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[New York] Smoking ban could impact Rome tenants

The federal government is considering a ban on smoking in and around all of its public housing units. In Rome, that would mean Colonial I and II and Valentine Apartments, potentially impacting hundreds of tenants.
Rome (NY) Daily Sentinel
added Mar 18, 2016 02:06

[Ohio] Some Columbus public housing going smoke-free before federal ban begins

When the 104-unit Poindexter Place apartments for low-income seniors opened in January on the Near East Side, residents were told the facility was smoke-free. Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority officials said they did so to protect the health of re
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Mar 13, 2016 11:35

Mother's smoking and complex lung function of offspring in middle age: A cohort study from childhood

Heavy maternal smoking during childhood appears to predispose to spirometrically defined COPD. The interplay between maternal and personal smoking on gas transfer factor suggests that early life exposure increases an individual's susceptibility to adult
Wiley Online Library
added Mar 12, 2016 22:30

Mom's Smoking May Raise Later-Life COPD Risk

Middle-aged smokers who grew up with mothers who had smoked heavily (more than 20 cigarettes per day) had a nearly three-fold greater risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than those with much less secondhand smoke exposure duri
MedPage Today
added Mar 12, 2016 22:28

Third-Hand Cigarette Smoke Residues Can Lead to Diabetes

"Third-hand smoke is the accumulation of second-hand smoke on the environmental surfaces,” said Manuela Martins-Green, a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside. “So, as the smoke is coming out of the ends of the cigarettes, it's then d
Voice of America (
added Mar 7, 2016 16:37

[New York] Manhattan Co-op Ordered to Pay $120,000 to a Woman Affected by Secondhand Smoke

Quite a few co-ops in New York have already gone smoke-free, in part to forestall such cases. In 2006, a judge in Manhattan ruled that if secondhand smoke is seeping into an apartment, the building owner is breaching its “warrant of habitability,” which
New York Magazine
added Mar 5, 2016 00:03

[New York] ARCHIVE: How to Enforce a Smoking Ban / Be prepared for residents to sue over a new smoking ban.

To avoid the cost of investigating, arguing, and resolving recurring smoking complaints, the boards proposed a general ban on smoking within units, and the unit-owners resoundingly agreed. One unit-owner sued the board, claiming that the bylaw amendment u
Habitat Magazine
added Mar 4, 2016 01:33
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Recent Lawsuit on Secondhand Smoke: A Court Decides If a Co-op Is Liable

Is a co-op liable to a shareholder who claims damages because of this? Reinhard, who owned and lived in Apartment 31G since 2006, claimed that after she purchased and performed renovations, there was a strong smell of cigarette smoke that entered her ap
Habitat Magazine
added Mar 4, 2016 01:30
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[California] Thirdhand smoke linked to Type 2 diabetes

Scientists at UC Riverside have found that thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure causes insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. THS results when exhaled smoke gets on surfaces – clothing, hair, homes and cars.
University of California, Berkeley
added Mar 4, 2016 01:28

[New York] The Price of Smoking in Co-ops Just Went Up. Way Up

In a decision that’s sure to fuel the smoking debate in every co-op in the city, a state Supreme Court judge has awarded more than $120,000 in back maintenance, interest and attorney fees to a co-op shareholder who claimed that smoke from other apartments
Habitat Magazine
added Mar 4, 2016 01:05
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