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[New York] Feds To Ban Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide

New smoking rules will eventually impact about 400,000 NYCHA residents, according to NYC Smoke-Free. "Living free from the dangers of secondhand smoke will no longer be a luxury out of reach for New Yorkers who depend on NYCHA public housing," said NYC S
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Dec 2, 2016 22:28
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Alaska prepares public housing smoking ban

Cathy Stone is the Director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which runs public housing throughout the state. “(In) April or May, when it’s a little warmer and people can adjust to the requirement that they have to go outside to smoke,” Stone s
Alaska Public Radio Network (KSKA)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:20

[North Carolina] Smoking ban divides public housing residents

Here, the ban will affect 1,200 units in several major public housing apartment complexes, including Cleveland Avenue Homes, Piedmont Park Apartments, Crystal Towers, Sunrise Towers and Healy Towers. “We think it is a good thing, making the properties sa
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 2, 2016 22:12
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Federal Government Criminalizes Smoking in Public Housing Developments. What Impact Will It Have on Black, Latino Residents?

The HUD’s Resident Characteristics Report showed a large majority, 45 percent to be exact, of public housing households were headed by African-Americans; 25 percent were headed by Latinos. The federal agency pointed out many people who reside in public h
Atlanta (GA) Black Star
added Dec 2, 2016 22:02

New federal rule prohibits smoking in public housing

The smoke-free rule does not include e-cigarettes, but Castro said that could change once more research becomes available. The Academy also would like to see all multi-unit housing go smoke-free, which it advocated for in its 2015 policy on tobacco.
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Dec 2, 2016 17:32

[Maryland] EDITORIAL: Trump should keep HUD's smoke-free rule

the lens through which the new administration should look at this is not one of personal freedom but of the real estate business; after all, Mr. Trump is about to be the landlord for nearly 1.2 million units nationwide. One study found that it costs an ex
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 2, 2016 17:30

[New York] U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide

The nationwide ban will have its greatest impact in New York, where the New York City Housing Authority — whose 178,000 apartments and more than 400,000 residents make it the largest public housing agency in the United States, has lagged behind many of i
New York Times
added Dec 1, 2016 12:42

VIDEO: Secondhand smoke sparks ban for California public housing

Some taxpayers in Palm Desert, agree. "I think there's health reasons for the individuals that are living there. Plus, the smoke gets into the walls and is an environmental hazard," Dave Roper said. "If this is something that has to be done because peopl
KESQ News Channel 3 (Palm Desert, CA)
added Dec 1, 2016 11:43

[New York] VIDEO: New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing

NYCHA says it has already taken steps to reduce smoking in their buildings and that they will work with residents to create a smoke-free policy. Public housing agencies will have 18 months to implement the ban.
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Dec 1, 2016 11:41

[Indiana] Public housing goes smoke free

Nine housing authorities in Indiana are already smoke-free, including: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Kokomo and Evansville. In the last 12 months, the Lung Association has assisted more than 20 properties in going smoke-free with the Smokefree Housing Indian
Kendallville (IN) News-Sun, Evening Star & Herald-Republican
added Dec 1, 2016 04:45
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