I currently live at 435 Seaside Towers and am plagued by my neighbors second hand smoke. The neighbors on both sides and across the hall from me smoke. My unit stinks all the time. I am taking medication for my breathing. Requested my neighbors smoke outside or use an e-cigarette. I would move into another building but how do I know this will not happen again? Don't I have a right to live without this constant nuisance? I'm not asking people to stop smoking, just to smoke where it does not effect others who can't get away from their smoke. According to the american cancer society "Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) and is more toxic than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke. These smaller particles make their way into the lungs and the body’s cells more easily.
Non-smokers breathe in nicotine and toxic chemicals by the same route smokers do."
Secondhand smoke seeping into apartments or condominiums from neighboring units poses both a health risk and a significant nuisance. The only fail-proof solution to this problem is for buildings to go entirely smokefree.
Secondhand smoke (SHS) can cause harm in many ways. Each year in the United States alone, it’s responsible for:
If you would like to be able to enjoy fresh air in your unit and protect yourself and your family please sign this petition to help facilitate change.
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