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Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?



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On Aug 27, 9:42*am, "Dave East" wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Look on the bright side - they may not live long and your problems
will be solved!
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On Aug 27, 9:42 am, "Dave East" wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up
with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Look on the bright side - they may not live long and your problems
will be solved!


Thanks. But they are all young and look really healthy.


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Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up
with the smell of it.


Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it
on the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it
be a waste of time?


Just be grateful it's not a barbecue.

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Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Sometimes a thick hedge between them and you could help. Trees and
shrubs are supposed to absorb pollution aren't they? If not, lots of
strong smelling stuff on boundary like rosemary, pennyroayl, mint, even
curry plants! Sacha and i would recommend Salvia turkestanica
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"Dave East" wrote in message
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Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up
with the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Must be pretty bad for you to smell the smoke to such a degree!

Bill


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On 27/08/2011 09:42, Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Why don't you try getting a life?

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"The Medway Handyman" wrote in message
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On 27/08/2011 09:42, Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up
with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it
on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Why don't you try getting a life?

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A smoker by any chance?

Mike



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Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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On 27/08/2011 09:42, Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?




That sounds like a lot of expense and trouble. Presumably both
households sit out in the garden regularly and, presumably need to sit
close to the shared boundary? What establishes the boundary at the
moment ... a fence .. a hedge .. chainlink?

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JoeJoe wrote:
On 27/08/2011 15:39, The Medway Handyman wrote:
On 27/08/2011 09:42, Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed
up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed
it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?

Why don't you try getting a life?


Typical smoker's reply.


Well, if we ignore the obvious trolling and prejudice, cigarette
smoke makes a lot of people with breathing problems cough very
badly. I am one. I have never minded pipe or cigar smoke, so
was always very annoyed that the airlines used to allow cigarettes
but not those AND place the smokers near the air inlets rather
than outlets.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:19:35 +0100, "Bill Grey"
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"Dave East" wrote in message
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Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up
with the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Must be pretty bad for you to smell the smoke to such a degree!

Bill

Or a hyper-sensitivity to cigarette smoke.

Long term, a tall hedge is an option but if you must have a more
immediate solution, try 6 foot high fence panels.


Cheers
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"The Medway Handyman" mocked:

Why don't you try getting a life?


Most likely Dave has already got a life and he is trying to hang on to it
and his health by avoiding passive smoking.

Presumably you are a cancerous vulgarious, otherwise you would appreciate
just how abhorrent the putrid stench of second-hand tobacco smoke is to
others.
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Interloper wrote:
"The Medway Handyman" mocked:

Why don't you try getting a life?


Most likely Dave has already got a life and he is trying to hang on
to it and his health by avoiding passive smoking.


Thieving *******. That's smoke that was paid for by someone else.

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On 27/08/2011 15:39, The Medway Handyman wrote:
On 27/08/2011 09:42, Dave East wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed
up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed
it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


Why don't you try getting a life?


Typical smoker's reply.
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On 27 Aug, 09:42, "Dave East" wrote:
Our next door neighbours are very heavy smokers and we get a bit fed up with
the smell of it.

Wondering if we bought one of those fairly big house fans and placed it on
the garden table whether it would make any difference or would be it be a
waste of time?


There are three ways of approaching this in order of preference I
suggest
a) speak to them nicely and lie and say that one of you is suffering
from an allergy that MIGHT result in an anaphalactic (sp?) fit (with a
small but significant risk of death) if she/he has one as a result of
exposure to cigarette smoke and that you both suffer from sneezing and
watering eyes when this happens. Could they please be kind enough to
note the wind direction and not smoke in the garden when the wind is
coming towards you and you are in the garden

b) absent a cooperative response simply build a large fence 6' 6" high
adorned on the far side with lots of no-smoking symbols subtly
engraved or spayed in wood preservative so that they are dicernable
but not TOO obvious and grow a dense hedge as well as suggested to
take over above 6'6" in due course

c) lastly, you have a right to peaceful enjoyment of your property and
the intrusion of bonfire smoke cigarette smoke excessive noise
vibrations or ANYTHING that causes a nuisance in law you can get an
injunction to stop them doing. It might be that you can take air
samples and provide the evidence to the EHO!!! That would be a first.

Chris


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