Monday, November 23, 2015

Smoking tent us back up, but is it legal?

Well, once again, the veterans at the veterans home will face yet another winter of having to go outside and o travel a short distance to a smoking tent set up in the Big Pavilion, just outside of Kozy Corners.

While other retirement homes have exemptions to the non smoking indoors rule, the Michigan veterans home in Grand Rapids does not.

Veterans have to go outside, to an area about 50 feet by 25 feet wide, that is heated. It is protected from the wind and snow and weather by tarps that form a tent.

Now some people question whether or not this thing is even legal, for fire safety purposes.  There are 2 entryway/exits made up of hanging plastic sheets.  Easy to get into, easy to get out of. Still, other places have exemptions to the smoking rule, why not the Veterans home - these guys earned it.

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