80% of People Living in MUDs Want to Live SMoke-free Affair with Smoke-free Housing Alice: Narrating the personal Anna I am not going away not by a long shot. The smoke-free housing saga continues Answers to Frequently Asked Questions including Grandfathering Anti-smoking champ honoured for PUSH Any defensive discussion indefensible April Lifting the Veil off of Quiet Enjoyment Arabian COUGHING Poster At the Core of Smoke-Free Housing Workplace violence and bullying ATTRIBUTE REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISH BEING SMOKE-FREE AUTHORITIES for Smoke-free Housing BC HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL Decides Crescent Housing Societys Application To Dismiss Lacking in Substance Concreteness and Good Faith (Another Debacle) BC HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL hears first case on SHS in MUDs Monday April 2 – Wednesday April 4 2012 BREAKTHROUGH DECISION Smoke-Free Housing Cancer in non-smoker sparks legal action Australia CLEANING UP TOXIC ENVIRONMENTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION FORM Comparing “big” and “too small to matter” crises and catastrophes Demand for non-smoking apartments next to impossible Do you struggle with the problem of drifting second-hand smoke in your home? What you can do looks like 2011 DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH THE PROBLEM OF SECONDHAND SMOKE DRIFT What Struggle Looks like Drewlo Holdings Building More Smoke-free Apartments DROs Ways to Strengthen a Bid for Smoke-free Housing Ethical Dilemma of Smoke-free Housing EX-SMOKERS ARE UNSTOPPABLE flash mob dance Fervent Wish for Smoke-free Housing Governance by Dysfunctional Boards How the Smoke-free Housing Initiative inadvertently opened up governance for public scrutiny Grandfathering How does it apply to smokers Grandfathering Smoke freely Grandfathering Smokes License to Smoke License for Abuse GROUNDHOG DAY PUSHing the Drift to Smoke-free Housing GROUNDHOG DAY 2012: Secondhand smoke from grandfathered smokers takes a wee hit How Provincial and Municipal Bylaws Apply for MUDs in BC HR DECISION ORDERS “METRO ONE” TO CEASE ITS DISCRIMINATION AND REFRAIN FROM COMMITTING A SIMILAR CONTRAVENTION IN THE FUTURE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF A court order to Do this and Stop doing that Inspiring story behind SMOKE-FREE CARS ACT 2007 knowledge exchange Krossa from Maple Ridge Dare Extend Ideation For Smoke-free Housing Lung cancer kills non-smoker McDaniels thank supporters Measuring second-hand smoke drift in non-smokers: Prove it Medical Marijuana NEWS ~ NEWS ~ NEWS London ON New Apartment Building Opts for Smoke-free and Utilizing Grants to Encourage Smoke-free Housing NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY YOUR TIME HAS COME NSRAs rebuttal of Harpers Gut of Federal Tobacco Control Program People imagining a smoke-free world Picture Worth a Thousand Words Premier Christy Clark announces Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) Sense and scent-ability: Do you smell second-hand smoke in your home? SHS Is Not Simply An Issue Between Neighbours Slaying the Myth of Right-To-Smoke and In-My-Home SMOKE DAMAGE - Voices from the Front Lines of Tobacco Wars Smoke-free at Last Smoke-free housing Litany of motivations and obstructions Smoke-free Housing: An award winning direction Standardize your letters and claims: Make them all the same Steps to Designating Smoking Area in Common Areas and Avoiding Misrepresentation STORIES: Heart of the Matter Strata concedes failure to accommodate McDaniels TENANTS' FUME IN SMOKE-FEST ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT COSTING THOUSANDS The 'In-Perpetuity' of National Non-Smoking Week Thinking Petition? Draft a report instead. Trials Against Big Tobacco Reveal Internal Documents Stating Lethal Hazard Of Smoking And Environmental Tobacco Smoke TRIBUNAL GRANTS COMPLAINANTS' APPLICATION TO AMEND THEIR COMPLAINT Tribunal's Decision Reveals DEBACLE Urging Political Will VEN TI-LA-TION – exchanging stale noxious air with clean fresh air Weitzels and Willow Park Estates What has California's new smoke-free housing law to do with us Canadians? What makes normal sensible people become dysfunctional when they join a board and what turns CEOs or EDs into mini-dictators? Why Isn't Vancouver's OLYMPIC VILLAGE A Flagship for Smoke-free Housing? Why there is a PUSH for Sf Housing WOW You've come a long way baby Yukon Housing Corp’s smoke-free housing leaves smokers fuming YUKON NORTH OF ORDINARY™ TRUMPS NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL BC AGAIN Yukon's smoke-free housing comes into effect Jan 1 2012
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Slaying the Myth of Right-To-Smoke and In-My-Home

Instilling a Fervent Wish for Smoke-free Housing - Part XXIV

          Speak of secondhand smoke drift and as it relates to smoke-free housing, the occasion triggers everywhere “Right-to-Smoke” and “In-My-Home,” as the first thoughts and spoken words. Furthermore, these words associate to banning smoking, banning smokers, and beleaguered smokers.

          There is no “Right-to-Smoke.” There is no inherent right-to-smoke. Never has been. None exists under the Human Rights Code or Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (see Non-Smokers' Rights Association 2010)

          Tobacco and cigarettes remain a legal product, manufactured by corporations for profit.

          In the most recent book released on the topic, Michael Schwalbe writes precisely and concisely of the “SMOKE DAMAGE” experienced by non-smokers, smokers, and those fighting to eliminate the plague of tobacco. It is the little coffee-table book for the socially conscious on the history of Tobacco Wars.

          Tobacco and smoking release carcinogens and other toxins into the body, into the air, that create addiction to the product, and disease. In addition, Corporate Tobacco manufactured the product to enhance pleasure and increase addiction, engineering a profitable epidemic. They were finally found guilty under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act in 2006.Corporate tobacco exists today, only, as a result of being some of the oldest corporations.  Make that oldest 'gangster' and 'lethal' corporations.

          The “Right-to-Smoke” axiom exists as a left over advertising soundbite from the 1920's. When women won the right to vote, cigarette manufactures recognized that half the population didn't smoke. They advertised referring to, with the right to vote, women also had the right to smoke.

          While there never has been a “Right-to-Smoke,” the phrase ushered in a militant rebirth in the backlash against the smoke-free housing initiative – exactly the fervent wish of corporate tobacco. 

          The privacy issue inherent in the phrase "in-my-home," a government mandate is to intervene (versus interfere) whenever there is a health matter, and specifically when epidemic.  Smoke-free housing exists as an intervention resulting from the epidemic of secondhand smoke between apartments, and involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. 

          The 2005-2009 government's Tobacco Reduction campaign funded the smoke-free housing initiative, but without Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

          Had governments' funded the Nicotine Replacement Therapy component, with the funds allotted to the smoke-free housing initiative, but without the smoke-free housing initiative, smokers possibly would have accepted the nudge to QUIT NOW with more grace and less militancy. The goal of smoke-free housing probably would be further ahead.  The smoke-free housing initiative report would be a better read; the funds, better spent.

          Instead, last week GlobalTV BC and newspapers across Canada picked up on BC's Human RightsTribunal's decision to accept another claim about secondhand smoke.

          How many is that now?

          Have you noted: the majority are owners against their strata councils and property manager corporations?