Now that's out of the way- you know what really pisses me off? These idiot assholes who bring their young kids in for asthma and reek of cigarette smoke. It makes me sad to even acknowledge how much it happens. Pretty much without fail I find out while taking care of these kids that it's not their first visit to the ER, either. Oftentimes, they look like shit and need to be IV'd and transferred, and I find out it's not even their first IV start either. Seriously?
If you and your kid both smell like a pool hall, you're obviously still smoking inside your house and probably your car with the toddler in tow. If the kid has been to the hospital for this before, I cannot fathom that you don't understand that this will almost certainly lead to another visit where your child will again be held down by several adults and get another damn IV start. The weather isn't that bad here. Literally the only change you have to make is walking outside for a matter of minutes. Even if you weren't told that this simple lifestyle change could be the difference between your child sitting at home playing or going to the ER and being tortured, which I find very hard to believe, it's a pretty simple cause and effect relationship that anyone who isn't a complete dumbass should be able to observe. The only two options then, are that you're really, really stupid, or you are such a shitty parent that you really don't care about your child's health enough to step outside for three minutes. Judging by the reactions I get from the education I attempt to give on this subject, I'm guessing it's the later. A butthurt "Are you saying this is my fault?" is not generally the response I get from parents that care.
But yes, since you're asking, I am saying that. Because it is your fault. Please, continue smoking. Just not around your small child. It isn't that hard.