Smoking around children, in general, whether they be yours or someone else's makes you a bad person, let alone parent. Just because you want to slowly kill yourself doesn't mean you should present that same fate to your child. If the second hand smoke doesn't cause them problems, the habits they are sure to pick up from you certainly will. Maybe you should smoke crack around them too. Using your logic, as long as they are your children you should be able to do whatever you want to around them. Maybe you could drink a few 40's (which I imagine are right up your alley) & take them for a spin in the car too - you self absorbed idiot. You're trying to justify horrible behavior because you are too selfish to change.