Whenever my dudes go to lunch or coffee breaks, afterwards they smoke while I don't so it is hard for me to breathe. I am not a smoker, but I still want to hang out with my dudes. How can I hang out with them but still keep my lungs good?

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    Only two things work, have them stop smoking or not hang out with them. Neither meet your question requirements.
    – Willeke
    Sep 20, 2019 at 14:56

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There is pretty much nothing you can do about this other than keeping some distance from them or requesting them not to smoke when you are around (you may cook up some health issues like asthma,etc)

You can also consider wearing an anti pollution mask. You can again give reasons like too much pollution/protection from viral diseases etc

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    Pretending to have a serious health issue when you don't is a terrible idea, even if the targets aren't people the op is going to interact with on a daily basis..
    – notovny
    Sep 17, 2019 at 15:35

If it's a breezy day, stand up-wind from them.

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    You can even tell your dudes that you're doing that intentionally, so they help keep the smoke off your clothes and out of your lungs. You know, if they're considerate dudes. Sep 16, 2019 at 15:16
  • yeah I'd say they are considerate since they move away from us and they blow smoke away from us
    – chip
    Sep 19, 2019 at 4:46

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