Smoking bans and housing

Following up on Brian's post yesterday about employment discimination against smokers, consider California's proposed ban on smoking in apartment buildings and other attached dwellings, discussed here by the Huffington Post (with a headline framing the ban critically) and here by the San Francisco Chronicle (with a more positive take). Public health measure? Unfair punishment for addicts? Either way you come down, issues of class and poverty loom large. Is a ban fair to non-wealthy smokers who cannot afford detached housing? Is the status quo fair to non-wealthy non-smokers, who are now subject to whatever smoke their neighbors want to blow, and may not be able to afford to move to a healthier living arrangement?

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