If you rent or lease your residence in Santa Monica, things could soon be very different. Tuesday’s 4-2 vote means that a smoking prohibition across the city will be extended to include all newly condos and apartments for new tenants. Additionally, the legislation includes a provision that will force property owners to designate their homes as either smoking or non-, letting them decide if even their current residents — even those who have spent their life in certain properties — can continue to smoke.
Although we are non-smokers living in a condo, and would love it if our neighbors didn’t chain smoke and fill our unit with smoke, I have to ask – is this what we want the government to dictate? What about the food we cook, maybe that will be outlawed next. No frying fish, sauteing garlic or creating something less than healthy.
What’s your take on this?