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in Exposure to Second-hand Smoke, Second-hand Smoke, Second-hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing

Canadian Case Law on Drifting Second-hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings

This document is intended to clarify the often confusing debate about smokers’ versus nonsmokers’ rights related to drifting second-hand smoke in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs). On this issue, some would argue that tobacco control advocates who talk about smoking bans in MUDs cross the line by infringing on the rights of smokers in their own homes. We often hear that a person’s home is their castle, and what they choose to do behind closed doors is no one’s business but their own.

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