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(Miami Herald)   Now that smoking has been banned in public places, restaurants, and bars, the time has come to ban smoking in apartment buildings   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Flagler Village, smoking bans, American Lung Association, Mitzy Cordova, Stock Island, Altamonte Springs, Florida Keys, archipelagos  
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2014-01-10 02:08:39 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder how ole Mitzy would feel about a ban on sandwiches.

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2014-01-10 11:57:12 AM  
1 vote:
Mark my words:
This is the innocuous first step toward letting them invade our homes and control us within our own personal space.
Now that the inside of our homes aren't sacred, the bedrooms certainly won't be for long.  This is the preliminary set up for a ban on Gays. just watch.  This passes, and soon people don't want their neighbors doing gay things inside their homes that happen to be nearby.  Secondhand Gay is the leading cause of gay babies, and soon it will be banned too.
2014-01-10 11:05:10 AM  
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notatrollorami: Either you have olfactory disfunction, you are full of it, or you're simply saying "we didn't do it in our shiathole so no one needs to do it". When people smoke cigarettes on a consistent basis inside a closed area any and all even somewhat soft or porous materials are infused with the yellow taint/smell of nastiness and it is nigh on impossible to eradicate.

///Occassional outdoor smoker. Afterwards the whole laundry hamper reeks.

My nose works fine, they weren't shiathole apartments and I'm certainly not making it up. We never received a single complaint from new tenants about a smoke smell in an apartment. Oddly enough, if you use primer and paint properly, you don't have to replace drywall.

If your whole laundry hamper reeks after an occasional outdoor cigarette perhaps you should try exhaling into the air instead of up your own ass. Having your head already firmly wedged in there might make it difficult though.

Isn't unsolicited rudeness and general assholishness fun? It's not normally my thing, but I thought I would follow your lead.
2014-01-10 08:01:13 AM  
1 vote:
In the Keys, tourists have discovered that finding a hotel, guesthouse or vacation rental that allows smoking inside is almost impossible these days.


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Old enough to remember when it was consider the height or rudeness not to provide an ashtray for guests who are smokers even if you were a non-smoker, smoking allowed on Greyhounds,  in college, in the workplace.

How things have changed..now, if only they would ban my Eastern European neighbor from boiling cabbage all the time - that shiat smells like a goddamn paper mill.

Why not coleslaw?
2014-01-10 07:28:14 AM  
1 vote:
If I owned a building it would be smoke free as well. I don't want to have to strip the walls in floors of the unit every time a smelly drug addict leaves.
2014-01-10 06:14:12 AM  
1 vote:

Hyggelig: I wonder how ole Mitzy would feel about a ban on sandwiches.

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You can't do that. Lard-asses are a protected class.
2014-01-10 01:55:01 AM  
1 vote:
I similarly was shocked to find that I couldn't spray the inside of my apartment with coyote urine.

Genuinely I think it shouldn't be a legal ban, simply a restriction available to property owners. "Within x feet of the front door to someone else's house" yeah, that's properly in the vein of "don't throw crap at other people."
2014-01-10 01:53:35 AM  
1 vote:
Having seen the damage heavy smokers can do on even a six-month lease, I am surprised more rental properties don't already ban it.

Worst I ever encountered was on a year lease by a couple who smoked: Imagine white walls turned a snot brown and yellow, and ductwork so gummed up with smoke residue that they had to be torn out and replaced because running the heat or air just made the apartment smell like cigarette smoke.

The smoke residue was so bad and pervasive that washing walls, priming them in several coats of odor block paint, and replacing nearly everything else like carpet, pad, outlets, and microwave still didn't get rid of the smell entirely. After the next tenants complained despite the effort put into cleaning it I finally convinced the owners that a complete tear-out was the only fix. Even the friggen insulation in the walls reeked of the cigarette smoke 4 months after those people moved out. Had to document every step for the charges we billed to the smoking tenants, as they were the first to occupy what was a brand new unit when they moved in.
2014-01-10 01:33:18 AM  
1 vote:
This is a reasonable measure to control the cost of health care.
2014-01-10 01:25:08 AM  
1 vote:
Why can't they just chew a stick of gum?
2014-01-10 12:05:04 AM  
1 vote:
But how will I make my delicious beef jerky now?
2014-01-09 09:09:28 PM  
1 vote:
This anti-smoking crusade is getting a little too much mileage out of flawed second-hand smoke studies.  An individual smoker with limited means is such an easy target.  There are other, more poisonous causes and environments to which we are regularly exposed, but those battles are harder even though there's more credible studies to prove the dangers.

/not a smoker, never was, most of family smoked
//lived right off freeways, worked in large buildings with bad filters, allergic to cats
///no cancer yet
////knock on wood
//extreme slashies
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