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[District of Columbia] Smoke-free policy in place for public housing residents

“It’s not fair to the people who don’t smoke.” Some public housing residents received a notice about the plan a few months ago, but the plan has been in the works for more than a year. In a brochure, HUD explains that the agency believes that “secondha
WJLA-TV Ch. 7 (Washington, DC)
added Jul 31, 2018 20:06
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[Rhode Island] 15,000 RI Families Living in Public Housing Are Now Protected from Secondhand Smoke, Says RI Lung

The American Lung Association applauds the new rule issued by the Trump administration, which the health organization says “recognizes the serious health threat posed by secondhand smoke, and its ability to linger in rooms and even travel between homes i
GoLocalProv.com
added Jul 31, 2018 20:04
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California Families Living in Public Housing Now Protected from Secondhand Smoke Exposure

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life, and ensuring homes are free from the risks of secondhand smoke is a critical step for the health of residents,” said Lindsey Freitas, Senior Director, Advocacy for the American Lung Association i
Santa Barbara (CA) Independent
added Jul 31, 2018 19:59
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New Rule Protects 18K Wisconsin Residents from Secondhand Smoke

Starting today, Wisconsin public housing residents will be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke through a new smokefree housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that goes into effect on this date, July 30.
WEAU-TV Channel 13 NBC (Eau Claire, WI)
added Jul 31, 2018 19:57
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Public Housing Goes Smoke-Free, Protecting Vulnerable Children and Families

As this rule is implemented, it is critical that public housing residents be provided assistance in quitting smoking, including the medication and counseling that can help them succeed. Among other resources, smokers trying to quit can call 1-800-QUIT-NO
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45
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Smoke-Free Housing To Protect Millions From The Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke To Take Effect July 31

Public housing authorities should focus their enforcement efforts on educating smokers about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke, including the risks in a multi-unit environment, along with increasing the availability of cessation services. Evict
PR Newswire
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45
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[Georgia] VIDEO: New ordinance prevents people smoking near public homes

In two days people in the CSRA looking to light up will have to be 25 feet away from public housing. NewsChannel 6 to a few people about the ban and they say it's unfair they can't smoke at home. "A lady down the hall had asked me if I quit smoking;
WJBF-TV ABC Channel 6 (Augusta, GA)
added Jul 30, 2018 21:14
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[USA] Rightwing UK thinktank 'offered ministerial access' to potential US donors

director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) was secretly recorded telling an undercover reporter that funders could get to know ministers on first-name terms...suggesting potential US donors could fund and shape “substantial content” of research c
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 30, 2018 16:28
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Cutting nicotine in cigarettes pits smokers' lives against tobacco farmers' livelihoods

Although the state grows only half the amount of tobacco it did 20 years ago, the prospect of changing their cash crop would impact about 1,500 farm operations across the state. "Am I still going to be in business or not?" wonders Jonathan Renn, a Frank
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:43
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Japan] Following Tokyo’s lead, more cities eye tougher rules against passive smoking

Of the 20 ordinance-designated cities surveyed, Chiba, for example, plans to draft its own ordinance against passive smoking, and Hamamatsu, Osaka and Sakai are considering joining prefecture-level efforts to tighten related regulations, the Jiji Press s
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:35
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