Mayor Bloomberg Now Wants To Ban New Yorkers From Smoking In Their Homes

Mayor Bloomberg Now Wants To Ban New Yorkers From Smoking In Their Homes
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Mayor Bloomberg is continuing his crusade to ruin the lives of smokers, as he is now looking to ban New Yorkers from smoking in their own homes.

According to new secret documents, community groups will be sent out to convince landlords to ban New Yorkers from smoking in their own homes by turning private buildings into smoke-free zones, according to the New York Post.

The community groups would “work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies,” the document says.


In return for their work, each community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.


This is Bloomberg’s latest attempt to completely ban New Yorkers from smoking, as he initially banned smoking inside restaurants and bars shortly after he was elected, and more recently banning smoking in parks and on benches.

These new details on a future ban in homes goes against Bloomberg’s promise last year that the ban would not be extended to apartment buildings.

“The city is not banning smoking in private residences; as part of this federal grant, organizations can apply to fund projects that, among other things, educate the community on voluntary smoke-free housing policies,” said Bloomsberg spokesperson Samantha Levine.

Landlord owners of condominiums would need a 66 per cent majority vote among their tenants in favor of a ban in order to implement it.

Most restaurants in the city outlawed smoking in 1995, followed by bars and bar areas of restaurants in 2002.

The document reveals that although the number of smokers in the city has dropped,  850,000 adults and about 18,000 high school students still smoke.

It seems as though the only place for New Yorkers to smoke will be New Jersey if Bloomberg has his way.

Stephen Willard | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

Also On Elite

Wellness

It’s So Wrong But Feels So Right: 6 Reasons We Do Things We Know Are Bad For Us

If I may quote the indomitable Kanye West, “Why everything that supposed to be bad, make me feel so good?” While Kanye is known for his, shall we say, unique and unorthodox perspective, it’s not often that he presents us with such an introspective, philosophical query. Why do we participate in unhealthy activities when we know they […]

News

Billion-Dollar Business Wisdom: Why Apple Keeps Winning And How You Can, Too

Apple. The name is synonymous with media frenzies and beautiful products. Chances are, just about everyone you know has at least one Apple product. With the company’s newest creation, the iPhone 6, looming on the horizon, you already know what to expect at your nearest Apple store: lines, and lots of ‘em. You’re probably familiar […]

Sports

16 Things We Learned From All 16 Games In NFL: Week One

Even though the sun was shining, the weather was gorgeous and the calendar still technically said summer, Sunday was the equivalent of Christmas Day for NFL fans. Week one represents a clean slate for everyone’s team, from the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks, to the likes of the lowly Jaguars and Raiders. Every week, join us […]

Women

I Want Her Job: Lila Delilah, Founder of Madison Avenue Spy

Welcome to “I Want Her Job,” Elite Daily’s new series that inspires females to go after their professional and personal dreams. We’ve teamed up with the most inspiring Millennial women who’ve made a name for themselves doing everything from tech design to owning a restaurant to bring you a taste of what being a Boss […]