|Re: Smoking Policies||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:29:02 -0800 (PST)|
At Swans Market Cohousing we have a policy of no smoking allowed in any of our common areas which includes the common house, the walkway that all our front doors face, the garage and the garden ( several peoples balconies and windows face the garden). None of our owners smoke but everyone occasionally has relatives or guests who come to stay for varying periods of time who smoke and they have to exit the community entirely to get to an external courtyard where they can smoke. We currently have a student from Saudi Arabia staying with us who smokes and we joke about his need to "take a short walk" which is code for go smoke a cigarette. We also had to train him not to just drop his cigarette butts on the ground out there. I don't think it's legally possible to forbid smoking in peoples own homes but it's both possible and desirable to prohibit smoking in all the common areas where second hand smoke could affect the health of others who have not chosen to take on that health risk. The down side of this policy is it somewhat limits the pool of potential people who will buy into your community, but as smoking becomes increasingly unpopular and uncommon this becomes less and less of a meaningful issue. Bonnie Fergusson Swans Market Cohousing Oakland, CA Sent from my iPad On Nov 21, 2011, at 5:58 AM, "Sheila Hoffman" <sheila [at] hoffmangraphics.com> wrote: > > Great discussion about Values/Mission/Aims. As a young forming group (less > than 2 years old) we've done a few facilitated workshops including setting > our Vision & Values: > http://capitolhillurbancohousing.org/content/our-vision-values. We're in the > process of setting up some policies. Since we're still small (about 5 of 10 > households) and none of us smoke we're considering making a NO Smoking > Policy. I searched the archives and found mostly very old posts and they all > seemed to allow some smoking. I'm wondering if anyone has a complete No > Smoking Policy. Examples would be appreciated. I've drafted this one, > greatly revised, based on the one I found from Mosaic Gardens posted in Feb > '09. > > In keeping with our stated value for Healthy Individuals, CHUC intends to be > a non-smoking environment. With this in mind, smoking is not allowed in any > indoor or outdoor common areas, such as the Common House, rooftop gardens, > or atrium under any circumstances. All residents may smoke or permit smoking > inside their private unit and on private balconies, but are expected to > cooperatively respond to neighbors' concerns should they arise. > > Thank you for your thoughts. > Sheila in Seattle > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Smoking Policies Sheila Hoffman, November 21 2011
- Re: Smoking Policies Sharon Villines, November 21 2011
- Re: Smoking Policies bonnie Fergusson, November 21 2011
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