Are secondhand smoke bullies threatening your health and making your life miserable? Is your condo board refusing to take action? You’re not alone. Dr. Joyce Starr shares stories about owners who confronted condo secondhand smoke bullies and the challenges they faced.
Do you truly understand what you’re up against? Should you call the police, fire department or city? Should you hire an attorney? Is the law on your side in your state? Should you run for the board and change your documents? Should you move?
Much to the chagrin of many, there is no simple “fix.” It’s not that each case is different. In fact, secondhand smoke victims face common obstacles and options. But your choice of options – your path forward – requires a knowledge of consequences.
Dr. Starr provides key lessons learned at the close of each chapter: What might happen IF you threaten the board, hire an attorney, sue the board, sue the owner, represent yourself in court, work to modify your documents and so on. Dialogue and story-telling bring that message home. She also provides bountiful statistics on the impact of secondhand smoke on adults, children, cats and dogs. Use them in your communications with the board and fellow owners.