Hollywood East Apartments in Portland went smoke-free six years ago.
Mel Trotter said he obeys the ban, but he doesn’t like it.
“I don’t think they should ban what you do in your own home,” he said.
His neighbor, Kathy Flint, said not being allowed to smoke inside hasn’t really changed her habit.
“It doesn’t increase it. It might reduce it a little,” she said. “I’m not so sure.”
But she said, if there is a ban, outside smoking areas need to be provided and punishments shouldn’t be too harsh.
“Some buildings that go berserk and evict people because they caught them with a cigarette. I think, ‘overdone,’” Flint said.
At Hollywood East, those who smoke indoors are given a warning and then an eviction notice. But an official said no one has actually been tossed out for smoking.