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[North Carolina] CHA grapples with proposal by HUD over smoking in public housing

Charlotte Housing Authority... is having to come to grips with questions of privacy in the wake of a Department of Housing and Urban Development proposal to ban smoking...enforcing the rule could be a problem if it requires the agency to limit what reside
WBT 1110AM/99.3FM (Charlotte, NC)
added Nov 16, 2015 01:18

[North Carolina] Proposal to ban public housing smoking faces concerns in Charlotte

In Charlotte, five public housing properties – four housing developments with 670 living units and the East Boulevard administrative office – have been smoke-free since 2009, Porter said. The agency has 39 living developments.
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Nov 14, 2015 15:06
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[Florida] Proposed public housing smoking ban would affect thousands of local homes

The proposed ban drew some heated discussion among neighbors sitting outdoors Friday morning at Robles Park, a public housing community in central Tampa. Most said it would be a violation of their rights and privacy. “It’s like you’re an inmate,” said N
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Nov 14, 2015 15:03

[Canada] LETTER: Residents need protection from second-hand smoke

A local housing complex voted to allow a smoker to continue to harm the health of her neighbours with second-hand smoke. The U.S. federal government plans to introduce legislation to ban smoking in all public housing units. The reaction against protectin
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:47

[North Carolina] JOYCE: Just where is a smoker to go?

I have a few suggestions: • The erection of small, airtight domes at strategic locations where people could gather and smoke without hurting anyone but themselves. • If such a facility was not nearby, how about a self-contained device where an individua
Mount Airy (NC) News
added Nov 14, 2015 14:45

[Massachusetts] Area housing ahead in going smoke-free

Forbes, executive director of Mansfield Housing Authority, said the state requested his housing work toward a smoke-free environment, and they complied last July. He said the policy has been working well, and there have been few complaints. Tenants can st
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Nov 14, 2015 14:44
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[District of Columbia] VIDEO: HUD smoking ban riles public housing residents

Upon hearing the proposal, Doycisse and others quickly point out that the prohibition appears unenforceable. One resident asked if HUD would install cameras and smoke detectors in his home. Several non-smoking residents do support the change, pointing t
Media General News Service
added Nov 14, 2015 14:43

[Florida] HUD housing likely to go smoke-free, 720 units in the Keys

We aren't a fan of many government regulations, but this seems well-intentioned and based on sound policy. And increasingly, private landlords are making their living environments smoke-free. No one would be kicked out of their homes; rather, leases woul
Florida Keys Keynoter
added Nov 14, 2015 14:41
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[Maryland] EDITORIAL: No smoking in public housing

Perhaps the most persuasive argument for the feasibility of the ban is the fact that it is already policy in hundreds of housing agencies across the nation. HUD has been encouraging housing agencies to adopt smoke-free policies since 2009, and the number
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 14, 2015 14:35
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Colorado Springs public housing agency won't implement smoking ban before federal mandate

Chad Wright, the Colorado Springs Housing Authority's executive director, praised the concept and the intentions of a newly announced federal proposal to ban smoking at public housing. But, he said, the agency can not implement a ban before the U.S. Dep
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Nov 14, 2015 13:50
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