Smoke Free: No Ifs, Ands or Butts
Article by Kenneth Krems for Bay State Apartment Owner publication
Over the last few years, much has been written about secondhand smoke. A report by the surgeon general of the United States in 2006 declared that "even small amounts of secondhand smoke exposure can be harmful to people's health." Since that report was published, there have been an increasing number of newspaper and magazine articles written about the potentially harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
There are currently many smoke-free office buildings, public buildings, hotels, restaurants, and bars. As the public becomes more knowledgeable about the effects of secondhand smoke, there should be an increased demand for completely smoke-free housing: housing where smoking is banned inside the apartments as well as in the common areas.