Very nasty.
mnfaure
May. 20th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Yes, cigarette smoke is so pervasive and invasive and all around nasty.
rabiagale
May. 21st, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I soooo agree with you.

Is the downstairs neighbor a tenant as well? Can you talk to your landlord about it?
mnfaure
May. 22nd, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's a tenant and he's the landlady's employee. *sigh* If it continues to be bad, I'l going to at least ask C to smoke with his windows open.
rabiagale
May. 22nd, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
*HUGS*

If it were me, I'd be looking to move (I know you just moved in though and I bet the thought of doing so again is not exciting). I have such a low tolerance for cigarette smoke!
mnfaure
May. 25th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Well, we are not abandoning the possibility of moving again. It won't be fun, and it won't be exciting, but it will be for the best.
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