Among residents living in apartments or villas, the problem of smoking between floors is as serious as noise between floors.



On the 20th, a man in his 50s was arrested by the police at a villa in Incheon, who killed his neighbor by swinging a knife.



It is said that the two often quarreled over smoking issues.



According to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission, in 2020, the number of complaints about cigarette smell between floors was 2,844, an increase of nearly 20% from the previous year.



Second-hand smoke, such as interfloor smoking, not only causes discomfort, but also adversely affects health.



Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease compared to nonsmokers.



In particular, children are at increased risk of developing lung function decline, respiratory disease, ADHD, etc.



The Common Housing Management Act stipulates that 'residents should make an effort not to harm other tenants due to smoking in the household', which is ineffective.



Although the management office staff can request the occupants to stop smoking, there is no way to force smoking cessation in the household.

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