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Smoke Gets in Your Rights

Moonglowalso Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 1:27 AM
Debra-Do you smoke? Because if you're a non-smoker and have ever lived in an apartment where smoke leaches through the walls/floors, you definitely would be in favor of this bill.
tjohnson657 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 3:44 PM
I suppose I'd be called a racist because I don't like the fact that the Indian people in my building cook some of the foulest smelling food I've ever smelled. It makes me wanna gag.
Sorceress Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 7:28 AM
Wow. You must live in an apartment that has tissue paper for walls and sponges for floors. I would have to see some actual proof that smoke is leaching through the walls and floors. I suspect that it might have drifted in through open windows and you just thought it was leaching through the walls or floors. Either that or you are the most incredibly hyper-sensitive individual in the world. I hate smelling smoke and you can't smoke in my house. You're fine to smoke in yours. It is a legal substance after all. It is not the govt.'s place to tell you what you can do in your own house with legal substances whether it is what you eat or what you drink or what you smoke.
Gilbert32 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:51 AM
Moonglow, where do you draw the line? If the government can tell you how much soda pop you can drink, they can tell you when you can't smoke in your own car or your own home. What's next, limiting portion sizes, first at restaurants, then at home? There are things the government shouldn't do.
DaveZ2 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:40 AM
So, Moonglow, you believe in government telling you what you can and can't do in your own home? If you don't believe that, then don't wish it on others. I quit smoking in 1986. I'm glad I did. But why on earth would I care what the folks next door do? The science of 2nd hand smoke no science. Just opinion.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:12 AM
What about when you are cooking various foods?Doesn't that leech into other peoples apartments? I know let's have a law that bans the cooking of various foods in apartment buildings! YEAH!,That will work!
California Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has introduced a bill to make it illegal for people to smoke in their own homes -- if they live in an apartment or a condo or a multifamily home. When last I wrote about Levine, he was pushing a statewide law to require grocers to charge for bags. Now he's after cigarettes -- but only the legal kind. With his new AB 746, Levine is following a trail blazed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who pushed a law prohibiting the restaurant sale of large sugary drinks, which a New York judge overturned.

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