CHI Good Questions: How to Deal with Neighbor's Smoke?

CHI Good Questions: How to Deal with Neighbor's Smoke?

Janel Laban
Mar 11, 2008

Mary sent us an email: "I have a question and was hoping you could help. I live in a large high-rise condo in Lincoln Park and, unfortunately, one of our neighbors (we can't confirm who) is a smoker.

When they light up (we're assuming in the bathroom), our bathroom fills with smoke and even with the door closed, our condo ultimately smells like smoke. Do you have any solutions for either pushing the smell out of our unit...

...(and back into theirs perhaps?) or any rules/laws that can help us go to the building management and ask them to solve this for us?"

We don't have any experience with this issue, although a few years ago, friends of ours had this happen and ended up moving over the ongoing problem. Hopefully the AT readers will come up with some good ideas for Mary to try... All advice and input is welcome - please give your suggestions in the comments below.

Photo: Lung Ashtray by Chi-Ja Ling via Finding Cheska

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