World War II veteran Andrew Nowicki joined the army in his twenties.
That's around the same time he started smoking.
"If you were there and found all of the incoming stuff, I think you would start," he said.
Over the years, his doctor tried to get him to quit.
"He gave me gum, he gave me patches and it didn't work for me," Nowicki said.
"It's hard if it's something you've been doing for 70 years," said granddaughter Shayna Golet.
Nowicki said his smoking almost cost him a job once. Now it could cost him his home.
He has lived in the Cedar Village Senior Housing Complex for 20 years. As of last year, the complex does not allow smoking within 20 feet of buildings.
At his apartment, there are signs showing he uses oxygen indoors. He has been seen smoking ten feet from his apartment, but not technically outdoors.
The Newington Housing Authority, which runs the complex, says smoking policy was announced to residents in 2011 and went into effect in January 2012.
In a statement to News 8, the executive director said, "We adopted this policy for the health and well-being of the residents."
The agency's director also says there have been numerous complaints about Nowicki's smoking. After months of warnings, he got an eviction notice.
"It's mind over matter," Nowicki said. "She don't mind and I don't matter."
"I just don't care. Let her do what she has to do, let her be happy. Let her run a concentration camp," Nowicki said.
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