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[Tennessee] Feds may ban smoking in public housing

Tullahoma Housing Authority (THA) Executive Director Jim Rock said he’s not a fan of the proposed rule, which would affect five THA developments... For right now, Rock said, “They are giving us a choice;” but if the proposed rule becomes HUD’s final rule
Tullahoma (TN) News
added Jan 13, 2016 06:45
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HUD overstated costs and vastly understated the benefits of ending smoking in (some) public housing

Wendy Max, Hai-Yen Sung, and I submitted this public comment...this cost benefit analysis overstated costs and grossly understated the benefits of the old rule (including ignoring most health benefits of quitting and discounting the few health benefits of
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 14, 2016 21:20
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GLANTZ: Comment on HUD’s proposed rule instituting smokefree public housing: A good start but needs to include ecigs and marijuana

HUD’s proposed rule takes an important and necessary first step to benefitting both non-smoking and smoking residents and staff of PHAs by limiting their exposure to smoking and secondhand smoke. The rule should be broadened to include all federally su
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 13, 2016 21:02
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GLANTZ: Like the FDA, HUD overstated costs and vastly understated the benefits of smoking (some) public housing smokefree

Wendy Max, Hai-Yen Sung, and I submitted this public comment on HUD’s regulatory impact analysis of its proposed rule making some public housing smokefree...this cost benefit analysis overstated costs and grossly understated the benefits of the old rule
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 13, 2016 20:58
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Secondhand smoke common for U.S. teens

“The results also reaffirm the importance of implementing smoke-free policies to protect youth from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure,” including in private settings, Agaku told Reuters Health by email. Researchers used data from the 2013 Nationa
Reuters
added Jan 13, 2016 07:31
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[Virginia] Proposal would ban smoking inside housing projects

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), which oversees more than 4,000 public housing units in city, said they were in the final stages of implementing their own "smoke free" buildings in certain communities before HUD's proposal.
WTVR TV 6 (Richmond, VA)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:47
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[Canada] Strata heads to B.C. Supreme Court to get senior smoker to butt out

A strata council’s fight to force a cigarette-addicted army veteran to quit lighting up in his condo opened Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court. The council is seeking a court order against Langley senior Paul Aradi, claiming he’s been warned numerous times to
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:43
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[Tennessee] Nashville Apartment Staffers Forced To Stub Out Cigarettes With Residents In Smoking Ban

The first private apartment complexes to accept the Metro Health Department’s challenge to ban smoking say it’s going pretty well. No one has packed up and left yet. But going smoke-free has been hard for those trying to quit. “Oh it’s rough. It’s rough
WPLN Nashville (TN) Public Radio
added Jan 11, 2016 18:47
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Researchers find shared molecular response to tobacco smoke and indoor air pollution

Exposure to certain household air pollutants may cause some of the same molecular changes as smoking cigarettes. A study in the journal Carcinogenesis reports non-smoking women living in rural China who burn smoky (bituminous) coal for heating and cookin
EurekAlert
added Jan 11, 2016 18:39
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[New York] Letter: Smoke wafts throughout complex

Our lease states No Smoking, but it is niot enforced. These apartments are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development When I go to wash clothes or pick up my mail I have to try not to breathe, the smoke is so bad. I would love to
Olean (NY) Times-Herald
added Jan 11, 2016 18:36
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