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[New York] Public housing goes smoke-free

Some, however, are not happy about the policy. Rhonda White, vice president of the Van Dyke Resident Association, speaking in a promotional video, said 25 feet from her building is "basically in the middle of the street. "So that means I pay rent here a
Crain's New York Business
added Aug 2, 2018 18:31
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NEW YORK CITY COMPLETELY BANS SMOKING IN PUBLIC HOUSING

ThinkProgress, a progressive news site, said that smoking bans in public housing was essentially, “nannying the poor.” From a blog post at ThinkProgress: “…people who are eligible for public services of various kinds still have to contend with a variety
Black Enterprise
added Aug 2, 2018 18:30
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[North Carolina] Residents question new anti-smoking policy at HAWS properties; say ban infringes on rights

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem has implemented a smoke-free policy at its nine properties, in line with a federal policy that took effect Tuesday. But many residents are opposed to the policy, saying the agency is infringing on their rights. Som
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 2, 2018 04:24
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[Ohio] Deadline near for public housing resident to embrace indoor no-smoking policy

Gina Wells has to take a walk. "This is the area that I'm supposed to smoke in," Wells said, describing a space dozens of feet from buildings at the College Hill Apartments in Batavia. When she moved in to her federally subsidized apartment one month ag
WLWT-5 (Cincinnatti, OH)
added Aug 2, 2018 04:21
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[Ohio] New rule seeks to protect families who live in public housing from secondhand smoke exposure

In Ohio, the American Lung Association is currently working with local housing authorities and are branching out to other HUD funded housing including those at the Volunteers of America and Salvation Army. In addition, they are working with health clinic
nbc4i (Dublin, OH)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:35
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[Texas] Ban on Smoking in Public Housing Is Already in Effect in Houston

Here in Houston, smoking in public housing is already prohibited. Donna Dixon with the Houston Housing Authority said HUD had been talking about a ban for about a decade, so they decided to impose their own in 2014.
KUHF 88.7 Houston (TX) Public Media
added Aug 1, 2018 19:14
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Indiana public housing now smoke-free after federal rule

In Indiana, 23,000 people live in public housing, and about a third of all adults in public housing smoke. According to the American Lung Association, the new rule will protect 760,000 children from exposure to secondhand smoke.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:09
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It's now illegal to smoke in federal public housing units

In response to the new rule, an anti-smoking group called the Truth Initiative lauded regulators for stepping up and enacting protections for consumer health that include restrictions on more than just cigarettes. “We applaud HUD for also including wate
Consumer Affairs
added Aug 1, 2018 19:08
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[Iowa] Smoking no longer allowed in public housing

KCRG-TV9 ABC (Cedar Rapids, IA)
added Aug 1, 2018 19:06
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[UK] Understanding employment laws around e-cigarettes

In practice, businesses can actually decide whether or not they allow e-cigarettesand vaping in the office. There are reasons for allowing it – such as the way it can help people replace smoking and keep them in the office for longer, rather than go out
Business Matters (uk)
added Aug 1, 2018 15:40
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