February 18, 2019

Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

01 August 2018, 11:08 | Silvia Roy

The Gompers Houses a NYCHA public housing development as seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

The Gompers Houses a NYCHA public housing development as seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

The ban from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department was announced back in November 2016 but gave Public Housing Agencies until July 31, 2018 to comply.

The ban prohibits smoking tobacco products in all indoor common areas, administrative offices, living units and outdoor areas within 25 feet of the buildings. Tenants are still allowed to smoke on the premises, but only in certain areas.

HUD said its smoke-free rule would reduce damage and maintenance costs associated with smoking, saving the agency an estimated $153 million in repairs and preventable fires.

UK MPs for levy on social media to stem ‘fake news’
And their defence previously has been that they can not be responsible for the content people post on their services. The committee suggested a levy on tech companies should fund the expanded responsibilities of the regulators.

Kathy Maddox tells us that she think the ban is a good idea environmentally but "I think our community where we live, we should be able to do what we want".

Some of the biggest problems people have with the ban is that it attempts to legislate what they can do in their own home.

"Residents have been required to sign new leases acknowledging the new policy and staff will continue to provide smoking cessation program information to residents as requested", Lemons said.

Trump didn't know about campaigners' Russian Federation link, says Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani is purposely exchanging "Conspiracy" for "Collusion" to intertwine a legal term of art with a political one. In Trump's case, collusion is not a crime-it's many crimes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke exposure results in more than 40,000 deaths annually.

"We actually implemented a smoking ban on smoking in the high rise units, our three high rise buildings a long time ago, several years ago", said Doug Wells, executive director for Pennington County Housing.

"It's to protect elderly - because there is elderly on oxygen - from secondhand smoke, staff from second hand smoke, children and families from second hand smoke, said Ince".

QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Make Very Noticeable Appearance at Trump’s Florida Rally
By noon on Tuesday, several hundred people had already lined up for the event, some waiting for 24 hours or more . Marco Rubio - before also dispatching Democrat Hillary Clinton here in the general election.

Other News

Trending Now

Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans
A firearms expert told CNN that a 3D printed gun would need to have some type of metal component because it's federal law. If we were at a bar, my language would be stronger, I assure you", Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said.

Mars closest to earth in 15 years today
There's still one big problem that would make life hard for a human settlement on Mars, and that is its lack of atmosphere. Mars will be at its closest distance to Earth in 15 years tonight, wrapping up a memorable month for stargazers.

Facebook says it identified ‘coordinated’ fake pages
The examples Facebook provided Tuesday of erased content did not support or attack any specific elected officials or parties. The company also did not directly suggest the pages were aimed at influencing the USA midterm elections in November.

Mexico official says airliner crashed after takeoff
The first images of the crash site shared on social and Mexican media showed a plane partially immersed in flames. A number of people were injured in the crash, but Durango Governor José Rosas Aispuro said no one was killed.

Blue Jays trade Roberto Osuna to Astros
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier Monday that the Blue Jays had been "shopping Osuna for weeks". Astros GM Jeff Luhnow released a statement on Osuna following the trade.

Huawei to launch foldable phone ahead of Samsung, report says
Samsung's display division was expected to take a hit in this quarter and it certainly has. Samsung shares slid 0.3 percent by 0620 GMT, compared with the flat broader market .KS11.

Real Madrid sleep in Miami... alongside their big dream
He has won the Champions League five times in his glittering career, with four of those triumphs coming in the last five seasons. Kane bagged 41 goals last season, and 35 the campaign before, so is the proven goalscorer that Madrid now require.

"Venom" Unleashes Epic New Movie Trailer
It looks like Riz Ahmed's villain will suit up as Riot , so get ready to watch two differently colored CGI globs go at each other. We're hoping that in showing off more of the film's star attraction, the studio didn't just reveal more of Venom's weaknesses.

Bryce Harper available via trade
The Nationals would nearly certainly want someone to relieve them of the remainder of Harper's $21.63 million salary for 2018. When an anonymous executive criticized Harper this spring, Rizzo found a reporter to whom he could defend Harper vehemently.

Trump insists 'collusion is not a crime'
Giuliani told Sean Hannity that his team had moved away from allowing the president to answer even "a few limited questions on collusion".