Smokers told to stop smoking at home
UPI | March 13, 2007
An Australian court said a Sydney couple should stop smoking in their apartment if the smell upsets the neighbors.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that Chris May and Linda Crossan decided to move instead of abide by the city court's order.
Neighbors had complained that smoke seeped through the walls and under doors from the couple's apartment. They were ordered to refrain from allowing smoke to enter other apartments, even if it meant not smoking.
Anti-smoking activists said they will campaign for similar court judgements.
But a spokesman for the Australian Council for Civil Liberties told the Sunday Telegraph the decision may be unfair.
"Would a vegetarian make a complaint about someone cooking meat on their barbecue next door because they didn't like the smell?" he asked the newspaper.