Elderly Newington Couple Facing Eviction For Smoking

The consequences of smoking have been well-documented – but now you can add eviction to the list for an elderly Newington couple.

Andy Nowicki has been smoking for 70 years. Now that life-long habit for the World War II veteran might land him on the outside looking in, as the Newington Housing Authority is suing to evict the soon-to-be 90-year-old and his 90-year-old wife from their senior housing apartment in Cedar Village.

The reason – Nowicki is smoking in the building’s breezeway, instead of the newly required 10-feet from the building.

He can barely walk and his wife has Alzheimer’s Disease – couple that with a fixed income and they have limited other options.

Wethersfield’s state senator Paul Doyle (D) – a lawyer – is fighting the case – Pro bono.

Interestingly enough, Nowicki started smoking while serving in the war because the army was providing him with free cigarettes,.

  • http://www.inquisitr.com/919876/andy-nowicki-90-year-old-wwii-veteran-to-be-evicted-for-smoking/ Andy Nowicki: 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran To Be Evicted For Smoking

    […] Andy Nowicki and his wife, who suffers from Alzheimers disease, have lived in the apartment for 20 years. He himself is alert. However, his age combined with his war wounds means that he has trouble walking. […]

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