Secondhand Smoke Crimes explodes the myth that smokers can do as they please in their own units. Names are masked. But the crime story is true. Secondhand Smoke Crimes reads like fiction, but is based on fact - the story of women who fought for their lives against chain-smoking bullies and their defenders. Vital health and legal arguments are woven through fast-paced chapters. The work gives voice to victims and their suffering - including children and defenseless pets. Over fifty-five thousand American adults and children die each year from secondhand smoke exposure. Don't allow smokers to violate your life with their toxins. Even short-term exposure can prove life-threatening for n-smokers, children and pets. Secondhand Smoke Crimes is one of those rare, ground-breaking and readable books that arises from a serious personal experience. Law firms are reluctant to take such cases. But as the author shows, you can buck the odds. Buy it if you enjoy a real-world story of the eventual triumph of good and/or if you have to deal with the deadly nuisance of secondhand smoke, declares author Dr. David Goldenberg. Radio Talk Show Host Faith Rali declares: This book is a must read...Dr. Starr writes a compelling story. Do t be held hostage by your neighbor's secondhand smoke. Learn what you can do to return your home to a healthy environment. The book is a wake-up call for condo boards, co-op boards, owners, property managers and lawyers who protect the rights of chain-smokers over your right to a smoke-free home. Laws that prohibit smoking rarely extend to multi-unit dwellings, where children and n-smoking adults can least defend themselves. Dr. Joyce Starr tackles tough issues and deeply-entrenched attitudes. A policy expert, homeowner rights coach and Radio Talk Show Host, she's authored 12 books in diverse arenas, including: Defend Your Condo & Homeowner Rights, (2007). She's also the publisher of home and hearth books at StarrPublications.com.