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MATTHEWS: Banning smoking in public housing singles out the poor. But it also saves lives.

When restrictions apply to people outside of public housing, freakouts tend to ensue. But it'd be a far fairer way to save lives and prevent secondhand smoke than a ban that's only limited to public housing residents.
Vox Media
added Nov 16, 2015 01:16

Federal Smoking Ban Won't Change Much In Oregon Public Housing

But some government subsidized complexes in Oregon have been non-smoking for years. Hollywood East Apartments in Portland went smoke-free six years ago. Mel Trotter said he obeys the ban, but he doesn’t like it.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
added Nov 14, 2015 16:39

[Canada] Marjorie Richards defies apartment smoking rules, despite eviction risk

A Sudbury woman has won a fight to stay in her apartment. Members of the co-operative home in which 70-year-old Marjorie Richards lives voted on Wednesday to allow her to stay — even though she continues to disobey the housing bylaw by smoking on her pa
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 14, 2015 16:18

BENTLEY: Disabled Could Be Biggest Victims If HUD Pushes ‘Cruel’ E-Cigarette Ban In Public Housing

policy comes with a hefty price tag of $212.2 million and that’s not including the cost of enforcement...Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, said...“Now, the bullying bureaucrats want to stop smokers from switching to dramatically reduce
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Nov 14, 2015 15:41

HUD Proposes to "Formalize" Definitions of Harassment and Expand Fair Housing Act Liability

Critically, the proposed rule also contains a provision that seeks to clarify the liability standards in the fair housing context. This would apply to the entire FHA, not just harassment. Specifically, the proposed rule outlines direct liability for a pri
JD Supra, LLC
added Nov 14, 2015 15:11

[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

[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 14, 2015 15:00
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[Tennessee] VIDEO: Nationwide Proposal Could Ban Smoking On Public Housing Property

Something - Chattanooga Director of low income public housing Mike Sabin says would be tough to enforce. “We'd have to of course get specific details of the final rule that they issue, and we'd have to sit down with our staff and our residents and our b
WTVC NewsChannel 9 (Chattanooga, TN)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:58

[Pennsylvania] Nationwide public housing smoking ban could help enforcement on local level

A policy went into effect in 2013 banning smoking at all of York Housing Authority properties. "It prohibits smoking in the buildings, in the apartments, and within 25 feet of any building," said York Housing Authority Executive Director, Craig Zumbrun.
WPMT FOX43 (York, PA)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:52
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