By Leigh Kamping-Carder |December 11, 2014 - 1:59PM
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire--especially when your neighbor is lighting up on his balcony. One Apartment Therapy reader had just such a problem, querying the blog’s “Ask Alice” etiquette column on how to handle the smoker next door, whose habit was wafting waves of stink into their apartment.
It’s possible that he doesn’t know his smoking is a problem, Alice notes, so tell him about it the next time he’s indulging, taking care to place the blame on some external thing, like drafty walls, rather than him. If he doesn’t take kindly to the prodding, check your lease’s policy on smoking--you could report him to your landlord. (Maybe he's smoking on the balcony in a misguided attempt to follow the rules.)
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