Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July

Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July
Samantha Long | 14 July, 2018, 06:41

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact smoking bans, and some 228,000 public housing units were already smoke-free.

This "smoke-free" policy bans the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing living units, indoor common areas in public housing, and in public housing agency (PHA) administrative office buildings.

Smoking in public housing across the U.S.is about to get snuffed out.

Under HUD rules, tenants can be evicted after three smoking violations.

The new rule gives public housing agencies 18 months to implement the ban.

Israel again fires Patriot missile at drone from Syria
He said Iran and Russian Federation will maintain their military presence in Syria to make sure terrorists will not resurge. Trump and Putin are expected to discuss Iran's regional role and the Syrian conflict at a summit in Helsinki next Monday.

HUD explained that the smoke-free rule will reduce damage and maintenance costs tied to smoking, cutback on secondhand smoke and lower the risk of accidental fires.

Smokers will still be able to rent a unit, but they may not smoke in restricted areas or within 25 feet of any building on public housing grounds.

"Protecting people from secondhand smoke saves lives and saves money", said CDC Director Tom Frieden.

Smokers can not smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes or water pipes also known as hookas in their rooms.

Tobacco Free Florida offers free ways to help someone stop smoking.

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