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[Pennsylvania] New federal rules would ban smoking in public housing

The Allegheny County Housing Authority has viewed a smoking ban at most of its high-rises as a successful move toward addressing the health and public safety hazards of lighting up indoors. But enforcing that rule at other agency-managed public housing
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 14, 2015 14:21
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Colorado Springs public housing agency won't implement smoking ban before federal mandate

Chad Wright, the Colorado Springs Housing Authority's executive director, praised the concept and the intentions of a newly announced federal proposal to ban smoking at public housing. But, he said, the agency can not implement a ban before the U.S. Dep
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Nov 14, 2015 13:50

[Minnesota] Proposed Change Would Protect 760,000 Children from Secondhand Smoke

Minnesota has long been a leader in voluntarily making public housing smoke-free. Already, two-thirds of public housing units in Minnesota are smoke-free. "We strongly support all multiunit housing be smoke-free," said Andrea Mowery, Vice President at Cl
PR Newswire
added Nov 14, 2015 01:15

[New York] All Public Housing Complexes Soon Could Be Smoke-Free

"It's extremely difficult for New Yorkers who may be suffering from secondhand smoke pollution to find another apartment, because of the high cost of living in New York City," Kwan says. There are high rates of NYCHA residents with asthma and other respi
added Nov 14, 2015 00:26
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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
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