In what one critic called an “Orwellian attempt” to control people, a pricey condominium in New York City has banned smoking throughout the building — including inside residents’ apartments.
The Insider Report disclosed in November that 18 cities and counties in California have gone the “nanny state” route and banned residents from smoking in their own apartments and condominiums.
New York City Dictator Michael Bloomberg has proposed a law requiring residential buildings in the city to adopt anti-smoking policies and disclose them to prospective buyers and tenants, the New York Post reported.
Now the board of a condo building in Brooklyn designed by famed architect Richard Meier has issued orders banning residents already living in the building from smoking in their homes.
One resident who doesn’t smoke said she “can certainly understand how someone who bought an apartment three years ago could feel like it’s an unfair restriction that they didn’t know about when they purchased the apartment.”
Smoking will be permitted only on private terraces.
CONTROL! is the bottom line.....WHATS NEXT?
Next the New York City Dictator will propose yet another new law to raise even more poorly managed tax revenue..............
The "Intercourse Tax Act", if you have intercourse more than once a week , you will be taxed for each time. I can only imagine where they would put the tax meter.
All joking aside, where will this control end, and how far will it go.
The ground work for TOTAL CONTROL has been started. The real question is "HOW FAR WILL WE LET IT GO"
Well, it does not surprise me Frank...pretty soon, there will be cameras in all buildings to make sure that people do not smoke inside, gosh, they already have them on the Smart TV's someone is watching your every move and what you say!
the techology is already therein all the Android, smartphones...Verizon wireless has been doing that for years, everythin you text, say, etc. is on file.
I have never smoked and never will, nor have my siblings, nieces and nephews, my ex-husband, and my own children. I had a grandfather who smoked constantly. He died of lung cancer. I had a favorite uncle who constantly smoked, and ended up with a very bad case of emphysema. I can't fathom why ANYONE want to deliberately ruin your breathing apparatus!
Of course, people can do whatever they want. But there are lots of other things that can keep you enjoying life. Think about it!
Mary I agree, but this is not about people wanting to do harm to themselvesorothers by smoking. This is about people's rights and privacy!