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Discrimination, bad science, and spying neighbors plague unprecedented California tobacco law

The city council of Novato, Calif., offers a textbook example of how good intentions are no substitute for good policy. Back in January, the city council passed an unprecedented anti-smoking ordinance that hands landlords arbitrary power over their tena
Washington DC Examiner
added Apr 12, 2017 14:23
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[Australia] WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Push for a ban on smoking in apartments

Queenslanders have stepped up the call for a smoke-free state, with a total of 321 submissions made to the Property Law Review...shows 70% of Queenslanders support a total ban on smoking in multi-unit dwellings, including balconies.
Fraser Coast Chronicle (au)
added Apr 9, 2017 16:10
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[Illinois] Here's what condo associations can do about smoking in units

Without an amendment to the condominium declaration and bylaws to ban smoking in units, a condo board cannot stop a unit owner from lighting up at home. However, the board may adopt rules and regulations to limit smoke transmission between units.
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 6, 2017 01:57
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[Canada] Can two people run together for one board position?: Condo Law

The Condominium Act protects against injury to one’s health. There’s ample evidence second-hand smoke affects health, lawyer Gerry Hymnan writes. Therefore, the board must take action against it.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 1, 2017 16:08
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[Nevada] Careless Smoking, Wind Blamed for Las Vegas Apartments Blaze

Fire investigators think careless smoking may have sparked a wind-whipped fire that consumed a northwestern Las Vegas apartment building and left more than 40 people without a place to live.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42
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[Hawaii] Condo boards brace for medical marijuana smoke complaints

Right now there are some 13,000 medical marijuana patients registered in the state and that number is only expected to grow as the state’s first dispensaries open later this year. Many of those patients live in condominiums and apartment complexes.
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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Smoking ban coming for Colorado Springs and Fountain public housing tenants

The Colorado Springs and Fountain housing authorities plan to go smoke-free.. The housing agencies' moves come after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced a rule mandating all public housing units ban smoking within 25
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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[Colorado] VIDEO: Delta County Smoke-Free Public Housing Policy

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been working with public housing authorities and public health agencies for the past 10 years to reduce the effects of secondhand smoke upon residents. The Delta County Health Department used s
KREX | WesternSlopeNow.com (Grand Junction, CO)
added Mar 28, 2017 02:24
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[Minnesota] Condo owners complain about secondhand smoke

Unless there was a state law that prohibits outdoor smoking in residential communities or unless the association’s governing documents designate smoking or non-smoking buildings or floors, I would think that you would have a difficult legal battle.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Mar 27, 2017 04:36
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[California] GREENHUT: The Ever-Expanding Reach of Anti-Tobacco Zealots

Tobacco retailers have pressed the Novato City Council to reconsider the most noxious elements of the ordinance at a council meeting next week. Maybe city officials ought to enlist the aid of landlords to defend this monstrosity. The law is not a good id
American Spectator
added Mar 24, 2017 20:33
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