can someone else please attempt to answer my question? this answer was not helpful for the following reasons:
1. Of course my 5 year old knows what smoke is. There was an assumption made - without that info in my question - that we live outside of civilization and he has not seen smokers. We live in a city and he sees it every day
2. I don't smoke in the house, so all the comments about second hand smoke were irrelevant
3. I don't need a lecture on the health risks of smoking, I obviously know all of that or I wouldn't have quit for 10 years.
What I actually want to know is: Should I risk being a liar in my sons' eyes or should I take the chance and maintain myself as a role model in his eyes? We have talked about smoking and that it is bad, and that I think it is bad. What if he thinks I secretly smoke and is being "sweet" or something by not telling me as he senses that I am ashamed and don't want to admit it to him? Please forward my original question and this response to someone else, or the "open forum" or however it works. I don't want other answers blocked by this answer having been given, as it was not satisfactory but this is VERY IMPORTANT to me and I would like MORE THAN ONE response. Thank you.