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Smoking - Asking for Light and Hate Smoking

When you don't have a lighter or matches, do not ask for fire.  That is a common mistake.  Instead, ask for a light.

"Do you have a light?"
"Can I borrow your lighter?"
"Can I use your matches?"

If you catch someone smoking, like your kid or your significant other, you can say,

"Have you been smoking?"
"Is that smoke I smell?"
"Who taught you how to smoke?"
"Where did you get those cigarettes?"
"I saw you smoking yesterday."
"You smoke don't you?"

Finally, for people who do not like smoking, here is a section on communicating your disgust with smoking.

"I hate smoking.  It smells so bad and hurts my throat."
"I don't like that club because it smells like smoke in there."
"It is way too smoky in the bar."
"It's a little stuffy with smoke in here.  I'm going outside to get some fresh air."
"Have you ever kissed a smoker?  You can taste the smoke.  It's disgusting."
"I get a headache when I'm around smoke."

Second hand smoke is a term used for non-smokers breathing the smoke from smokers.  So if you are a non-smoker and you are in a bar, the air you are breathing is basically second hand smoke.

"I heard that second hand smoke is just as bad for you as smoking."
"Second hand smoke can give you health problems too."
"Children who grow up breathing second hand smoke have greater health risks growing up."
"I don't mind second hand smoke.  I got used to it over the years."

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