Smoking restrictions in condos, apartments

The nonsmoking condo owner who breathed neighbors' tobacco smoke for 21 years and then developed lung cancer ("Decades of Living Next Door to Smokers Have Taken Their Toll," July 3) is an important message for every person who lives in multiunit housing.

Apartments and condominiums are the only California locations where people have no protection from secondhand smoke, and it's time to consider some regulations. The website offers information about this issue.

At the very least, there should be smoking and nonsmoking sections in apartments and condominiums and smoking in outdoor designated areas so that others are not harmed.

Esther Schiller

Granada Hills

Schiller is the director of the Smokefree Apartment House Registry,, which lists apartments in nonsmoking buildings.

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