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Neighbour smokes drugs

I recently had a leak from a pipe in my flat. It caused a hole into downstairs flat. As a result the smell of cannabis has been coming into my house. This has caused me a lot of anxiety. I worry I might get a “contact high”. I know from my student days weed just causes me problems. Moreover I don’t want to associate with drug users.

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Could you use something to plug up the hole? I’m not sure how much second hand smoke would be needed to get a contact high however I’m thinking the smell is probably the worst of it but just to be safe try to plug up the hole.

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Put a towel over the hole. Helps a bit. Just feeling a bit uncomfortable that my neighbours are drug users. People are always coming and going from the flat. I lived next to junkies in my old flat. I moved because of them. Don’t want it all to happen again.

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I would say that half the people you encounter on a daily basis - cashiers, parents, shopkeepers, any average joe you encounter on the street does some kind of drug or drinks - Drugs are a part of our culture - this does not make them “bad” people - self medication is what it is. As long as you keep your nose clean and mind your own business you should be fine

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Yeah your right @Wave. I shouldn’t judge.

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You’ll be fine. I think someone would have to blow smoke in your mouth for you to get a contact high. The smell of it won’t get you high. Even chilling in a bit of smoke, I doubt you’d get high.

Do something about the pipe.