NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

A federal ban on smoking in public housing went into effect July 31

Starting Tuesday, July 31, smoking will be prohibited in public housing across Tennessee and the U.S.

Smoking isn't allowed in many places and now not even in your home if living in public housing. "They have more things to fix than telling somebody they can't smoke", Robinson said.

The ban also prohibits smoking in areas up to 25 feet away from public housing units and administrative office buildings, according to a brochure from the department. Tenants are still allowed to smoke on the premises, but only in certain areas. "In addition to protecting residents and employees from secondhand smoke, smoke-free policies create healthy environments that encourage people who smoke to quit or attempt to reduce smoking". Ince said residents were given ample time to prepare for the new rule and have their questions answered.

There's a new ban that's got a lot of people talking.

"We explained the process to them and we have given them the opportunity to weigh in on it", he said, adding it was in their annual plan.

The new rule is meant to cut down on secondhand smoke and the risk of smoking-related fires in residential buildings.

The policy was announced two years ago by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but the agency gave the nation's more than 3,300 local public housing authorities almost two years to begin enforcement. The majority from heart disease. Tenants with repeated violations could be evicted, according to HUD's website.

Related:

  • MoviePass hikes price to $15 per month, limits first-run movie tickets

    It has been blowing through $20 million to $40 million each month, according to regulatory filings. Stock in its parent company, Helios and Matheson, has dropped more than 99% since last fall.
    India's 5th President, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed's kin excluded from Assam NRC

    India's 5th President, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed's kin excluded from Assam NRC

    In 2005, Manmohan Singh chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the Assam Accord where it was chose to update the NRC. Hundreds of Bengali-speaking Muslims whose nationality is suspect are living in half a dozen detention camps in Assam state.
    Juve Target: I Want To Leave Man Utd

    Juve Target: I Want To Leave Man Utd

    Harry Maguire , fresh from a strong showing for England at the World Cup, to Manchester United , a team many felt were light of a decent centre-half or two.
  • Jose Mourinho expecting one more new arrival this summer

    So, I think we have fantastic players, but of course, always the managers want to improve their teams, but it's not my business. From my position, the only thing I can give is my best in every training session and every game.
    Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP

    Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP

    The Koch network campaigned heavily for passage of tax cuts that Trump signed into law past year and praised his judicial picks. Texas-based Trump donor Doug Deason said Republicans should not be punished for embracing the president's agenda.
    Bryce Harper coming to Chicago remains a dream for Cubs fans

    Bryce Harper coming to Chicago remains a dream for Cubs fans

    The Nationals are struggling just to stay in the playoff hunt at 52-53, 5 1/2 games back in both the NL East and the wild card. ESPN's Buster Olney is among those who firmly believe the Nats could move Harper before the deadline.
  • Trump offers to meet with Iranian President Rouhani, without preconditions

    Trump offers to meet with Iranian President Rouhani, without preconditions

    Gulf states have accused Iran of backing Yemen's Houthi rebels with both money and weapons, though Iran has denied this. Kharrazi said Trump likes "meeting for the sake of meeting" and was not concerned about its results.
    Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

    Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

    But Trump doesn't conform to "the usual", and his campaign manager in Florida two years ago said his endorsement changes the race. Instead, he spent much of the rally highlight strong economic numbers and praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie".
    Manchester United ‘have bid accepted for Willian’

    Manchester United ‘have bid accepted for Willian’

    Manchester United have had a £67m bid accepted by Chelsea for Willian , according to Tuttosport (h/t Daily Star). The Brazilian is believed to want to leave the club with the Blues having rejected two bids from Barcelona .
  • All 101 passengers survive Mexico plane crash

    All 101 passengers survive Mexico plane crash

    Strong wind and heavy rain with marble-sized hail lashed Durango city, even damaging hangars at the airport. Aeromexico also tweeted that it learned of an accident in Durango and were working to obtain details.
    How some states are fighting to stop 'undetectable' 3D-printed guns

    How some states are fighting to stop 'undetectable' 3D-printed guns

    That's if it takes off, which some say is unlikely given the cost of 3D printers and the lack of durability of the plastic guns. President Donald Trump greets well wishers upon arriving at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, U.S., July 31, 2018.

    Expert urges Palace to respond to desperate Thomas Markle

    Markle turns 37 on August 4th, but Thomas says he doubts he will be able to reach her to wish her a happy birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex attend the 2018 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles final.

Comments

Other news