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Smoking bans in apartments, condos in Canada

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The private home is one of the last places where Canadians can indiscriminately light up a cigarette without risking breaking the law. And there is a growing movement among those impacted by the second-hand smoke to change it, specifically, people who live in apartments, condominiums and other multiunit dwellings where one person’s cigarette smoke can easily invade another person’s home.

Earlier this month, the Windsor and Essex County Health Unit endorsed a resolution pushing landlords and managers of other multiunit buildings, including community housing, to go smoke-free. Last year, Ottawa Community Housing, which has more than 32,000 residents, officially went smoke-free.

You can read more at The Global and Mail.