New HUD smoke-free rule takes effect

ALS says they are working with public housing authorities to help make the transition to a smoke-free environment.

"HUD's smoke-free rule is a reflection of our commitment to using housing as a platform to create healthy communities", Castro said in a news release.

The nationwide ban on smoking in public housing was implemented almost two years after the rule was passed by the Obama administration in 2016.

This ban prohibits residents in public housing to smoke inside their homes and directs them to stand at least 25 feet from the building before smoking.

Residents of public housing across the USA have filed lawsuits fighting the ban, claiming the ban is arbitrary and is an abuse of HUD's discretion.

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"I don't agree with it because we rent our own units, and we're not allowed to smoke in the units; we're not allowed to smoke on our balconies", Minor said.

"Several studies have proven that secondhand smoke can permeate throughout multifamily housing, moving from units occupied by smokers into units occupied by nonsmokers", said Robin Koval, CEO & President of Truth Initiative. "They have more things to fix than telling somebody they can't smoke", Robinson said. Electronic or e-cigarettes are included in the ban.

"I think this will be one of the hardest rules to follow", Perry Rumnit, Jr., a NYCHA resident, says in a promotional video for the policy. The Pennington County Housing and Redevelopment Association buildings have been smoking free since April 2017.

This is how it'll work: The new rule will be in the tenant's lease, along with information on how to quit smoking.

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