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[Canada] LETTER: Residents need protection from second-hand smoke

A local housing complex voted to allow a smoker to continue to harm the health of her neighbours with second-hand smoke. The U.S. federal government plans to introduce legislation to ban smoking in all public housing units. The reaction against protectin
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:47

[North Carolina] JOYCE: Just where is a smoker to go?

I have a few suggestions: • The erection of small, airtight domes at strategic locations where people could gather and smoke without hurting anyone but themselves. • If such a facility was not nearby, how about a self-contained device where an individua
Mount Airy (NC) News
added Nov 14, 2015 14:45

[Massachusetts] Area housing ahead in going smoke-free

Forbes, executive director of Mansfield Housing Authority, said the state requested his housing work toward a smoke-free environment, and they complied last July. He said the policy has been working well, and there have been few complaints. Tenants can st
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Nov 14, 2015 14:44
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[District of Columbia] VIDEO: HUD smoking ban riles public housing residents

Upon hearing the proposal, Doycisse and others quickly point out that the prohibition appears unenforceable. One resident asked if HUD would install cameras and smoke detectors in his home. Several non-smoking residents do support the change, pointing t
Media General News Service
added Nov 14, 2015 14:43

[Florida] HUD housing likely to go smoke-free, 720 units in the Keys

We aren't a fan of many government regulations, but this seems well-intentioned and based on sound policy. And increasingly, private landlords are making their living environments smoke-free. No one would be kicked out of their homes; rather, leases woul
Florida Keys Keynoter
added Nov 14, 2015 14:41
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[Maryland] EDITORIAL: No smoking in public housing

Perhaps the most persuasive argument for the feasibility of the ban is the fact that it is already policy in hundreds of housing agencies across the nation. HUD has been encouraging housing agencies to adopt smoke-free policies since 2009, and the number
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 14, 2015 14:35

[South Carolina] Myrtle Beach HUD residents react to proposed smoking ban

"On a given day you can pull up and smell it," said Nina Bonelli, who lives in Bay Pointe. Smoking would be prohibited inside of public housing units and up to 25 feet away from the buildings.
WMBF News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:29

[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
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