Definition : Tobacco - Second-hand smoke

Smoke exhaled by smokers (mainstream smoke) and smoke emanating from tobacco burning from their cigarettes, cigars or other (side stream smoke) mixed with ambient air. Second-hand smoke contains in particular more tar and carbon monoxide than mainstream smoke. The particles generated by this smoke are smaller and thus penetrate deeper into the lungs.

 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW! A co-owner bothered by second-hand smoke could consider a legal remedy for neighbourhood annoyances against the co-owner concerned. The plaintiff will nevertheless have to show that this nuisance is abnormal, and that it exceeds the limits of the tolerance that the neighbours owe to each other under article 976 of the Civil Code of Quebec.

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  I plan to buy an on plan apartment. As I am intolerant to second-hand smoke from other units, acquiring a condo in a co-ownership in which my neighbors could be smokers is out of the question. Question: How can I get assurances from the developer, that smoking will be prohibited in the private portions of the building to be built?
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  I live in a co-ownership where there are a few smokers, one of which is located directly below me. His smoke migrates into my apartment. I am worried of its effects on my health in the medium and long terms, as well as that of my spouse and those of my two children. Question: Can our syndicate compel these smokers to install an air freshener in their apartment?
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I am president of the Board of Directors of a co-ownership. A co-owner informed me recently that he is bothered by the secondhand smoke of a smoker who lives in the apartment below. Cigarette fumes are persistent in the complainant's unit, even when operating the air exchanger. There is also smoke present in the corridors of the building. Question: Can we ban the use of tobacco in the private portions of our building?
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Question: Je suis présidente du syndicat et un copropriétaire m’a informé qu’il est incommodé, à l’intérieur de son appartement, par des odeurs de fumée de cigarettes provenant de l’unité située en-dessous de la sienne. L’odeur persiste même lorsqu’il fait fonctionner l’échangeur d’air. En tant que syndicat, peut-on exiger que les copropriétaires fumeurs se dotent d’un assainisseur d’air? L’odeur de fumée étant aussi présente dans les corridors de l’immeuble, pourrions-nous décider que notre copropriété de 8 unités est un immeuble non-fumeur?
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