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[Pennsylvania] VIDEO: PHA to consider banning smoking in some units

Philadelphia Housing Authority on Thursday will consider banning smoking in some of its properties, a move that officials say would make it the largest public housing agency "in the nation to implement such a policy." If approved by the Board of Commissi
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 16, 2015 13:42
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[New York] VIDEO: SMOKE FREE ADVOCATES MAKE STRIDES IN HOUSING

Three Queens-based advocates for Smoke Free apartment buildings discuss their recent success and their hope that the City Council and the Mayor will take action on a larger level in the near future in an interview with City & State TV. Phil Konigsberg
City & State NY
added Jul 17, 2015 12:05
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[Maine] 2015 HUD SECRETARY'S AWARD FOR HEALTHY HOMES WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Healthy Homes Innovation and Achievement in Public Policy: Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine – The Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine is a leader in the smoke-free housing movement for 13 years, is working to reduce involuntary exposure to second
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Jul 14, 2015 20:29
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Are Women More Susceptible To Secondhand Smoke Exposure Than Men?

Licensed clinical psychologist Alicia Clark, PsyD, tells Yahoo Health that women can have difficulty speaking up when their needs are in conflict with those of someone they love, as is often the case when smokers and non-smokers live together. “Women are
Yahoo!
added Jul 14, 2015 10:55
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[Massachusetts] Sharon public housing is mixed on smoking issue

Sharon Housing Authority has made its complexes healthier this year with a smoking ban, it is still allowed at Stony Brook Court housing...Larry Gould ... contends with second hand smoke from a neighbor who is a heavy smoker.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jul 13, 2015 12:21
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[Nebraska] Lincoln County Receives Anti-Tobacco Funding

Community Connections Tobacco Free Lincoln County received two years worth of funding from Tobacco Free Nebraska and they hope to keep up the same work they've been doing with it. "We will continue to work to keep youth from starting to use tobacco." Coo
KNOP Channel 2 (North Platte, NE)
added Jul 7, 2015 15:21
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New grant to be used to reduce secondhand smoke exposure

Reach Healthy Communities will use a new grant to help reduce secondhand smoke exposure among children. Outreach will include encouraging parents not to smoke in their homes and cars and to advocate for smoke-free housing policies, said Stephanie Womack
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Jul 7, 2015 15:15
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[New York, Texas] EDITORIAL: Smoking is bad, but what about privacy?

Mayor Bill de Blasio is ramping up the city’s war against smoking — at home...Pressuring landlords to ban smoking from their buildings is a loss of personal freedom. A central tenet in American life has been that people can do whatever they want in their
Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph
added Jul 7, 2015 14:53
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[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home

OVER 55 per cent of children between the age of 13 to 15 years are secondhand smokers in their own homes. This was the result of a recent Global School-based Health survey done in the country.
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 4, 2015 16:05
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[Fiji] Passive smokers a concern to the Ministry of Health

Fifty five percent of children 13 to 15 years old are reported to have adults smoking in their vicinity in a week. This was revealed by Minister for Health Jone Usamate after receiving the World No Tobacco Day Award today.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) (fj)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:00
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