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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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more than 760,000 children protected by nationwide smoke-free housing policy

In addition to protection from secondhand smoke exposure, studies indicate that smoke-free homes encourage smokers to quit and reduce the number of cigarettes they consume per day. One study suggests that HUD’s smoke-free policy will increase quitting ra
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36
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Letter: Ban on smoking by Corrections good for all West Virginians

The West Virginia Division of Corrections’ Jim Rubenstein needs to be applauded for having the ethical fortitude to ban the dangerous drug tobacco in 2008. He moved our state into the 21st century with his progressive forward thinking. The cost to taxpa
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jul 31, 2018 20:36
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[Missouri] Public housing goes smoke-free: HUD implements new rule, effective July 30

“Secondhand smoke is a serious health threat, and can linger in rooms and even travel between homes in multi-unit housing,” said Plesetta Clayton, director of health promotions for the American Lung Association in Missouri. “There is no safe level of exp
St. Louis American Newspaper
added Jul 31, 2018 20:03
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New York City Bans Smoking In Public Housing

New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene kicked off an initiative to improve air quality for those living and working in NYCHA apartments. Public housing is now smoke-free, starting today.
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Aug 1, 2018 16:42
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Study suggests residential smoking bans will help more low-income smokers quit

Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis of federally funded national surveys by a California research team. The finding comes as public housing authorities across the coun
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:22
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[Wisconsin] VIDEO: New rule prohibits smoking in public multi-unit homes

"Even if I'm living in Apartment A and I'm a non smoker, I can still have the same effects as from that person that's smoking in Apartment B because it can filter under the doorways and things like that," said Chelsie Smith of the Eau Claire City-County
WQOW ABC 18 (Eau Claire, WI)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:01
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