I don't understand why someone would go back to smoking again after 7 years. My mother quit and was fine until a couple months ago. She started back up and smokes a pack a week (she says) but I count more. She smells like smoke now and I can't even be in the same room with her without coughing or a tight chest. I tell her she needs to stay outside longer, but she doesn't. She forgets things things I tell her, and forgets everything I ask her to do. The chicken and goats went a whole day without water because she forgot I asked her to do it right before I went to work. She is forgetting to feed the dogs, so I took over that too. I'm taking care of all the animals now with no help. She gets angry faster, and yells more. 3 years ago, she watched her own father die of lung cancer, and 8 years before that, my grandmother. My grandfather was only 72 and was diagnosed with stage 4 and died a week later. She hides it too. I did not find out until I caught her in the act, and then she told me not to tell my brother. He ended up catching her too. Now she acts like it is no big deal. Since she started, my stepfather started back on chew. She has asthma and can hardly breathe anymore, yet she just complains it is allergies. I lock myself in my room most days now, as I can't stand to be around her. I wish I knew before I declared as a commuter this semester, or I would have gladly gone and lived at school to get away from here. She always said that she would never smoke again until she caught me or my brother doing it. I guess she lied. sorry, I just needed to vent or I was going to explode.