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[Maryland] Feds propose public housing smoking ban

Baltimore's housing authority already offers cessation programs and reached out to resident association leaders last year when the federal government started exploring a blanket smoke-free policy. "We believe there are definite health benefits to having
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 14, 2015 00:04

HAMILTON: U.S. to consider smoking ban in public housing nationwide

The rebel in me still wants to thumb my nose at the government, but I can't help but wish a rule like this had been implemented when my sister and I were children. We could have breathed much easier. (blog)
added Nov 14, 2015 00:00

[New York] VIDEO: Smoking Ban Sought in Public Housing in NYC, Nationwide

"That's too far," said resident Luis Torres. "That's private. You can do everything you want in your apartment, not what the government say." Not all residents are against the idea. Kaamar Lebrew welcomed the proposal, saying it would be better for the
added Nov 13, 2015 23:57

[Connecticut] Public-Housing Girds For Smoking Ban

some New Haven tenants said they aren’t ready to butt out in the privacy of their homes. They may not have a choice, if federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro prevails with the proposed rule change he announced
New Haven (CT) Independent
added Nov 13, 2015 23:55

Should the Federal Government Ban Smoking in Public Housing?

HUD’s proposed smoking ban protects vulnerable people, but also imposes more regulations on them.
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Nov 13, 2015 16:47

BELLAFANTE: Reigniting a Health Issue in New York Public Housing

adopting such a policy, in an existing co-op for example, is no simple thing, requiring the complicated process of amending proprietary leases. And enforcement is challenging anywhere. But a renewed conversation could at least get things moving toward the
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2015 16:39

[New York] EDITORIAL: Just butt out: Ban secondhand smoke for all multiple-dwelling buildings if you like, but don't single out NYCHA

If government is going to ban smoking in NYCHA projects, let government also prohibit smoking in all multi-family residential buildings in the city. Are you up for that Gov. Cuomo, Mayor ... We’d back such a bill to the hilt.
New York Daily News
added Nov 13, 2015 13:57

VIDEO: One million American households could be smoke-free under new ban (+video)

"The argument about secondhand smoke is over," HUD Secretary Julián Castro told The New York Times. "It's harmful, and we believe it's important that we have an environment that's healthy in public housing."
Christian Science Monitor
added Nov 13, 2015 13:55

[Arkansas] 3 state agencies ahead of any smoking ban

Three public housing authorities in Arkansas already have some form of no-smoking policy. HUD began encouraging housing authorities to adopt such rules voluntarily in 2009. That year, the Little Rock agency now known as the Metropolitan Housing Alliance
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Nov 13, 2015 13:52

EDITORIAL: They’re Coming for Your Cigarettes. But That’s O.K.

The HUD proposal seems carefully drawn to avoid accusations of overreaching, and involved months of public review and meetings with tenants. It is not draconian — smoking infractions, to be policed by tenants and employees, would be treated as nuisance v
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2015 13:51
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