I don't know what to do about this problem I have. My whole condo smells like smoke. My clothes smell like smoke. My lungs are infiltrated and I can't stop.
Because it is my neighbors! I recall having a very slight version of this problem in previous years - how when the air or heat first kicks on for the season, some backed up smoke-smell emits through the vents. My side-by-side neighbors smoke on MY side of the landing (a much better view), which then comes around the corner and in through my balcony doors and kitchen window if I have them open.
Now, however, the smoke is attacking me from all sides. If I leave my bedroom window open - to which there is no landing near, no place for someone to be outside smoking near, smoke FILLS my room morning and night. I have gone so far as to walk out behind the building to see if I can find the source. No luck.
So what's a gal to do? I wake up physically nauseous and the inside of my nose cracks/bleeds and my throat hurts. If I leave my windows shut, the vents spew forth the smell all throughout the house (particularly the bathrooms). If I open the windows, the acrid smoke fills my bedroom and two bathrooms.
I understand smoking is an addiction, my grandfather died from lung cancer and the second-hand smoke gave my grandmother emphysema and chronic bronchitis. That's the kicker. I choose not to smoke. I choose to keep the air around me clean. Why am I being forced to give up my agency on the matter? I fully support a person's right to smoke, but why can I not support my right not to smoke at the same time?
This is my home. MY HOME! And their smoke is tainting my life and health.