Is my partner or child smoking behind my back?

Whether your partner or loved one recently gave up smoking, hasn’t smoked in years or says they’ve never smoked, you might have suspicions that they are secretly hiding a nicotine addiction from you. If you suspect that your partner, child, parent or loved one is keeping their addiction from you, you don’t have to live in doubt any more!

There are many reasons you may suspect your partner is sneaking a secret ciggie, or even more, behind your back. Their clothes smell like smoke, you’ve found a cigarette burn on something around the house, you’ve found a cigarette or packet of smokes or a lighter on them. But there are always excuses. ‘It was a friend’ is a common one. ‘That’s from back when I smoked’ is a good one two.

They could also deflect your questions to shut down any logical argument you might bring to the table, such as ‘why can’t you trust me?’ and ‘I need you to support me in quitting, not doubt me!’. They could even try to blame it on you as a way to make themselves seem innocent.

The main thing with this is not to ‘catch them out’ but to help them get over their addiction. While they’re still stuck in denial, all you’re going to do is damage the relationship. However, if you can get past the excuses and have a real conversation with them, you stand the best chance of getting through to them.

Having photographic evidence from a surveillance investigation helps you shut down their excuses. If you have a photo or video recording of them smoking, and/or a log of when and where they’ve been smoking, you can get past the excuses and get into a proper, real discussion about if they want to quit, how they will do it and how you can help. In the end, a private investigator Sydney/Melbourne could be your ticket to breaking through to your loved one’s secret smoking habit.

If you have suspicions about your partner, child, parent or loved one keeping a smoking addiction from you, our detectives can help you get the necessary proof or peace of mind that it really is just their friends. If you have your suspicions, stop worrying and get to the truth with the help of our discreet detectives. We have the highest degree of experience and skill, and know how to get you the truth you need to break through the lies. Give us a call on 1300 721 715 or email and bust the secret ciggie for good!