The battle between smokers and non-smokers may be reaching a tipping point in community associations.  More boards are introducing declaration amendments prohibiting smoking completely – in individual units as well as in the common areas of their communities.  And those amendments are attracting considerably more support and considerably less opposition than they have in the past.This is largely a reflection of changing attitudes toward smoking.  Only 21 percent of the population nationally (20 percent in Colorado) define themselves as smokers, and growing numbers of non-smokers are concerned about the health hazards of exposure to second-hand smoke.  A 2006 Surgeon’s General report concluded that “there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke,” and that message appears to have taken hold…
Loura K. Sanchez
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