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February 3, 2013

St. Peter apartment complexes ban smoking

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ST PETER —

Schnitzler used the ban as motivation to stop smoking.

“I guess it’s for the better,” he said of the prohibition, though he calls it “kind of jerk deal” because his past freedom to smoke in his apartment was a key factor in his decision to move there.

Liebl said most of the feedback she’s received from residents has been positive.

Central Square resident Marlene Fransen can be counted among the yea-sayers.

“That is just great. I understand fully,” she said of the management company’s smoke-free decision.

She said tobacco smoke, even its lingering smell, is anathema to her.

“I work with people who smoke, and you can smell it on them when they come back inside.”

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