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[Canada] The Sudbury Star Discourage smoking in apartments: Sudbury board

Members of the Sudbury & District Board of Health said it wasn't an easy issue, but, in the end, they endorsed a motion supporting the Northwestern Health Unit's position on smoke-free, multi-unit housing. The motion passed at Thursday's board meeting
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 21, 2015 21:45
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[New York] EDITORIAL: An Invasion Of Privacy

The Wave believes this federal mandate – and Richards’ plan -- to be unfair. Smoking should be banned in common areas, but when the government wants to dictate what people do in their own living room – especially a legal one – it opens all sorts of trou
The Wave (Far Rockaway, NY)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:01
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[Wisconsin] VIDEO: Local initiative encourages properties to become smoke-free

Rublee is a public health educator working to help area landlords in Portage, Wood and Marathon counties make their properties smoke-free. Marathon county currently has 350 smoke-free properties. That's about 5,000 units. "it is popular and it is gainin
WSAW CBS 7 (Wausau, WI)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:01
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SATEL: Why HUD Should Allow Vaping In Public Housing

to borrow HUD’s language: while use of nicotine may not be amenable to complete abatement, procedures such as vaping may have to be undertaken to minimize the potential for further damage.
Forbes
added Nov 19, 2015 16:17
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AAFP Backs HUD Proposal to Make Public Housing Smoke-free

"Everyone has the right to live in a smoke-free environment. We need action. We need more smoke-free environments, and that's why the American Academy of Family Physicians fully supports the proposed rule to make public housing properties smoke-free.”
American Family Physician
added Nov 19, 2015 15:46
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[Washington] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban makes sense in public housing

THA offers smoking cessation resources (including classes and patches); HUD would be wise to do the same if its ban is implemented....There are too many good reasons to ban smoking. HUD’s proposal should move forward.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Nov 18, 2015 01:45
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LETTER: GLASSER: A Proposed Smoking Ban in Public Housing

will in its benevolence provide public housing for the poor and predominantly nonwhite, but residents will have to relinquish rights that every other citizen enjoys to remain eligible. Propose a similar law to apply to all residents of all apartment buil
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2015 00:25
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Public Housing Cigarette Ban Illustrates The Thin Line Between Helping People And Micromanaging Them

While the NLIHC generally opposes such “paternalistic policies that threaten someone’s housing assistance based on whether or not people comply with other social goals,” Couch said this one is different....To justify the move to make such bans mandatory,
Think Progress (blog)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:21
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[North Carolina] Answer Man: No relief for freezing senior smokers? Haynes update?

Can’t the Vanderbilt Apartments do something for the senior citizens who have to sit outside in their wheelchairs or on a bench in the cold so they can smoke?... A designated smoking area inside, out of the cold, is not going to happen. "We're trying to
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Nov 17, 2015 23:29
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HUD Proposes to Protect More than One Million Americans Living in Multi-Unit Housing from Harms of Secondhand Smoke

Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. "No one should be exposed to secondhand smoke in their home, especially our nation's most vulnerable citizens, including children, the elderly and low-income Americans."
American Lung Association
added Nov 17, 2015 15:53
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