The PJ Tatler

De Blasio Doesn't Want You Smoking in Your Own Home

The New York Post has learned that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to “ramp” up the city’s war against smoking…at home.

If you live in New York, here is where you city tax dollars are going:

The administration is planning to select and pay four health-advocacy groups $9,000 apiece to pressure landlords and developers to prohibit smoking in their apartment complexes so neighboring tenants don’t inhale secondhand smoke.

And the result of this campaign is:

…smokers would be barred from lighting up in one of their last sanctuaries: their own living quarters. Smoking is already banned in public places, including bars and restaurants, workplaces, sports venues and parks.

Health department commissars say, “Everyone benefits from smoke-free housing. Residents enjoy breathing cleaner, healthier air in their homes . . . while owners see reductions in property damage and turnover costs.”

So it’s for your own good.

Right now, the initiative is voluntary — but it won’t be for long as these nanny-staters love to micromanage your life. I wonder what other things de Blasio plans to regulate in your own home.

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