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[New York] Smoke-free housing proposal proves controversial in north country

Mr. Robare said the Watertown Housing Authority plans to stay ahead of the game in regard to HUD regulations, which he believes ultimately will save the agency money. “It will save in maintenance costs,” he said. “When you’re turning over units when smok
Watertown (NY) Daily Times
added Nov 17, 2015 14:46

[New York] Would YOU help light a child's cigarette? Fascinating social experiment tests how adults react to a ten-year-old boy smoking in public

That's the question posed by this video which begins with a youngster, aged around ten, wandering the streets of New York City... But not all members of the public showed concern. This woman asked the boy his age and then bent down as she appeared to ligh
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 14, 2015 01:27

[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

[New York] EDITORIAL: Just butt out: Ban secondhand smoke for all multiple-dwelling buildings if you like, but don't single out NYCHA

If government is going to ban smoking in NYCHA projects, let government also prohibit smoking in all multi-family residential buildings in the city. Are you up for that Gov. Cuomo, Mayor ... We’d back such a bill to the hilt.
New York Daily News
added Nov 13, 2015 13:57

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

[California, Florida, New York] Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

Some who suffer from secondhand smoke were thrilled, but others, including some non-smokers, worried that it gives the government yet another reason to harass or even evict poor people for doing what would otherwise be a legal activity in the privacy of t
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2015 02:47

[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

[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

[New York] VIDEO: Report: Feds to Ban Smoking at Public Housing Complexes

Smokers who live in public housing may soon be forbidden from lighting up inside their homes. The New York Times says the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to propose a new rule today that would ban smoking from public housing c
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:49

[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
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