“Yi! I live in an apartment and my next door neighbor is a chain smoker. The building must have horrible ventilation because my place smells like smoke ALL THE TIME. Even worse, my clothes smell like they did after bar hopping back in the 90's. I've talked to my landlord about the problem but he suggested I open a window. I've signed a year lease and have almost 6 months to go, but I don't think I can take it for that long.
Regardless of today’s OPP, he says that smoking in general is just gross and sometimes, if not always, smokers know that it’s gross- case in point, if a smoker wants to make out with someone there’s a reasonable chance that they’re gonna freshen up with a mint or gum… because they know. Steve understands how smoking can affect or ruin certain pieces of property (a home, etc.) because when he exchanged his car the dealership pointed out that the smoke had done damage on some level.
What do you think Heather should do?
Heather’s in a sticky situation because that smoker’s apartment is their own and they should be able to live comfortably. Maybe she should talk to her neighbor face-to-face and state that she has a problem, because at least then everybody would be on the same page.