Roofeh v. Roofeh

The Supreme Court of New York, Nassau County, issued a temporary order restricting a woman’s smoking in an attempt to safeguard her children’s health and safety.  She did not dispute the detrimental effects of smoking on both the smoker and the nonsmoker.  So, the court ordered her to refrain from smoking cigarettes in close proximity to the children and to confine her smoking in the residence to a specific area within the house, provided that none of the children were present in the room while she smoked.  See Holzberg, B., “Wife Smoked Out,” National Law Journal, March 7, 1988, 39.

525 N.Y.S.2d 765 (Sup. Ct. 1988).