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City Where It's Now Illegal to Smoke in Your Own Home

The Doctors/AOL On By Alan Farnham The town of San Rafael, Calif., has passed a ban on smoking that city officials have called the most stringent in the nation. The new ordinance makes it illegal for residents to smoke in their own homes if they share a wall with another dwelling. The ban applies to owners and renters... Continue Reading »

Secondhand Smoke in Apartment Buildings: Can You Make Your Neighbor Stop Puffing Inside?

Just because you keep your own apartment smoke-free doesn't mean that you're not still breathing in secondhand smoke from your neighbor. Cigarette smoke can easily seep into next-door apartments in multi-unit buildings, and millions of Americans are affected by this every day, according to a new study. But is there... Continue Reading »

California's Biggest Landlord Bans Smoking in Apartments

First you couldn't smoke in your office. Then you couldn't smoke in restaurants or bars. Now your own apartment? The Towbes Group Inc., which owns 2,000 units in 13 apartment complexes in Santa Barbara, Calif., became the largest apartment group in the state to ban residential smoking. In January, a new California law... Continue Reading »

Suggested Smoking Ban in Federal Housing

Last week RentedSpaces told you about the hoopla surrounding a proposed outdoor smoking ban in West Hollywood. More recently the Apartment Guru looked at a smokers rights in a smoke-free building. Apparently all the anti-smoking sentiment and studies on how bad it is for you (not to mention those around you) is not enough... Continue Reading »

Smoker Rights in a Smoke-Free Building

Dear Apartment Guru, I have been living in my Buffalo, N.Y. apartment for six years. I am, and have been a cigarette smoker the entire time. Lately several of my neighbors have been making such a big deal about those of us who smoke in the building, that our building management has decided to make the building smoke... Continue Reading »

What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

We're back with another round of hot ideas for small-space living. From folding bikes to compact collections, babyproofing and house-cooling, RentedSpaces was a wealth of info this week. See what else we've got for you: Folding Bikes Geared to Compact Space, Active Lifestyle If a lack of storage space has your bicycle on... Continue Reading »

Outdoor Smoking Ban: West Hollywood's Identity Crisis

West Hollywood is an "anything goes" kind of place. You can wear whatever, think whatever, look however and it's not only OK here, it's expected. Individuality and freedom make up the cornerstone of West Hollywood. It's also a place for the unusually health-conscious. Not only are there the usual yoga studios, gyms and... Continue Reading »

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