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[New Zealand] Council supports smoke-free social housing

In its first meeting for 2014, Christchurch City Council today approved a non-smoking policy for Council-owned social housing units. The policy specifies that, where new units are built or purchased — or where units are remodelled or redecorated — tenan
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 30, 2014 08:49
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Co-ops Chill, Condos Don’t

Last year, smoking was banned at One Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, Richard Meier’s shimmering glass tower … “Secondhand smoke, firsthand smoke — it was really wrecking some people’s lives,” Mr. Sughrue said, “especially because it’s impossible to seal off
New York Times
added Jan 24, 2014 15:23
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[North Carolina] Asheville apartments to go smoke-free |

Partnership Property Management, which manages various properties in Asheville, Arden, Brevard and Hendersonville, announced this month a smoke-free policy in its units. The company manages about 10,000 apartments in five states, including 1,800 in WNC.
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Nov 11, 2013 05:30
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[Massachusetts] Colonial Avenue fire displaces 14 in two homes; smoker blamed

Officials blame careless disposal of a lit cigarette on a first-floor porch, which they say ignited in flames that shot up to second- and third-floor porches. No residents were injured, but three firefighters were sent to the hospital, one with a should
Dorchester (MA) Reporter
added Nov 3, 2013 22:58
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Philly.com Smoke-free rental units growing more popular

more real estate developers and landlords in the Philadelphia region are embracing the trend toward healthy housing. The 86-unit South Star Lofts at 521 S. Broad St. will prohibit smoking when it opens in early 2014, said Marianne Harris, director of mar
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Oct 28, 2013 01:11
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[Illinois] Housing Authority moves toward no-smoking environment

* The Franklin County Housing Authority board has voted to implement a gradual move that will one day result in smoke free facilities.
Benton (IL) Evening News
added Oct 26, 2013 17:05
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[Pennsylvania] Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em? Maybe not in county senior housing

KINGSTON — Will the Luzerne County Housing Authority ban smoking in its senior housing units? About 60 percent of residents of Luzerne County elderly housing want smoking banned in their buildings, while 27 percent say they want smoking to still be all
Wilkes Barre (PA) Times Leader
added Oct 10, 2013 21:46
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[Pennsylvania] Chester County Makes All Its Public Housing Smoke-Free

There’s a new rule for public housing in Chester County: no tobacco use on the property. “The health of our residents was the greatest motivator,” says Chester County Housing Authority executive director Dale Gravett. He says his housing agency is the
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Sep 20, 2013 15:44
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[Pennsylvania] Chesco housing agency goes smoke-free

The Housing Authority of Chester County is the first in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey to go smoke-free, although the Philadelphia Housing Authority hopes to test a policy at four pilot sites within a year. And it is one of only a handful na
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Sep 20, 2013 10:46
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[UK] House-hunters in Plymouth would be put off by evidence of smoking, report finds

NEARLY 70 per cent of people in Plymouth would be put off buying a house where there is evidence of smoking, a report has revealed. New research reveals lighting up indoors can drastically affect the value of your house. The statistics come out of a su
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Aug 16, 2013 02:53
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