The City of Boston is making a valiant effort to better protect their residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Studies have shown nearly 1 million Boston residents that live in either apartments or attached homes have direct exposure to secondhand smoke. In September of this year, the Boston Housing Authority banned smoking in all public housing units throughout the City and has had great success. Along the Waterfront, several buildings have also implemented this policy including Harbor Towers and Rowes Wharf. In the Midtown neighborhood, the Ritz-Carlton Residence has enforced a “no smoking” policy as well as Hawthorne Place in the West End. More residences throughout Boston will definitely be following in the footsteps of these pioneer buildings to better protect their residents.