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AUDIO: Federal Government Wants To Ban Smoking In Public Housing

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Lourdes Castro Ramirez, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, about why HUD is proposing the ban, and how it would be enf
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)
added Nov 13, 2015 02:19
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Feds move to make public housing a tobacco smoke-free zone

The move would improve resident health and save $153 million annually / Some worry it would lead to evictions for tobacco-addicted residents
McClatchy Newspapers
added Nov 13, 2015 02:17

McARDLE: 'Ban Smoking' Means 'Evict Defiant Smokers'

The report airily dismisses the horrors of eviction with a cheery note that this draconian threat might help reduce disparities in smoking rates between rich and poor. You know, if the poor have to choose between smoking while homeless or not smoking at
Bloomberg View
added Nov 12, 2015 22:17

public housing nationwide may be subject to smoking ban

It is important that HUD’s enforcement mechanisms do not include eviction. And HUD should also ensure cessation services are available to residents to help ease their transition to smoke-free housing.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 12, 2015 21:56
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HUD Floats Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule ($$)

proposed a rule that would prohibit indoor smoking in nearly 1 million public housing units in an effort to limit residents' health risks and housing agency maintenance costs. The agency called for public comment on the...
added Nov 12, 2015 21:52

[New York] Smoking Ban Proposal a Surprise to Some Public Housing Tenants

In interviews in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, many residents of the nation’s largest public housing system were puzzled by the news. They wondered how smoking suddenly became a priority given the deteriorating condition of many of the publi
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 20:46

HUD Proposal to Make Public Housing Smoke-Free Will Protect the Health of Children and Families

This rule will protect the health of public housing residents, including many children, elderly and people with disabilities who are particularly susceptible to the health effects of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals,
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 12, 2015 20:44

[New York] Syracuse's public housing apartments going smoke-free next week

The ban will affect more than 5,000 people who live in 2,300 apartments. Tenants who violate the ban could face eviction, said Bill Simmons, executive director of the Syracuse Housing Authority...comes at the same time the federal government is moving to
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 12, 2015 17:20

HUD proposes smoking ban in public housing, citing dangers of secondhand smoke

Though HUD will not design a final rule until after it hears public comments over the next two months, there seems little doubt that the government is headed toward the smoking ban, since the Obama administration is already moving in that direction. Sinc
Washington Post
added Nov 12, 2015 17:13

Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing (PDF)

This proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, this rule proposes that no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule, each PHA must impleme
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Nov 12, 2015 17:09
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