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Neighbours smoking

Neighbours on either side of me spend all fucking day smoking and it's just disgusting. One side of my house is my clothes line, the other is my dining & second lounge. I am so trapped, I feel like I can't hang washing out or open my windows because I don't want third hand smoke on my kids clothes and wafting over into my house and furniture. Is there anything I can do legally to get them to smoke further away from me? Selfish pricks I'm so angry. They can to kill themselves and their families if they want, why should we be affected. I didn't buy this house to be trapped in it because of a dirty habit and weak fuck heads. Urg

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Hand the hose to your kid and say aim for the smoke ahaha

 Love it! Haha
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Smokers are the most disgusting,’selfish people in the world. How they can do it in public makes my boood boil.

 I totally agree with you.
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 And they can ban alcohol too, people who drink are just as selfish! Sick of domestics happening in my neighborhood-all alcohol related, all police can do is move them on for a day or two and then back to same old.
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 They should ban sugar too! & fat people!
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 And dogs cause you know they can bark and that shit keeps me awake & that's dangerous i could have a car accident & kill someone
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 Sharp knives you better knock that on the head too
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 Medications dear lord what a mess people can get into with those. Can you call your mp about that?
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 Don't forget ban children! I hate having to hear them play next door when I'm sitting in my yard having a smoke and drink with my dog, and binging on some mcflurries laced with diazepam 😂😂😂😂😂
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Selfish prices doong what they want in their own house.


You should move.

 *pricks doing
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 erm she brought her house...so why should she move ?
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I live in an area where burning off is constant, smoke in our washing & windows & doors but i don't threaten to sue the council or fire brigade. Because that's life & you have deal with it. Maybe you should do the same it would be less stressful. If you can't then move.

 Non-smokers should NOT have to deal with it and they should NOT have to move either. Why should non-smokers suffer at the hands of toxic poisonous smokers if they want to die let them do it by themselves and not affect others that do not smoke.
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 You've really got yourself all worked up haven't you? Maybe there's more going on in your life then people smoking in the houses next to you? Perhaps you need to address why you little things effect you so much?
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 You do sound slightly hysterical
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 you must be a smoker for stupid comment like that
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 I wish they would permanently ban smoking altogether its health hazard and the price of cigarettes need to be triple the price of what they are now as they are still too cheap to buy.
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 Just because I am against smokers doesnt make me hysterical at all I am entitled to voice my opinions against this toxic poisonous cancer sticks that is what they are. If you want to smoke go smoke in your own little dungeon where it doesn't affect others. That would be a good solution smokers should buy themselves shipping containers with no windows and go sit in them and smoke till their hearts content but make sure the doors are shut so we don't smell it.
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 I'm not actually i just believe people should be free to live their lives as they see fit & not be dictated to by others - crazy i know. And i do seriously think you WAY to angry about this & you're overreacting. I'd recommend a yoga class.
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 Does anyone remember when smoking was allowed everywhere? Pubs, restaurants, shopping centres, planes, airports, hospitals even? I do. You couldn t go anywhere without coming out smelling like a smoker. How times have changed. Smoking will never be banned. But they are making it harder and harder for smokers.
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 Nope, I totally disagree with you when they affect other people they should do it where it won't affect anyone. Hope you don't have any grandbabies would hate to see them being subjected to toxic poisonous second hand smoking from their parents. Again I am entitled to voice my opinions on this matter.
So you think its ok for us taxpayers to fork the health bill for these pathetic smokers which is costing us billions of dollars ? Do you think its ok for people on welfare benefits to be spending 'welfare payments' on cigarettes ?

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 Government does not give people welfare benefits to spend it on toxic cigarettes, alcohol, gambling they should be stripped of their payments.
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 My father has had 3 triple bypasses he died at age of 60 caused by SMOKING
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 Yes I remember that and I am glad they are banning it everywhere I hate trying to walk into main entrance walking past filthy smokers copping all that poison in my face, stench of smokers make me ill.
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 But where does it end? Can't buy chocolate, cant buy non approved cereal, can't buy dried fruit because of it's sugar content, paper towels or tampons because they're considered non essentials. Can i ask if you'd approve of these things for the unemployed if we all living under your reign?
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 The cashless card is on its way and already been trialled in some areas. It means you cannot buy alcohol or cigarettes using your welfare money.
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 Sorry to disappoint you but I'm not on welfare - wrong again. I know this must upset you because you need to justify your rudeness somehow. Happy passive sweetie 😘
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 I say put a total ban on smoking its unhealthy not good for you toxic and addictive ..only losers smoke
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 "Only loser smoke" - 🙄 good comeback
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 To the person who's dad died from smoking, my mum died at 40, never smoked in her life, from Lung cancer. Meanwhile my 90+ year old grandparents on my paternal side smoke like chimneys and smoke inside the house and are somehow fine.
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 You off your meds girl??
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 My neighbour died in 2015 he was only 48 years old before he died and the cause was from 'smoking' he had 'emhysema he lived on big oxygen tanks to help him breathe.
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 I lost my nan to smoking she was in her late 60s she had lung cancer caused by smoking she was heavy smoker.
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 Talk about cashless card that will affect everyone just welfare recipients. Wait till humans have to be microchipped if they refuse they cannot trade, but or sell.
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 Talk about cashless card that will affect everyone not just welfare recipients. Wait till humans have to be microchipped if they refuse they cannot trade, buy or sell.

Agenda2030

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 Cashless cards are not working. Do your homework on them girls.
Many areas especially rural aboriginal communities trialed them. They were set up to only be used at certain stores than these stores tripled prices of everything!

You will be wishing the government spent the less than one percent of their budget on welfare differently if the cashless cards do come in as anyone looking to buy cigarettes and the like are likely to beg, borrow and steal. Affecting us more than welfare does.

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Not sure if you can do this but what about privacy screens? It could waft the smoke above clothesline and window level.

Jeez how close are your houses? My husband goes outside to smoke and out neighbors smoke but it doesn’t make the clothes smell, it’s barely noticeable. You sound hysterical by the way, smoking may be gross but step outside and get hit by a bus.

 😆
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 How would you know if your clothes smell if you live with smokers???
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Gee, I can pick all the smokers replies here.
They're so defensive and rude to others who they affect...and they don't care. Typical selfishness of smokers.
To the OP, there's realy not much you can legally do with people skoking in their own yards, but you CAN be obnoxious in return!
Do you have a leaf blower? They're great! I suggest you get one, and blow back the smoke to them. (wear ear protection, they're loud) They plague you with their smoke, so plague them with loud power tools! And it clears the air around you!
Could also try burning a small safe fire...and burn some dog poo and waft it over to them with your leaf blower.
See how they like THAT! And there's nothing that they can do to stop you either.
If it was,anything else, I'd suggest telling them that it's affecting you and wafting into your house, but smokers are a massively swlfish bunch, and they honestly don't care who they affect and think they should be able to smoke wherever they please, no matter who else it affects.
The only reason they comply with the public bans is that it comes with a fine. They would not refrain of their own accord because they are so massively rude and selfish.

 Apologies on typos. I hate touch screens, lol!
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 Yes they are very rude and absolutely right they dont care about affecting other humans or pets for that matter. They dont even care if they're affecting their unborn babies you still see them sucking in all that toxic crap while pregnant and even around their own children.

I know few people that own and rent houses its stipulated on their tenancy lease no smoking in their rental houses or in the yards. So wait till more start banding together and ban it in all their rental properties, I honestly dont blame them I wouldn't rent my home to smokers either.

I reckon they need to increase the prices of cigarettes more like triple the price they pay now, it's still to cheap. Also make it compulsory smokers should pay for their own medical treatments not be funded by taxpayers for their health that they are poisoning themselves with.

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 I am so glad my older children have brains not to smoke.
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 You are so wrong i don't smoke but your whingey attitude grated my nerves. Cheers biatch.
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The average smoker smokes a pack a day. This is what comes out of smoking for 30 days. I decided to do a simple experiment using cotton balls as lungs to determine what comes out of smoking a pack a day for 30 days, that's 600 cigarettes!! This is not a scientific test, it's an analogy of what could happen and what could accumulate and what it could do to your mouth, throat and lungs not to mention how it compromises every system in your body in order to try to tell you to stop smoking and stop slowly killing yourself. The average smoker smokes a pack a day or even worse some are chainsmokers that will chainsmokers from morning to night. The effects of smoking on your body is no secret and if you don't know by now, here is another reason why you need to quit smoking. There is 100 years of data and death to prove the devastation smoking has on the body. 5 million a year die worldwide from smoking. This shows why. It's never to late to quit and once you see what a pack a day for a month does to your lungs and body it will give you the fuel you need to fire up the will power and quit! Good luck on your journey to quit smoking. Remember, waiting another day could be one day too late. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD__r66sFjk

 U did an experiment?
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 Talk about cashless card that will affect everyone not just welfare recipients.
Wait till humans have to be microchipped if they refuse they cannot trade, buy or sell.

Agenda2030

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Shows you how people on here do not care of the impact of what smoking causes to other people or pets or to themselves.
Very selfish humans in this world that needs to think of other people and pets.

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The best thing about apartment living. No one is allowed to smoke in the entire complex! Even as an owner 😁

 Best of only a few things
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 * Smoking🔥🥂
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burn incense near fence or write a nice letter pretending you or your kids have respiratory problems

''We have had situations where people have been driven out of their own homes by it,'' he said. ''There have been a number of successful workers compensation claims but now people are starting to realise they have a right to complain about exposure elsewhere.'' https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/cancer-survivor-to-sue-neighbours-over-their-second-hand-smoke-20111228-1pcv0.html

Sydney landlord ordered to pay $11,000 to tenant because of chain-smoking neighbour
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-landlord-ordered-to-pay-11000-to-tenant-because-of-chainsmoking-neighbour-20151123-gl5b4p.html


Home owners and Renters can take legal action against TOXIC SMOKERS and their Landlords especially if the landlords know about it I would start there by complaining to their Landlords about the problem Landlord if they are descent person will try to rectify the problem or speak to their tenants. Their landlord should spend the money to stop the problem it shouldn't be out of pocket expenses for you when you are a non-smoker.

Kept your windows shut during hot weather or your heater off during cold weather to prevent smoke from entering your home.

 So if you have to keep your windows shut during hot weather or your heater off during cold weather to prevent smoke entering into your home you should seek legal advice as your neighbours are disrupting your peace and enjoyment of your property at their expense
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 So then the ban should go further by banning it in suburban areas in rental houses just like they have banned it in Apartments which is a start. More people need to start videoing people in their cars with children under age of 16 that are smoking and report them so they get fined for it.
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 We are trapped inside when normally we live for the outdoors landlords will stipulàte tennant to smoke outside and we dont know who the landlord is also both sides may not be renting. We moved here in november 2018. We cant sleep in heat with windows closed and at 5.30am we wake up to smoke on our beds and down our throats we are
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I think that it is a good idea to put a ban on smoking in all rental properties not just Apartments it should be houses that are separated as well.

 It is banned in rental properties. That's why the tenant goes outside. In this case tho, it doesn't say the neighbors are renting, maybe they pay their mortgage and still have money to smoke
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 I don't rent to smokers, much easier.
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 Why don't you just ban renters? Oohh that's right their paying your mortgage. Shouldn't the people who pay your mortgage have rights too? Or are they just for overfinanced greedy entitled people?
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 It's my place, and I choose not to rent to smokers. Even if they smoke outside it's still makes the house stink. Have only had the issue once, we just didn't offer another lease.
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 Great to see house owners who rent their properties that wont tolerate it there needs to be more like house owners you that stand your ground and have that policy and follow through with it. Yes it does stink I went to buy a car a couple years ago it was a one owner very well looked after but ughh doin as I got inside of it all I could smell was the disgusting filthy cigarette smell and the car was professionally cleaned. So didn't buy it , it makes everything stink to high heaven smells like dirty old ashtrays.

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 Maybe we could start labotamising them as a stipulation in their rental contract?
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Maybe see if the health department can help. I saw someone smoking with a baby in the car and I rang the police to report it and they said call the health dept

 It is illegal to smoke in the car with kids in it though
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 Yes it's illegal but it's not the police who get onto it and hand out fines. Flicking a lit cigarette butt or anything else out of ur car window is also illegal but it's the keep australia beautiful council that deal with it 😊
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 I personally know someone that was fined by police for flicking a lit cigarette out of the car window, when pulled over there were kids in the car so they got two fines for that (2 kids) this was in qld, may be different elsewhere
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 Um actually yes it's the police who fine you for smoking with kids in the car. Also for flicking cigarettes out the window. Also the local rangers can fine you for that as well.
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 People need to start using their smartphones more get evidence keep reporting them for littering their cigarettes out whilst driving, and if they see children in the car while adults are smoking report with your evidence hit them smokers where it hurts the most their pockets.

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 Second responder, nope that is a police matter. Someone started a catastrophic bush fire recently (I think in WA) by flicking their cigarette butt out their car window. They got sent to Gaol
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Not only does 'second hand smoke' affect humans it also affects your beloved pets.
A number of studies have indicated that animals, too, face health risks when exposed to the toxins in secondhand smoke, from respiratory problems, allergies and even nasal and lung cancer in dogs and lymphoma in cats.

 https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/09/17/how-cigarettes-and-smoking-impact-your-pets-health.aspx
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 Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds and some of these are chemicals commonly used as ingredients in mothballs, floor cleaners, pesticides and paint strippers. While many studies have shown that exposure to these chemicals can increase humans' chances of heart disease, lung cancer and other cancers, some recent animal studies have shown that exposure to these chemicals can also increase the risk of these diseases in pets.


Pets can also have strong reactions to smoke particles in the air. Just like members of their human families, pets can develop respiratory infections, lung inflammation and asthma when exposed to secondhand smoke.
https://www.vetwest.com.au/pet-library/does-cigarette-smoke-harm-your-pet

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 Did the teacher tell you had great cutting & pasteing skills in school? I bet he did. Good job. ⭐
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