Ohio woman, 89, chooses moving over quitting smoking

By: CBS
By: CBS

Milford, OH (CBS) - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after being deemed non-compliant by her apartment building's management. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home.

But more than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free policy. Residents already there were allowed one year of smoking with some conditions. When the smoke-free policy kicked in this year, neighbors reported Toombs' smoking, and a regular apartment inspection this month found cigarette butts and ashtrays in her unit.

So Toombs is looking for a new home.
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