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[California] Keeping the peace with secondhand smoke issues ($$)

Secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing has become a burning issue for California residents and homeowners associations. HOAs are adding provisions that ...
Orange County (CA) Register
added Aug 9, 2013 18:55
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[North Carolina] Smoking bans coming to an apartment building near you

Major U.S. apartment manager Related Cos. is going smoke-free in all of its properties, said Rick Haughey, vice president of property operations and technology at the National Multi-Housing Council trade group. But they tend to be in denser urban markets
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Aug 8, 2013 16:28
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[Alaska] EDITORIAL: Stick with it: Keep no-smoking policy in public housing units

Yes, it’s hard, perhaps close to impossible, for some people to quit. So they’ll have to smoke outside, and AHFC should make sure safe, accessible areas are available. It still will be uncomfortable and annoying, but it won’t cancel anyone’s civil rights
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Aug 6, 2013 14:19
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[California] Secondhand smoke ordinance delayed in Walnut Creek

A city law to ban smoking in most of downtown Walnut Creek as well as in and around apartments and condos has yet to be adopted. However, city leaders say it's coming soon. In June, the City Council gave feedback on a draft version .... council won't lo
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Aug 5, 2013 08:42
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[California] DENNEY: Berkeley Rent Board is Only Opposition to State Law Protecting Tenants from Secondhand Smoke

The City Council should rescind Regulation 1313 before considering upcoming multi-unit housing smoking restrictions legislation. Smoking regulations only ask smokers to step outside, and have never resulted in the “massive wave of evictions” the Rent Boa
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Aug 3, 2013 12:57
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[Pennsylvania] Councilman Squilla: Contractor’s Lit Cigarette Led To South Phila. Rowhome Explosion

the contractor who was working in 428 Daly Street at the time tells authorities he was trying to light the pilot on the water heater. “He supposedly went in the building, tried to do it, couldn’t get it to work, went out, came back in. Sometime during th
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 30, 2013 13:06
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[New Hampshire] VIDEO: Manchester, NH fire displacing more than 60 caused by cigarette

"Forty units, everybody's sleeping," he said. "It could have been disastrous." But amazingly, everyone escaped the Country Club Drive apartment building when it went up in flames overnight. The four-alarm blaze, caused by a cigarette tossed on a balcony
New England Cable News (NECN)
added Jul 30, 2013 02:49
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Housing Authority moves to make its units no-smoking

an idea that's getting support from tenants, according to the executive director. Surveys have been sent to all tenants, and "the overwhelming majority" of those responding support smoke-free housing, Executive Director Charles L. Smith Jr. told the Hous
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Jul 23, 2013 19:00
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[Tennessee] Chattanooga landlords move to ban smoking in rental units amid growing concerns of 'third hand' smoke

with about 1,400 new apartments in the pipeline for Chattanooga, it's a trend that could soon sweep through the Scenic City. "Secondhand smoke is more than a nuisance, it is a health hazard," Frick said. "And in an apartment building, there is shared air
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Jul 21, 2013 05:02
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[Maryland] KASS: A second-hand lesson in dealing with a smoking neighbor

the burden of proof was on Schuman to prove actual harm, and not -- as the court suggested -- "just from an admittedly offensive odor." ... If you are in a similar situation with a tobacco-smoking neighbor in your community association, here are some ste
Washington Post
added Jul 19, 2013 15:17
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