No Smoking in Public Housing

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

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

Housing and Urban Development houses are going smoke-free.

The announcement was made in November 2016 and gave public housing officials 18 months to comply with the directive. The new rule will expand the impact to more than 940,000 units.

"Smoking in any area where it is not allowed will be treated as a lease violation", HUD's website states.

The department cited the adverse risks of secondhand smoke as a major reason for the policy's implementation. S. has until the end of the month to comply with a "no smoking ban".

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According to the ban, residents will not be allowed to smoke inside public housing buildings, or anywhere within 25 feet of a building.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2014 that the smoking ban would save government housing agencies $153 million a year in repairs and health care costs, including $16 million for costs tied to smoking-related fires.

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

Tobacco Free Florida offers free ways to help someone stop smoking. The organization said HUD also should have gone further and applied the ban to electronic cigarettes, though local housing authorities are permitted to do so.

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