The place i’m living is “smoke free” inside and outside.
My friends and I are on the 12th floor.. We have a balcony and a sick view of the skyline.
Anyways, we’re supposed to follow certain rules that were laid down for us by our college. (Off-campus housing through the college, college reserved a certain number of apts at this apt building)
The rules; 1.) No alcohol or drugs (because we’re dry supposively) (i’m 21) 2.) No pets (except for fish) 3.) No going on the balcony. (They actually took our doorknob off).
They do health and safety inspections (no alc bottles, etc) once during the semester and they tell you ahead of time when they’re coming. So we were allowing smoking and hookah on the balcony. We mostly did that at my friends one. Mine I would just go out late at night occasionally. A couple weeks into school they got a noise complaint and smoking complaint. Someone called on them for smoking on the balcony? I guess the women above them? So to be safe everyone was like “NO MORE BALCONY SMOKING GUYS. We’re not comfortable with it.” .(Also since you guys don’t have the background information….smoking inside is not an option).
But it suuuuuuucks now. Like. It’s freezing cold and to have to go down the 12 flights of stairs or the elevator and then go outside and find a non sketchy place around the city of Boston to smoke but it’s most likely 12 or 1am so things are shady. The balcony would be so much safer. No risk of getting lost. or beat up. or killed. It could be under the condition that you’re going to be silent if you do go out and smoke. AND ITS WINTER SO NO ONE HAS THEIR WINDOWS OPEN SO IT WOULDN’T AFFECT ANYONE ELSE.
AND YOU CANT CLAIM THE AIR.
They said they’d be cool with us vaping (as long as its outside) so maybe i’ll get one of those. I secretly love how smoke looks though. It’s a quarter of the fun.
When I visited my brothers apt in PA I was able to smoke anywhere, I believe I did in like 3 rooms. It was an amazing feeling. Not being paranoid (of the smell and if outside strangers), restricted (No smoking inside) and such.
This is good though because sometimes i’m lazy so wanting to smoke at 3am will just mean I don’t and end up falling asleep.