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THURSDAY, MAR 29, 2012 4:55 PM MSK
A smoking ban — for homes?
A California city considers a misguided proposal that would do just that, and be a serious encroachment on privacy
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS

TOPICS:HEALTH, TOBACCO INDUSTRY
It’s an accepted – and often much appreciated – fact of modern American life that there aren’t too many places you can smoke. It’s been a long time since anybody was allowed to light up on an airplane, in an office, in most bars and restaurants. In New York City, you’re not even legally permitted to smoke in many outdoor public places. And in Orange County, you can’t light up on your own patio or balcony. Well, at least you can still come smoke in your own home, right? I said, right?

Not so fast, Don Draper.

On Wednesday, the city of Elk Grove, Calif., began discussions to ban smoking from rental apartments. Unsurprisingly, the California Apartment Association and the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley are opposed to the smoker-repelling measure. The Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition, meanwhile, is urging the city to become the first in the county to enforce an apartment-smoking ban. Several complexes in Elk Grove already have privately issued residential smoking bans — bans that are echoed in apartment complexes and co-ops around the country.
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/29/a_smoking_ban_for_homes/
kamianta: (Default)
THURSDAY, MAR 29, 2012 4:55 PM MSK
A smoking ban — for homes?
A California city considers a misguided proposal that would do just that, and be a serious encroachment on privacy
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS

TOPICS:HEALTH, TOBACCO INDUSTRY
It’s an accepted – and often much appreciated – fact of modern American life that there aren’t too many places you can smoke. It’s been a long time since anybody was allowed to light up on an airplane, in an office, in most bars and restaurants. In New York City, you’re not even legally permitted to smoke in many outdoor public places. And in Orange County, you can’t light up on your own patio or balcony. Well, at least you can still come smoke in your own home, right? I said, right?

Not so fast, Don Draper.

On Wednesday, the city of Elk Grove, Calif., began discussions to ban smoking from rental apartments. Unsurprisingly, the California Apartment Association and the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley are opposed to the smoker-repelling measure. The Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition, meanwhile, is urging the city to become the first in the county to enforce an apartment-smoking ban. Several complexes in Elk Grove already have privately issued residential smoking bans — bans that are echoed in apartment complexes and co-ops around the country.
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/29/a_smoking_ban_for_homes/

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