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[New York] NYCHA Prepares to Implement Smoking Ban

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has been preparing to implement the controversial federal policy across its more than 320 developments that house approximately half-a-million residents. “Smoke-Free NYCHA” involves updating resident leases with la
Gotham Gazette
added Nov 15, 2017 01:48
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[Maryland] Public housing becoming smoke-free

MARYLAND, USA - Beginning next summer, all public housing developments will become smoke-free. Officials are trying to get out in front of the issue by offering residents a way to kick the habit. The American Lung Association and the Amerigroup are n
WMDT - TV (Salisbury, MD)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:13
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[Colorado] Avon’s Riverview Apartments mark first year of tobacco-free rules

Last March, a baseline survey of Riverview residents showed that 79 percent of the respondents lived in tobacco-free homes. However, that same survey showed that 46 percent of the respondents were bothered by second-hand smoke coming into their homes.
Vail (CO) Daily News
added Nov 11, 2017 23:39
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[Canada] Woman says rules aren't being enforced in non-smoking apartment buildings

A Halifax woman is calling on the province to have legal framework in place on cannabis use in apartment buildings before legalization next summer. Avril Jenkins has moved multiple times because of second-hand smoke from both cigarettes and cannabis, sh
Halifax Today/Halifax Courier (uk)
added Nov 9, 2017 17:31
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed?

Think about it not as marijuana, but as smoke — and then think about just how complicated the federal, provincial and municipal regulation of the drug will be... Municipalities are waiting for provinces to bring down rules on marijuana use and sales to d
Truro (NS) Daily News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:29
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[UK] PATTERSON: Exeter would be right to ban smoking, and other colleges should follow

Exeter would set a great example by banning smoking in their college grounds, and other colleges should follow suit. With the ban on polluting vehicles set to come into effect in the next few years in Oxford city centre, it makes sense that colleges shou
Cherwell Online (Oxford Student Publication) (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:24
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TATEL: New York City Requires Adoption of a Smoking Policy ($$)

Eva Talel discusses recent New York City legislation which imposes on residential landlords and boards the obligation to adopt a smoking policy within one-year, and federal legislation which requires public housing agencies to implement a smoke-free polic
Law.com
added Oct 31, 2017 22:36
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[UK-Scotland] Enlighten: Theses: Evaluating the impact of environmental tobacco smoke on biological age markers: a canine model

A negative relationship in leukocyte telomere length with hair nicotine was observed, among other changes (Chapter 5). mRNA levels of further biomarkers of ageing were measured in testes, as well as leukocyte global DNA methylation percentage (Chapter 6).
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:40
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[UK] Second-hand smoke linked to pet deaths and illnesses, experts say

Family pets are equally, if not more, at risk of being affected by passive smoking as humans, research suggests. Animals inhale more smoke and - because of their grooming routines - also digest nicotine when licking their fur, a study by Glasgow Universit
BBC Online
added Oct 30, 2017 14:45
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[UK-Scotland] Puff away, says poll on smoking at home ($$)

Most people believe smokers should be allowed to continue lighting up in their homes, according to a poll that suggests more curbs on indoor smoking in Scotland would be unpopular.... Pro-smoking group Forest, concerned that new curbs on indoor smoking a
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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