A ‘negative-aggressive’ remark aimed at a woman smoking in the yard splits the internet

Reddit users brought up a situation in which a woman faced criticism from neighbors for smoking cigarettes in her backyard.

the postwhich has garnered over 10,000 votes since being shared by u/Left_Kaleidoscope109 on reddit The “Am I The A**hole” forum discussed a note and conversation a Reddit user had with neighbors who complained about her smoking while kids were in the neighborhood.

“One of our neighbors inserted a passive-aggressive note through the mailbox last week, saying something along the lines of: ‘My kids just want to play in the backyard. Thanks for exposing them to cancer, I hope you are happy, wrote u/Left_Kaleidoscope109.

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Here, a stock photo of a woman smoking. Reddit users sparked a situation in which a woman said she faced criticism from neighbors for smoking in her backyard.
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Passive smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to secondhand smoke can be harmful to children and adults.

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke may have health risks and may get sick more often.

“For children with asthma, inhaling second-hand smoke can trigger an asthma attack” Center for Disease Control He said.

The Tobacco-free youth entertainment He said the smell of secondhand smoke can be detected up to 23 feet from the source, while irritating levels start 13 feet from the source.

“Moreover, anyone stationed downwind from an external source will be exposed to secondhand smoke, even at great distances from the source,” the organization said.


Redditor u/Left_Kaleidoscope109 said she lives in a house with her husband, but smokes cigarettes in their backyard because he doesn’t like the smell and doesn’t smoke himself.

After receiving the message, she said she decided to ignore it and continued smoking in the yard.

u/Left_Kaleidoscope109 wrote “Then 4 days ago one of our neighbors knocked on our door and complained, he said I shouldn’t smoke in their backyard because their kids are playing in their backyard.”

Their yards are large, she said, and she smokes in the middle of her yard, which gives the smoke “more room to disperse.”

“I think my neighbor is only complaining because he can see me smoking over our fence,” u/Left_Kaleidoscope109 said.

Reddit users are reacting

Some Reddit users said it wasn’t unreasonable.

“It’s your yard,” was written at the top of the comment. “You are outside.”

“If children inhale a lot of smoke flying over the fence, they can take them to the playground or [something]Another Reddit user wrote.

However, one Reddit user said that despite it being hers, her smoking affected her neighbours.

And they said, “You are engaging in a habit so bad that your partner will not tolerate it and you inflict it on your neighbors and their children.” “Your smoking affects their ability to enjoy their own possessions.”

Others said that while it was her right to smoke in her yard, she could try to work out a compromise with her neighbours.

One Redditor wrote that they “can’t stand” the smell of cigarette smoke and would be bothered by a neighbor who smokes a lot.

They wrote: “This is yours.” “Maybe you can do something with the neighbors where you don’t smoke at certain times, when the kids are playing outside.”

Another commentator echoed the sentiment and said their neighbor’s cigarette smoke smelled of their yard.

“You cannot control what someone does with their private property, so the best solution is to work with the neighbours,” they said.

NEWSWEEK u/Left_Kaleidoscope109 has been reached for comment.

Other posts on the popular forum “Am I The A**hole” have sparked conversations among Reddit users.

Mother She was supported after she told her sister – who had destroyed the mother’s baby supplies – that she hoped she would not have children.

one man He was supported because he asked his mother and sister to help pay his bills if his wife became a housewife until they had children.

another woman Face Criticized for not interfering when her husband made “cruel” comments about her sister’s infertility.

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