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Why Some People Aren't Celebrating This Smoking Ban

“We are extremely concerned that this rule will create additional homelessness,” John Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council told The Hill in August. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those wh
added Dec 2, 2016 22:19

[Pennsylvania] Local authority hot on smoking ban

Brown said Wednesday. “I don’t like secondhand smoke, (either): It bothers me.” Still, the Altoona Housing Authority board member thinks the Department of Housing and Urban Development went too far Wednesday with its ban on smoking in all public housing,
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Dec 2, 2016 22:16

[Alabama] Smoking ban infuriates local public housing residents

The Birmingham Housing Authority has 18 months to implement the national mandate by the Department of housing and urban development, but residents feel like there are more pressing concerns in their community than whose smoking. “It’s going to hurt a lo
WIAT TV-42 CBS ( Birmingham, AL)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:15

[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

Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing

This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a “smoke-free” policy banning the use o
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Dec 2, 2016 21:49

[Maryland] HUD to ban smoking in all federally subsidized public housing

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the largest in the state, operates 11,000 public housing units. The agency has not yet implemented a smoke-free policy, spokeswoman Tania Baker said. "It is our intent to fully comply with the rule within the pre
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 2, 2016 18:19

[California] Anti-Smoking Researchers Target Hipsters. And Yes, They Know Who You Are.

researchers have begun creating Facebook smoking cessation groups under the banner of a “brand” anti-smoking brand called “Commune,” specifically targeting the nation’s ample supply of hipsters. What the brand is “selling” is the desire not to smo
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:42

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
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