An old man is being evicted from the apartment he and his wife have shared for the last 20 years because he won't quit smoking.
New rules have been in effect for the last two years in their Connecticut complex, property managers say, and some of their tenants have medical issues that are worsened by others smoking nearby. Everyone has to walk at least ten feet away from the building before they light up. If they made an exception for him, they'd have to make one for everyone.
I dunno. He's been there 20 years. He's over 90 years old. How much longer do you think he's gonna be smoking in the apartment? It would be nice if they could all come to some sort of an agreement, but at the same time, if the ductwork is all connected and I lived there? I wouldn't want to breathe his fumes. Not to mention, I have a very asthmatic child. It's just not OK to put him at risk because you like your Marlboros.
So what would be a fair solution?