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non-smokers' rights

Posted by Nancia D'Alimonte on October 09, 2001 at 10:30:28:

We recently moved into a new apartment (which we DO like), however, the first morning, we were rudely woken with horrible second hand smoke (it was not apparent when we first checked out the apartment and the former tenants did not smoke). As I am allergic to smoke, this problem is going to continue to be a huge issue. From my best assesment, the smoke is coming from other apartments. There is even a NO SMOKING sign in the hall, but that is only for the hallway. What rights do we have as tenants to keep our living space smoke-free? (When inquiring initially about the smoke, I was told that they could not dictate to people what they could/could not do in their apartment... true! But what about the non-smokers? We have rights too!) Can we ask to have some sort of a sealant put on our apartment walls? No resolution thus far.

Please help... this is NOT fair and incredibly frustrating.

Nancia D'Alimonte

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