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The Appellate Division’s decision is certainly beneficial to cooperative and condominium boards faced with claims involving second hand smoke. It indicates that, in order to be successful, claimants will have to produce meaningful evidence. However, th
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
added May 17, 2017 03:30
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Nicotine poses serious health threat to Minnesota’s youth and pregnant women

The Minnesota Department of Health reissued its nicotine heath advisory to inform parents and health care providers about the health dangers of nicotine for children, teens, and pregnant women. While combustible tobacco use declines, the use of nicotine
Janesville (MN) Argus
added May 14, 2017 19:54
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[Virginia] Editorial: Fresh air and your privacy

If landlords want to ban smoking in their buildings, that's fine, too. We know we'd like ours to do so. But the housing authorities and landlords have something at stake: their property and their legal obligations to all their tenants. For the disinter
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added May 13, 2017 01:51
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Secondhand smoke risk perception and smoke-free rules in homes: a cross-sectional study in Barcelona (Spain) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Risk perceptions of SHS exposure were associated with the voluntary adoption of indoor smoke-free homes.
BMJ Open (uk)
added May 12, 2017 17:25
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[California] Windsor moves to ban smoking in multifamily dwellings

Prompted by concerns over exposure to secondhand smoke, the Town Council on a 4-1 vote approved an ordinance banning tobacco and marijuana smoking in apartments, condos, duplexes and senior residential care facilities. “It does impose on other people an
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added May 12, 2017 03:01
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[Hawaii] Resident who uses medical marijuana upset about public housing complex's smoking ban

Lanric Hyland, 78, who uses a walker, has asked the county for a “reasonable accommodation” to allow him to continue to smoke his medicine in his unit, despite a new policy taking effect June 1 that makes the building and grounds of the Ainakea Senior Re
Hawaii Tribune-Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:38
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[UK] Sector bosses warn against social housing smoking ban

Ian Munro, chief executive of New Charter Group, said: “I’m fully in tune with the sentiments; smoking is a huge health hazard. But to actually expect social landlords to police what people do in their own homes to that degree is a step too far. It’s not
Inside Housing (uk)
added May 11, 2017 13:14
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[UK-Wales] Smoking charity backs calls for smokefree social housing in Wales

The President of the Faculty of Public Health, Professor John Middleton, is calling for new social housing tenants to sign an agreement not to light up inside their home. Under the new plans only new tenants would be asked to sign up to a voluntary ban.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 11, 2017 13:06
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[Pennsylvania] Why the Amish are uniquely qualified for a secondhand smoke study

What's more, the Amish mainly smoke cigars and pipes, which produce more harmful forms of secondhand smoke than cigarettes. And since everyone knows everyone in the Amish community, it was easier to track who had and hadn't been exposed.
PhillyVoice.com
added May 11, 2017 00:34
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[Hawaii] Medical marijuana patients fear change to smokeless housing

Lanric Hyland, 78, who uses a walker, has asked the county for a “reasonable accommodation” to allow him to continue to smoke his medicine in his unit, despite a new policy taking effect June 1 that makes the building and grounds of the Ainakea Senior Re
West Hawaii Today
added May 10, 2017 18:01
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