New York Working On Banning Smoking In People’s Homes


Just more evidence that the anti-tobacco crusade is a prohibitionist crusade. They don’t want to inform your choices. They want to control your choices.

Anti-smoking police are set to patrol New York neighbourhoods and stop people smoking in their own homes, secret new documents reveal.

Community groups will be sent out to convince landlords and tenants across the city to turn their private buildings into smoke-free zones, according to the documents seen by the New York Post.

The community groups would ‘work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies’, the document says.

In return for their work, each community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.

Meanwhile, as Mayor Bloomberg uses federal funds to bribe citizens into giving up their right to smoke in their own homes, the nation is running a $1 trillion budget deficit.

But, clearly, we don’t have anything better to do with this money.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • $8194357

    But all I wanted was a sluppie…
    Thats messed up……
    I was so sick of that before the election took it off the air
    and guess what….Iiitttss Bbaaacckkk…

  • Neiman

    Bloomberg is a Communist, he is anti-American and a cheap third world dictator.

    • $8194357

      Folks laughed at me years ago when I supported smokers rights even tho my mom died from tobacco abuse..I told em some day this trojen horse would come in many forms after all of us for something deemed “wrong” by the state…

      • Neiman

        I used to get into disagreements with Robert108 when I insisted that a business had right to allow smoking and as long as the risks were posted, the employee applicants and customers then entered at their own risk. But, this home prohibition is not new, in Davis, California, a liberal college town they even make it almost impossible with their regulations to smoke in the open air.

        • $8194357

          Yes.. robert had a blind spot on this issue IMO..

  • banjo kid

    No smoking in my home, but I smoked for 52 years and quit 6 years ago Christmas day . but I do not care what others do in their homes it is their home they paid for it or are paying for it, it is none of my business . Any time a liberal asks for volunteers it will soon be mandatory.

  • matthew_bosch

    I guess the Stasi was just a “community group” helping further Social Justice.
    Tyranny comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.

  • yy4u2

    If same sex marriage is defined as a non-issue n not worth defending, how is it that this would matter? I’m for not taking the word from one group that has used n defined it for thousands of yrs n voted against the nd smoking ban as well as the seatbelt law yrs ago.

    • Rob

      I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make.

      • yy4u2

        If marriage will be defined as any sex uniting instead of one man n one woman uniting with most doing it to raise a family, then surely this antismoking crusade will continue to succeed because there is even less opposition. Neither is right.

  • DWHoover

    It looks like from the article it is focusing on apartments. It should be a landlord’s choice. But if I have a mortgage on my home, and the government said I can’t smoke in my own home that I pay for, I would think that that would be encroaching on unconstitutionality.

    • Thresherman

      Wait and see, if your loan is secured in any way by government funds they will find a way to force your lender to make you comply with their wishes.

      • DWHoover

        Good point. I never thought of that. However, I would think that if it did pass, it would not be very heavily enforced. If they can’t see in your house, they don’t know what is happening.

        • Rob

          No, but what they’re doing here is bribing the landlords and other tenants to ban it.

          And they’ll know. They’ll enforce it.