Legislators have introduced a ban on smoking in private homes to prevent second-hand smoke inhalation in Suffolk County, New York, Breitbart reports.
“Hoping to be the most progressive county in the state, Suffolk County is proposing a law that would snuff out secondhand smoke in apartment complexes, condominiums, and multi-family dwellings,” according to CBS New York.
The Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) which took effect in 1989, already prohibits the smoking of tobacco “in nearly all indoor and certain outdoor public and work places,” according to the state’s Department of Health website.
RESOLUTION NO. -2020, ADOPTING LOCAL LAW
NO. -2020, A LOCAL LAW TO UPDATE THE COUNTY’S
SMOKING REGULATIONS IN MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS
WHEREAS, there was duly presented and introduced to this County Legislature
at a meeting held on , 2020, a proposed local law entitled, “A LOCAL LAW TO
UPDATE THE COUNTY’S SMOKING REGULATIONS IN MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS”;
now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:
LOCAL LAW NO. -2020, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK
A LOCAL LAW TO UPDATE THE COUNTY’S SMOKING
REGULATIONS IN MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF
Smoking is prohibited in common areas of multiple-dwelling buildings, [and] within 50
feet of [a multiple-dwelling building.] the main entrance of a multiple-dwelling building, or within
50 feet of any ventilation intake affixed to the exterior portion of the building structure that
serves an enclosed area of a multiple-dwelling building. The limitation based on proximity to
ventilation intake shall apply to exterior spaces only, including balconies, patios, or any external
portion of an individual unit which is within the 50-foot radius.
Democrat Samuel Gonzalez, who is sponsoring the bill, said he believed the law’s expansion would not be taking things too far, adding that offenders could be fined up to $1,000 for violating the law.
Despite the proposed ban, some residents said if people want to smoke inside their homes, that is their business.
“You should have the discretion, obviously, to smoke on your own property,” one person commented.
“It’s impossible to enforce,” another concluded.
Regardless of a person feels about another persons choice to smoke or not, it is persons right to decide for themselves. People need to wake up and open their eyes, it is not a conspiracy theory or tin-foil hat theory- it is fact that Democrats desire to remove all of your rights and force you to live as sheep to their oligarch laws.
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