Hi all, Felt i needed to post today, i feel incensed/frustrated/sad/disheartened all at the same time !! I phoned social services today re advice on the new no smoking policies that come into being in June as dad is a prolific smoker (got worse since A.D. was diagnosed ) To cut a long story short the girl has told me that dad will be unable to smoke in the home (which we perfectly understand )but also that he will be unable to smoke outside in the grounds/gardens!!!!!! I have been told to look for alternatives! I`m ashamed to say, this made me cry as i am dads sole carer and have no siblings etc., to lighten this load. I don`t know what to do......i feel deserted by the authorities and VERY angry that after all these years as a smoker, dad has in affect been " dumped" as know one wants to know!! I feel also that i`ve been "sentenced" to a life of caring, with no reprieve. As much as i love dad, i need a break. We had got a holiday booked for August.......but it looks like my husband ,daughter and grand-daughter will have to go without me, because of beaurocracy (sp) i destined to be a prisoner in my own home. Thanks for reading this. Jan.