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CA lawmakers looking to ban smoking at home

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smokingA bill that would ban smoking inside apartments and condominiums has been introduced in California.  The legislation would cover any residence that shares walls, ceilings and floors with another residence, regardless of whether the person owns the home or is renting it.

Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) introduced the legislation, saying it would help to fight deaths related to secondhand smoke.  According to Levine, about 50,000 people die each year because of secondhand smoke.  However, opponents argue the law gives the state government too much control.


  • Jim Hawse

    California now allows pot, but they want to make it illegal to smoke a cigarette in your home? Are you kidding me? What's next?

    • guest

      ANOTHER example. Pretty much anything we've heard from government local or national in the past few years has gone too far.

  • Katrinals

    Yes, This ban infringes on free choice. The government is pushing alcohol and now pot, two mind altering drugs which ruin more relationships and lives and also kills people. Oh and I forgot sugar… Really? It's all very frustrating.

  • HowIgnorantRU?

    So, what are we going to do about acid rain and factory pollution? Farm smells are offensive. Acid rain erodes limestone which eventually amounts to sinkholes. The Codorus smells and Spring Grove paper plant stench probably contain chemicals that can kill over time or cause birth defects. Does the smoke from a barbecue or someone smoking outside their home cause second-hand illness and death? Close your apartment window or move to a place where you won't be bothered.

    Anti-smoking groups are overreaching with this proposal for sure.

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