''It is very important, because it is a sign that people are more aware of how dangerous second-hand smoke is," said Professor Richard Daynard, chairman of Northeastern University's Tobacco Products Liability Project, which tracks second-hand smoke litigation nationally."
how dangerous second-hand smoke is?"
Bullsh_t. This not about "dangerous second-hand smoke."
This is a "property rights" issue and victory.
I am a landlord and I decide what can and cannot be done on my property.
If, as a renter you do not like my decision, see you later.
Exactly! That's why I own my own home. I'm da Boss!!!
I agree..........and that should extend to all business people.
What about car exaust, diesel fumes from busses as I walk down the street, smoke stack emissions, etc etc. Where does it end?
If people have the right NOT to smell cigarette smoke, then certainly I have the right not to inhale car exaust and industrail pollution which IS dangerous to my health.
maybe we should all go back to horse and buggy's, although I'm sure someone can't stand the smell of horses or is allergic to them...
The insanity has to end somewhere. Better yet, don't let the insanity start. If you don't like to be around cigarette smoke, GET UP AND MOVE TO ANOTHER SPOT. Find a smoke free restaurant, bar etc etc.
Ever hear of the Fair Housing Act, zoning, wetlands and a myriad of other property laws?
This is not a property issue, it's a contract issue. The landlord had the right to permit or deny smoking and executed that right when signing the lease permitting smoking. But once the landlord signed the lease permitting smoking the landlord should be held to the contract.
The complaining tenant knew smoking was permitted, so they have little room to complain. They need to find a non-smoking building.