condo/apartment smoking rules
I live in a very large condo community. The HOA has recently posted rules concerning smoking. I approve of the fact that all public areas are now forbidden to smokers, as well as parking lots -- but then they included patios and balconies. I feel that this is a violation of my rights!
I don't smoke frequently but I do like to keep a window or the patio door open, especially in hot weather. Am I expected to lock myself into an airless space in order to smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day? Even my dog would suffocate under those circumstances.
At the same time, I have major complaints about the people who live above me as to noise, a 300-pound man's activities, his visitors who smoke and drop their butts on my patio, etc. The HOA refuses to listen to such complaints.