I've got 5 baby beardies, now 5 mos old, which I incubated & hatched out here at home on my own. Have approx 16 lizards, all beardies with 3 being Mali Uros & have been lizard keeping going on 15 yrs now. My question, which I already know the ansr 2 but need confirmation & more info on, is this: can cigarette smoke harm them (I know it's a yes) and if so how badly, symptoms, how much can it shorten life span, etc. I just got a new roommate who chain-smokes like there's no tomorrow. I'm disabled & am allergic to it but she duznt seem to care. My lizards have NEVER been exposed to this and we are all suffering. She keeps her door shut (so is mine to the point I freeze at note coz she duznt sleep all nite & sits up watching tv & smoking. In the 3 wks she's been here the last week I've started coughing so bad I vomit several times a day. My eyes burn & it's absolutely horrible. She SWEARS she duznt smoke outside her room but just this AM, I caught her rite outside my door (smoke was so bad it WOKE ME UP!!) with a cig hanging outta her hand and ashes falling all ovr floor. I've caught her in the act several times but I'm now the bad guy and my new name is "Satan"! My poor lizard's. I can hardly bear it. One male baby 4 days ago started coughing & wheezing. I KNEW it was the smoke & she sed "prove that 100%"! I started Gandalf on some Panmycin antibiotics I had (my car was stolen a yr ago & I can't get to a vet) in case he has an URI. He's not coughed nearly as bad today but is still doing it. Tonight as I got ready to turn out all their lights, I saw this HORRIBLE alien slug-like thing sitting in the female's cage. I FREAKED! When I looked closer it was either 1) vomit or 2) poop. I'm thinking vomit coz I've NVR seen any poop that looked like that. It smelled like sumthing had died. U cud c cricket parts in it that LOOKED undigested (?) and it resembled a hairball a cat wud thro up -- that shape & length & stuck 2gether kinda like that. I really think its vomit & even tho I turned Nessie's light out, I can hear her coughing now. So now BOTH babies r coughing! I KNOW good & well in my heart it's this daggum smoke but L won't listen to anything. I'm sick & she duznt care so why shud she care about them? She has 2 small dogs & 3 birds in her room that hafta breathe in this toxic air 24/7 so I've appealed to her sense regarding her "love" (really....!) 4 her own pets & she says she's had them for yrs (one is a 4 mo old puppy!) and "they're used to it". Per law, I gave her 30 days notice today but I'm afraid my baby lizards won't make it another month! PLEASE SUM1 HELP! 4 what good it'll do, I need to "prove" to her it's her smoke making them sick. Ridiculous. And guess what? She's not paid me the 1st months rent after being here 3 wks. Yes she's leaving but I don't even care about my bronchitis & vomiting -- it won't kill me. All I care about is my lizards & saving my babies! I'm afraid it WILL kill them. And also the 20-yr-old Uro & 13-yr-old beardie who's REALLY getting old & not able to move around as well - they're in danger too! PLEASE HELP!!