New York City is to offer community boards rewards of $10,000 to convince landlords to ban smoking in apartments, according to a report by Gary Baumgarten for CBS New York, quoting The New York Post.
Under the scheme, the community boards would work with property managers and tenants to enact smoke-free policies in exchange for the $10,000 ‘bounty’ for landlords.
The bounties would be paid out of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant.
Co-operatives and condominiums that wanted to ban smoking would need about 66 per cent of tenants to vote in favor.
Rent-regulated tenants would not be affected because their original leases do not ban smoking.
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