New Citywide Smoking Policy for Residential Buildings to Go Into Effect This August

June 14, 2018

The Cooperator
By AJ Sidransky

Starting August 28, 2018, all residential buildings with three or more units in New York City will be required to adopt a written smoking policy. This applies to rentals, co-ops, and condos.


Attorney Andrew Brucker of the New York office of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads explains that the new law doesn’t say you have to ban smoking. “It doesn’t say anything about what the policy should be,” he says. “It just says you should have a written policy; everyone should have [a copy of] the policy, and everyone coming into the building should know what’s going on.”


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