Mother is banned from smoking...

  1. because her son reported her. Apparently, it made her son sick so he got his own Mother in big trouble! He complained about the second hand smoke and the lingering smoke. This story is new to me. Has anyone heard about this in the news?? I don't know anymore details because the story is over.

    All I know is... in order for this woman to bring her son home she "must" quit smoking. COURT ORDERED!

    Wow! He's just a little guy too.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   semstr
    read about this in the newspaper this morning.
    Well the boy is 13, so not that small.
    Mother (Newspaper reported smokes about 1 pack a day) stated, father (aka ex-husband) and ex in laws are behind this, so she cannot see her child any longer.

    What ever, however, where are we going, people???

    What shall I say here, stop smoking so you' ll be able to see your kids?
    This is sick!
    Take care, Renee
  4. by   bagladyrn
    I have been following this story in the newspaper, and from what I've read, this boy has no health problems such as asthma which would be aggravated by smoke (yes, I know second hand smoke is bad anyway). My guess is that the whole story would show that this is more of an adolescent rebellion/manipulation or divorced family dynamics problem than actual health issue.
    I wonder if this boy avoids all of his smoking teenage buddies?
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Haven't heard of this one. I would have to hear much more of the story. My gut instinct though is that this is not some poor child who truly wants his mommy to quit endangering her health.

    I'd buy the custody angle.

    And baglady... Good point about his buddies.

    Heather
  6. by   Mkue
    What about the parents who smoke pot and take illegal drugs, will those kids be taken away? Last I knew you can't go wacko by just having a cigarette. How many crimes are commited while people are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Haven't heard any recent stories of cigarette smoking parents going wacko from Nicotine.

    I agree second hand smoke is harmful and the mother could be asked to smoke outside, it didn't have to go this far. The in-laws are perpetuating emotional problems for this kid, far worse than second hand smoke it you ask me.

    Aren't children more at risk with parents that are involved in drugs selling/dealing/using? Those are the kids that need protected by gunfire etc..
  7. by   wildhoney
    Originally posted by semstr
    read about this in the newspaper this morning.
    Well the boy is 13, so not that small.
    Mother (Newspaper reported smokes about 1 pack a day) stated, father (aka ex-husband) and ex in laws are behind this, so she cannot see her child any longer.

    What ever, however, where are we going, people???

    What shall I say here, stop smoking so you' ll be able to see your kids?
    This is sick!
    Take care, Renee

    Thanks for the update Renee.

    I don't know what kind of lawyer his mother has...but he/she obviously ain't that great. I hate cigarettes, but since when did smoking become a crime?!? It's not illegal to smoke so I don't understand how his case even made it to this point.
  8. by   mario_ragucci
    When it comes to ratings, money, advertising and getting people to watch and follow a story so they'll see a commercail or two, the TV and media moguls will come up with and report ANYTHING.

    Yaba, daba doo
  9. by   hapeewendy
    I wonder if little boy will have such views when he is tempted by peer pressure into trying pot or something, I doubt it

    at 13 lets face it, we all felt we could take on the world and were always right, sounds to me
    like this is just the little buggers way of getting what he wants at the time.

    I dont know all the details but I can tell you that I have the greatest mother on the planet (I tell her all the time that she has to live to be 125 because I love her so much ha ha) and she smoked through all my childhood *hey it was the 70s-80's* smoking seemed more acceptable then compared to todays standards

    I have asthma, my mom still smokes but she does so outside in the summer,on the balcony in winter and basically only in one room of the house. Not perfect I agree, and the nagging 13 year old still left in my bugs her to stop all the time, but the person has to want to quit otherwise you can nag til you turn blue in the face (I think I almost acheived that!)

    anyway, interesting story...... wonder how it will turn out, any thoughts?
  10. by   Zee_RN
    That's downright scary. I'm a non-smoker. I hate smoking. I'm always amazed at people who DO smoke with their kids in the house or worse yet the car...but this court-order is just plain WRONG! Who knows what's next?!

    Look out, folks...big brother is watching
  11. by   VickyRN
    In which state did this take place???? I can tell you hands down that this would never fly in North Carolina!!!!
  12. by   LSRN
    This story is in People magazine this week (the one with Dudley Moore on the cover) if you want the latest.

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