Ban indoor smoking in shared residential buildings

Shane Stevens
Shane Stevens Murray 8 Comments
7 Signatures Goal: 10,000,000

I am starting this petition as indoor smoking is particularly troublesome in shared residential buildings & being as I have asthma, I am sick on a daily basis. I am seeking the help of the public to get a law put in place not only in Utah where I live, but the entire US. I have dealt with this everywhere I have lived since I left my parents house (apartments & condominiums over a period of 15 years) & I would like to see a stop to this before my life expires as my health is already extremely bad due to the drifting indoor pollution caused by indoor smokers.

The resolution I am looking for is that it be considered a crime to smoke inside a shared residential building (whether owned or rented by the person living there) where people can be fined for such violations. This can either be upheld by the building management or the law, but the point of this is to make it so local law enforcement will no longer turn a blind eye to the matter while other people are constantly ill or dying in response to a situation they may not have the funds to get out of.

This petition is directed at Congress, the State of Utah & the United States in general to enforce the rights of non-smokers. This is perhaps a last chance to seek the ability to continue living where I am now & to allow non-smokers the ability to breath clean air in their own homes & not be ignored by local law enforcement. I implore the Government to listen to this matter & help us who do not want to be subjected to indoor smoking in our own homes; help us find a solution, so we are no longer burdened by the health hazards by people who have no consideration for others & allow us to breath a sigh of relief before we end up taking our last breath.

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  • Shane Stevens
    Shane Stevens United States, Salt Lake City
    Jan 20, 2016
    Jan 20, 2016
    I have contacted Senator Orin Hatch's office directly & finally got a response back after probably over a month. They stated that they can't do anything from that office, however they did give me contacts for the city & state legislative committees. They stated that I would need to contact the state to get those laws changed & I could contact the city to file a complaint against the police for not responding to the indoor drug issue.
  • Shane Stevens
    Shane Stevens United States, Salt Lake City
    Dec 09, 2015
    Dec 09, 2015
    Just FYI to the people who are attempting to fight for non-smoker's rights; I have contacted Senator Orrin Hatch in an attempt to get things done directly rather than through a petition that doesn't seem to really be getting any recognition. I made an error in that email on when I moved in, however I think he'll be able to tell that was a typo since it states I've "been ill from indoor pollution nearly every day for 2 years straight." With any luck Orrin Hatch will see the severity of the problem & attempt to make things better for us non-smokers.
  • Grabovoy Marquin
    Grabovoy Marquin United States, Pittsburgh
    Nov 16, 2015
    Nov 16, 2015
    Yep
  • Weiner McGee
    Weiner McGee United States, Provo
    Sep 16, 2015
    Sep 16, 2015
    I couldn't agree more Shane. We should play sometime
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    Grabovoy Marquin United States
    2 years ago
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    Philip Bannor Romania
    2 years ago
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    Weiner McGee United States
    2 years ago
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    PK Trakulan United States
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    CONNIE PENNINGTON
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Zachary Westerbeck
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Shane Stevens
    3 years ago