Officials in Suffolk County, New York, are considering two ordinances that would ban residents of apartment buildings, condominiums and other multi-unit residential buildings from smoking in their own homes. Dr. William Spencer, a member of the Suffolk County Legislature, says second-hand smoke can seep through cracks in walls or through plumbing or electrical lines. One of the laws calls for fines of up to $1,000 for those convicted of smoking in their homes.
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