Related Companies, a major landlord across the country, is banning smoking in all of its apartments.
The new rule is meant to create healthier living conditions, company officials told the NY Times. Second-hand smoke has been found to be a health hazard.
New tenants must sign a contract promising not to smoke anywhere in the building including private terraces and balconies.
Violators could be evicted.
Related Companies owns approximately 40,000 units.
Full story from the NY Times.com