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New York City Mayor Proposes Banning Cigarette Smoking -- In Your Own Home


New York City, N.Y. – The government's war on the individual's rights is now being expanded to include smoking in your own home if New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way.

Mayor de Blasio's plan includes attempting to coerce developers and landlords to ban smoking inside of apartment buildings as part of his administration's agenda to reduce smoking in New York City.

The claimed impetus is so that neighboring tenants don't have to inhale secondhand smoke.

But it also means that smokers would be prohibited from smoking in one of very few places a person can currently smoke in NYC; their own residence.

The plan was outlined in the recently released "One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City," which encompasses the hiring of four health advocacy groups at the price of $9,000 each to get apartment building complexes to prohibit smoking within apartments, according to a report in the N.Y. Post.