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Barrie Municipal Non-Profit Housing is transitioning to smoke free buildings based on the large majority of requests both from residents waiting for social housing as well as current tenants.

This will allow residents to protect themselves and their families from the drifting secondhand smoke that cannot be controlled in buildings where smoking is allowed in units and on balconies.

Tenants at all BMNPHC buildings (prior to July 2012) who smoke in their units will continue to be allowed to do so under a grandfather agreement in the new policy. However as of July 2012 new tenants will be required to sign a lease that stipulates they understand the building is transitioning to become 100-per-cent smoke free and they agree to the No Smoking clause. If they do smoke, they may go outside to designated areas.

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