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New York City mayor introduces legislation for full disclosure of smoking policies in multi-unit dwellings (Wall Street Journal, Crain’s NY business.com).

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed legislation that would require residential buildings to adopt written policies on where smoking is permitted or prohibited and disclose those rules to prospective tenants and owners. Read an April 18,2012 Wall Street Journal news article and a follow-up article from Crain’s NY business.com. Visit the New York city legislative website to read the proposed legislation.

A new study from the University of Colorado about secondhand smoke seepage in smoking-permitted apartments has found that smoking permeates to non-smoking areas including residences and hallways if the building permits smoking. Read a HealthDay article about the study.