Smoking in apartment

 

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cigarette(photo by Shihua Shangguan)

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Apartement (photo by shihua shangguan)

The government moved a new policy for presidential assent. This new policy will ban residents from smoking in their own apartments. Of the recent weeks, the topic has seen many controversies from both tobacco smokers and non-smokers. Second hand smoke from one tenant smoking indoor can drift into multiple other housing units and cause health problems.

Most residential managers try to set policies that will favor each tenant. Smoking free buildings help save the maintenance costs and reduce the fire risks. Many residential managers are aware of this but are reluctant to pass such a policy. Most of the residential managers think such a policy is illegal. A smoke free building provides a favorable living environment for the tenants. Different people came out with conflicting issues.

‘‘I think it is completely useless,’’ said Peng, a 24 year old smoker, who lives around university of Denver residential houses. ‘‘You might as well have us all under the bondage of your chains in our own houses’’. Peng was furious of this move. He thought this was too far a policy that was harassing people in their houses. Peng who is a chain smoker consider personal dwellings not public spaces. He thought the general legislation regulating smoking in public places should not cover them in their privacy. ‘‘Smoking is already banned in public sectors, the government wants to extend this to our houses?’’ he retorted. Another person had this to say, ‘I would not like to support such a bill, as it is some type of intimidation. However,I would have to comply with it,’’ said Longfei a 21 year old chain smoker and an undergraduate student at university of Denver. A recent research showed smoking in the houses led to health issues to family members and other neighbors. This research also showed this behavior led to some marital break ups. Coco a 22-year female student thought the vice was not healthy. ‘‘I cannot live with a smoker under one roof,’’ she said. She thought that a person who smokes in his house does not respect his house. Coco could describe this behavior with only one word, ‘‘Pathetic’’.This bill would ban lit tobacco products, cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, in all residential places. The ban is to take effect 8 months after the rule is finalized. The government spokesperson said in a press, ‘‘in this war, we need compliance from the residential managers, to help enact this policy. This is the only way to win this war’’. Most smokers think it is unfair for anyone to dictate what they can or cannot do in the privacy of their own home. Of the recent past, Non-smokers have filed suits against fellow tenants based on nuisance. Second-hand smoke kills. It contains 70% carcinogens. It is also linked to the increased infant deaths.

Interview

image2All the interview was carried out between 20th and 23rd april at 1701 Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113.

An interview with Peng, a 24-year-old student at University of Denver.

Interviewer: what is your stand on the new law to ban people from smoking in their residential houses?

Peng:I think it is useless, you might as well have us all under the bondage of your chains in our own houses.This is just a way of harassing chain smokers like us. We are ban from smoking in public places, our houses are private places and not public zones.

Interviewer: Can you live with a smoker under one roof?

Peng: I think I can accommodate a smoker because I am also a chain smoker.

 

An interview with Coco, a 22-year-old female student at University of Denverimage3

Interviewer: What is your stand on the new law to ban people from smoking in their residential houses?

Coco: That law will help us non-smokers from the nuisance of these reckless smokers. It is pathetic when a person smokes next to your house.

Interviewer:Can you live with a smoker under one roof?

Coco:I cannot live with a smoker under one roof. A person who smokes in his house does not respect his house.

An interview with Longfei, a 21-year-old female student at University of Denver.image1 (2)

Interviewer: What is your stand on the new law to ban people from smoking in their residential houses?

Longfei:I would not like to support such a bill, as it is some type of intimidation. But I would have to comply with it.

Interviewer:Can you live with a smoker under one roof?

Longfei: Being a smoker, I have no problem with living with one under the same roof.

 

 

Work Cited

Huang J, king BA. ‘‘Sociodemographic disparities in local smoke’’. American Journal of Public Health. 2015.

Institute of medicine ‘‘Secondhand smoke exposure, and Cardiovascular effects: Making the Sense of Evidence.2012.

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