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[North Carolina] Residents question new anti-smoking policy at HAWS properties; say ban infringes on rights

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem has implemented a smoke-free policy at its nine properties, in line with a federal policy that took effect Tuesday. But many residents are opposed to the policy, saying the agency is infringing on their rights. Som
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 2, 2018 04:24
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[Ohio] Deadline near for public housing resident to embrace indoor no-smoking policy

Gina Wells has to take a walk. "This is the area that I'm supposed to smoke in," Wells said, describing a space dozens of feet from buildings at the College Hill Apartments in Batavia. When she moved in to her federally subsidized apartment one month ag
WLWT-5 (Cincinnatti, OH)
added Aug 2, 2018 04:21
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[Kentucky] Residents frustrated as public housing smoking ban takes effect

Residents at Northtown Terrace in Jeffersonville pulled out the flyers left by housing officials at their homes in June, detailing ways to quit smoking and explaining about the new ban. "Honestly, it's ludicrous," Kevon Nelson, a longtime resident at No
WAVE 3 TV (Louisville, KY)
added Aug 2, 2018 00:34
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[Ohio] New rule seeks to protect families who live in public housing from secondhand smoke exposure

In Ohio, the American Lung Association is currently working with local housing authorities and are branching out to other HUD funded housing including those at the Volunteers of America and Salvation Army. In addition, they are working with health clinic
nbc4i (Dublin, OH)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:35
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[Texas] Ban on Smoking in Public Housing Is Already in Effect in Houston

Here in Houston, smoking in public housing is already prohibited. Donna Dixon with the Houston Housing Authority said HUD had been talking about a ban for about a decade, so they decided to impose their own in 2014.
KUHF 88.7 Houston (TX) Public Media
added Aug 1, 2018 19:14
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Indiana public housing now smoke-free after federal rule

In Indiana, 23,000 people live in public housing, and about a third of all adults in public housing smoke. According to the American Lung Association, the new rule will protect 760,000 children from exposure to secondhand smoke.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:09
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It's now illegal to smoke in federal public housing units

In response to the new rule, an anti-smoking group called the Truth Initiative lauded regulators for stepping up and enacting protections for consumer health that include restrictions on more than just cigarettes. “We applaud HUD for also including wate
Consumer Affairs
added Aug 1, 2018 19:08
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[Iowa] Smoking no longer allowed in public housing

KCRG-TV9 ABC (Cedar Rapids, IA)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:06
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New York City Bans Smoking In Public Housing

New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene kicked off an initiative to improve air quality for those living and working in NYCHA apartments. Public housing is now smoke-free, starting today.
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Aug 1, 2018 16:42
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more than 760,000 children protected by nationwide smoke-free housing policy

In addition to protection from secondhand smoke exposure, studies indicate that smoke-free homes encourage smokers to quit and reduce the number of cigarettes they consume per day. One study suggests that HUD’s smoke-free policy will increase quitting ra
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36
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