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MATTHEWS: Banning smoking in public housing singles out the poor. But it also saves lives.

When restrictions apply to people outside of public housing, freakouts tend to ensue. But it'd be a far fairer way to save lives and prevent secondhand smoke than a ban that's only limited to public housing residents.
Vox Media
added Nov 16, 2015 01:16
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[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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[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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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.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Nov 14, 2015 00:00
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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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VIDEO: One million American households could be smoke-free under new ban (+video)

"The argument about secondhand smoke is over," HUD Secretary Julián Castro told The New York Times. "It's harmful, and we believe it's important that we have an environment that's healthy in public housing."
Christian Science Monitor
added Nov 13, 2015 13:55
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[New Jersey] Smokers in North Jersey unfazed by proposed HUD public housing ban

“This is making great strides to protect all people from secondhand smoke and ‘thirdhand’ smoke,” said Karen Blumenfeld, executive director at Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy. “It’s impacting not only the tenants residing in that unit at that point i
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Nov 13, 2015 13:48
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[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
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[New York] Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban

Smoking would be prohibited in public housing homes nationwide under a proposed federal rule to be announced...felt most heavily by the New York City Housing Authority, which is known as Nycha and houses more than 400,000 people in about 178,000 apartment
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 12:27
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[Nebraska] High Rise Fire Illustrates Shift to Smoke Free Housing

The Hall County Housing Authority had begun taking steps to go smoke free, before a deadly fire. Executive Director Rick Ruzicka said, "We've been moving towards a smoke free policy throughout our complex. This building and Golden Towers are the last o
Nebraska.tv - NTV ABC (Kearney, NE)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:17
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