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Your Life: Dear Miriam - Family fury at smoke ban; A PROBLEM SHARED ADVICE HEALTH.

Byline: DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD

Dear Miriam,

My wife and I just celebrated the birth of our daughter and this should be a happy time but it's not.

She refuses to let our daughter near any cigarette smoke. The problem is that all my family smoke and they're not getting to see the baby.

We used to let every visitor smoke in our house but now we ask politely if they would smoke outside. When we visited my parents and asked if they'd stop smoking with the baby there, instead of saying OK they went off the deep end. Dad said: "You can't tell me what to do in my own house." My wife left and I followed feeling very embarrassed.

I'm tempted to take our daughter to see my parents once a week, when my wife's at the gym. One hour visiting them can't harm my daughter. It just breaks my heart that they can't see her.

All I want is for everyone to be happy and for my parents to be happy grandparents.

What should I do?
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 24, 2009
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