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[Wisconsin] Local organization works to promote smoke-free housing

In Kenosha, the movement to promote smoke-free housing has been underway for several years through the Kenosha Racine Walworth Tri-County Tobacco Free Coalition. About three years ago, the group began introducing a program called Clear Gains, consisting
Kenosha (WI) News
added Dec 6, 2015 01:40

[California] Smoke-free apartments in Long Beach triple since 2008

from 16 percent to 48 percent — since 2008, according to a city survey released Thursday. That increase means health benefits for all residents, said Eipryl Tello, Long Beach’s Tobacco Education Program coordinator with the Department of Health and Human
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram
added Dec 4, 2015 04:44

[Massachusetts] Wellesley Housing Authority: Smoking ban takes hold

has implemented an anti-smoking policy that its executive director says is beginning to take hold at the various public housing properties in town. “It’s been pretty successful so far,” said Debra Jordan, executive director of both the Wellesley and Needh
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:07

GLANTZ: HUD's cost-benefit analysis of smokefree public housing (wildly) overstates costs and understates benefits

The explicitly leave out he benefits to smokers that smokefree housing makes it easier for smokers who want to quit to do so / they do recognize to account for the "lost pleasure" smokers will experience if they quit
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 4, 2015 21:34
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[New York] Letter: Approve proposal to make public housing smoke-free

70 percent of renters would rather live in a smoke-free building; smoke-free properties cost less to clean, and retain higher property value; and cigarettes are a leading cause of residential building fires. I hope that the proposed HUD rule will advance
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 3, 2015 05:43

[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Smoke-free apartment living

HUD could learn lessons from the Hutchinson HRA’s experience in going smoke-free as it makes the change in 700,000 units nationwide. Perhaps the greatest lesson is compliance. “If you’re going to have this rule,” Ms. Ward said, “you have to enforce it.”
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Dec 3, 2015 05:37

[New York] Smoking policy has tower tenants fuming

Oneonta's Nader Towers housing facility is supposed to be a non-smoking building, but several residents and an official said Tuesday that many of the structure's hallways, elevators and floors still stink of cigarettes.
Oneonta (NY) Daily Star
added Dec 2, 2015 19:04

[Canada] Guelph-area health unit recommends smoke-free public housing

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is recommending a policy that bans smoking in social housing. In a report entitled "Second-hand Tobacco Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwelling of Social Housing," medical officer of health and chief executive Nicola Mercer
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:36

[Ohio] EDITORIAL: Butt ban is problematic

This proposed rule skates close to class warfare....Efforts or incentives to help public-housing residents kick the habit or rules to bar smoking in public areas would be more productive and practical.
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Dec 1, 2015 12:16

[New York] VIDEO: Up Close: Proposed ban on smoking in public housing

Bill Ritter talks with Patrick Kwan, Director NYC Smoke-Free, and Ashley Engelman from the American Cancer Society.
added Nov 29, 2015 20:38
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