NO SMOKE Council tenants could soon be banned from smoking INSIDE their own homes in bid to protect children : Sun.

New residents will have to sign an agreement pledging not to puff away indoors.

COUNCIL tenants could be banned from having cigarettes inside their OWN homes in a radical plan to protect children and residents from second hand smoke, a public health chief revealed.

New tenants would be required to sign an agreement pledging not to smoke before they move into housing association or local authority properties.

Council homes could become smoke free in the latest scheme designed to stop people breathing in fumes from cigarettes

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Council homes could become smoke free in the latest scheme designed to stop people breathing in fumes from cigarettes

Since 2015 smoking in cars has been illegal and this is the latest government scheme to stamp out the number of people suffering from others puffing away around them.

Professor John Middleton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, told the Sunday Times that adults smoking in homes damaged the development of children’s lungs and put babies at risk of cot death.

He said: “Housing associations and councils are looking at smoke-free housing buildings.

“Where children are involved I think there is a real case for it.

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5 Comments

  1. A partial ban already exists with the housing association I’m with. Part of the tenancy agreement states that if you have an appointment for a member of staff or contractor to call at your home, you are not allowed to smoke for at least half an hour before the appointment.

    It’s all about control. We will give you somewhere to live, if you follow our rules!

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  2. It starts of with, you can’t smoke in the room, then it’s you can’t smoke in any side room, then it creeps up further, you can’t smoke anywhere on the premises, then it’s you can’t smoke outside the premises, then it’s you can’t smoke on the street near the premises, then it’s you can’t smoke in the street at all, then it’s you can’t smoke anywhere.

    EROSION OF SMOKERS RIGHTS.

    Of course the hypocritical bastards – at the same time – still want their tax money to pay for the NHS.

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