Now Bloomberg wants to ban New Yorkers smoking in their OWN homes
(DAILY MAIL) Anti-smoking police are set to patrol New York neighborhoods and stop people smoking in their own homes, secret new documents reveal.
Community groups will be sent out to convince landlords and tenants across the city to turn their private buildings into smoke-free zones, according to the documents seen by the New York Post.
The community groups would ‘work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies’, the document says.
In return for their work, each community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.
The news comes one year after the city banned smoking in parks and beaches, despite promises by Mayor Bloomberg that there were no plans to extend a ban to apartment buildings.
The document explains how neighborhood contractors would help develop New York health department’s agenda in tobacco, alcohol, exercise and diet.
Contractors would improve community awareness and promote ‘voluntary adoption of smoke-free policies to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke’.