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Originally posted by showintail
Just heard on the local news, San Antonio housing authority is banning smoking inside the home. They will not be allowed to smoke ANYWHERE on the property begginning in january, EXCEPT designated smoking areas.
I think this is so wrong. Housing pays a portion of the rent, and yes if they pay, you follow their rules. But the government is inching their way into our homes
Beware, next may be every home in the usa...
Originally posted by SnedsDawg
I don't think this is a bad idea at all. Public housing is owned by the govt, and as such, they can regulate what can/cannot happen in those properties.
As a smoker, I don't smoke in my own house, nor do I expect to smoke in anyone elses. Cigarette smoke makes the air stale, stains the walls and leaves a fine layer of ash over everything, even when ashing into an ash tray.
It's much nicer to smoke outside, especially on cold clear nights. There's no harm in stepping outside for the 4 minutes it takes to finish a cigarette, so why not do it.
This would be a different story if the smoking ban was applied to housing that was not owned by the govt, but in this case, there's nothing wrong with the ban.
Don't eat ice cream.
Don't have a salty snack.
2 Oreos are enough.
blah, blah, blah
Say goodbye to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".