New Smoking Policy Rule Goes into Effect Next Year

For years, the city has banned smoking in the common areas of buildings with 10 or more apartments. Beginning in February 2018, the city will extend this prohibition to include buildings with three or more units. In addition, Mayor de Blasio recently signed a measure into law that will require owners to write a policy explaining where smoking is permitted in their buildings, if at all, and to share these protocols in leasing documents beginning August 2018.

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