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Along the way, we are actually encouraging mental illness.
originally posted by: Edumakated
The problem is the smoke doesn't just stay in the smoker's apartment. If someone wants to be an idiot and smoke cancer sticks, I could careless. However, they don't have the right to stink up their neighbors apartments or pollute their neighbors air. Having lived in an apartment building with smokers, you can absolutely still smell their smoke outside their apartment and in some cases, in your own place.
Also, I'm sure this helps the insurance rates since smokers can burn down their unit.
originally posted by: ezramullins
I find it hard to accept that this decision was made with purely benevolent intentions.
HUD cannot even effectively enforce the existing regulations.
It seems like more erosion of personal liberties and possibly another attempt at bypassing
the fourth amendment.
I still say that the are using cigarettes as a scapegoat, to cover the fact that our modern lifestyle is killing us...
and living in homes my taxes pay for would be better spending their (taxpayers)