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[Texas] Ban on Smoking in Public Housing Is Already in Effect in Houston

Here in Houston, smoking in public housing is already prohibited. Donna Dixon with the Houston Housing Authority said HUD had been talking about a ban for about a decade, so they decided to impose their own in 2014.
KUHF 88.7 Houston (TX) Public Media
added Aug 1, 2018 19:14
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Indiana public housing now smoke-free after federal rule

In Indiana, 23,000 people live in public housing, and about a third of all adults in public housing smoke. According to the American Lung Association, the new rule will protect 760,000 children from exposure to secondhand smoke.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:09
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It's now illegal to smoke in federal public housing units

In response to the new rule, an anti-smoking group called the Truth Initiative lauded regulators for stepping up and enacting protections for consumer health that include restrictions on more than just cigarettes. “We applaud HUD for also including wate
Consumer Affairs
added Aug 1, 2018 19:08
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[Iowa] Smoking no longer allowed in public housing

KCRG-TV9 ABC (Cedar Rapids, IA)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:06
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more than 760,000 children protected by nationwide smoke-free housing policy

In addition to protection from secondhand smoke exposure, studies indicate that smoke-free homes encourage smokers to quit and reduce the number of cigarettes they consume per day. One study suggests that HUD’s smoke-free policy will increase quitting ra
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36
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[Missouri] Public housing goes smoke-free: HUD implements new rule, effective July 30

“Secondhand smoke is a serious health threat, and can linger in rooms and even travel between homes in multi-unit housing,” said Plesetta Clayton, director of health promotions for the American Lung Association in Missouri. “There is no safe level of exp
St. Louis American Newspaper
added Jul 31, 2018 20:03
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New York City Bans Smoking In Public Housing

New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene kicked off an initiative to improve air quality for those living and working in NYCHA apartments. Public housing is now smoke-free, starting today.
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Aug 1, 2018 16:42
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United States Supreme Court Decides South Dakota V. Wayfair, Overrules Decades Of Precedent For Taxation Of Remote Sales And Imposes New Responsibilities For Internet And Other Remote Sellers Of Tobacco Products

means that remote sellers could be required to collect and remit taxes for sales, even if they do not have a physical presence in the consumer’s state. Although the decision in Wayfair dealt only with sales taxes, it seems that the Court’s rationale could
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jul 31, 2018 21:53
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Deeming Regulations Litigation Update–U.S. District Court For The District Of Columbia Expected Forum For Three Appointments Clause Challenges

The FDA has advanced in its “procedural maneuvering” in three constitutional challenges to the Deeming Regulations. The challenges – premised on the First Amendment and on the Appointments Clause – were filed by vapor-industry plaintiffs represented by t
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jul 31, 2018 21:50
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Study suggests residential smoking bans will help more low-income smokers quit

Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis of federally funded national surveys by a California research team. The finding comes as public housing authorities across the coun
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:22
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