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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
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[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
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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
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[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
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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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Big Tobacco Stocks Shrug Off New Proposed Smoking Ban

It’s a move that Big Tobacco might have seen coming, since HUD has been encouraging agencies to adopt the ban voluntarily for the past six years. Smoking is already banned in all federal buildings under control of the Executive Branch except public housi
Fortune Magazine
added Nov 13, 2015 13:49
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[New Jersey] Smokers in North Jersey unfazed by proposed HUD public housing ban

“This is making great strides to protect all people from secondhand smoke and ‘thirdhand’ smoke,” said Karen Blumenfeld, executive director at Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy. “It’s impacting not only the tenants residing in that unit at that point i
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Nov 13, 2015 13:48
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[California, Florida, New York] Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

Some who suffer from secondhand smoke were thrilled, but others, including some non-smokers, worried that it gives the government yet another reason to harass or even evict poor people for doing what would otherwise be a legal activity in the privacy of t
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2015 02:47
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[Texas] New public housing rule: no smoking

Castro, the San Antonio mayor before joining the Obama administration, said the proposal would improve the health of more than 2 million public housing residents... The San Antonio Housing Authority had already banned smoking in January 2012 within 20 fe
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 13, 2015 02:28
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[New York] Syracuse public housing high-rise residents do slow burn over smoking ban

Jones has been smoking nearly 50 years and has no intention of quitting when his public housing apartment building at 427 Tully St. on the city's near West Side goes smoke-free next week. The Syracuse Housing Authority will ban smoking in Jones' building
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 13, 2015 02:20
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