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View Poll Results: Should smoking be allowed in Government owned housing?
Yes 1 8.33%
No 7 58.33%
Yes BUT only in declared smoking houses. 4 33.33%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
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We are fighting with our branch right now because the military housing we live in is not non smoking. When we moved in we were told it was non smoking but now the housing officials say that was merely a suggestion.

We live in a duplex and our neighbors smoke a lot. The smoke is seeping into our house and making it so we can not use parts of the house because of the smell. If the smell wasn't bad enough my wife gets migraines from the smoke and we did not have that documented and confirmed with her doctor.

We are now starting to take on branches policy toward family housing of allowing smoking in housing. No smoking is allowed if the house is Govt Lease, or in UPH housing but they do allow it in Govt family housing.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:32 AM
 
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Recognized health hazard...
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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I learned to smoke in the army. I wonder if they still have those red butt cans in the barracks?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We are fighting with our branch right now because the military housing we live in is not non smoking. When we moved in we were told it was non smoking but now the housing officials say that was merely a suggestion.

We live in a duplex and our neighbors smoke a lot. The smoke is seeping into our house and making it so we can not use parts of the house because of the smell. If the smell wasn't bad enough my wife gets migraines from the smoke and we did not have that documented and confirmed with her doctor.

We are now starting to take on branches policy toward family housing of allowing smoking in housing. No smoking is allowed if the house is Govt Lease, or in UPH housing but they do allow it in Govt family housing.

Have you talked to your neighbors about it? Have you explored other housing options?

You're not the only ones in the service. It takes some tolerance and forbearance to make the armed forces work. Forcing your neighbors to adhere to your standards of behavior is only going to stir up trouble and create disharmony, which the armed forces don't need.

Learn to give a little. It won't kill you.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: :~)
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NO! I understand the drama. I shared a "carport" with heavy smokers for 2 years. The smoke smell contaminated my side of the port and a small portion of my house....and my carport was gray. Smoking must be outside with a constant flow of air. I understand the rights thing, but they are invading yours. What did I do for my situation? Nothing, I cleaned my carport weekly and sprayed with cleaner. Its not an easy situation.
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