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Syracuse Housing Authority Bans Smoking

While the feds announced last week that they were looking to make all public housing smoke free, some cities have begun passing and enforcing such a ban. This week the Syracuse, NY public housing begins enforcing a smoke-free measure. Starting today, November 19, 2015 no one will be allowed to smoke at any of the properties that fall under the Syracuse Housing Authority jurisdiction. The measure effects 5,000 residents and a violation will be treated like a […]

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New York Could Ban Smoking In Public Housing

Last week Philadelphia became the largest city to ban smoking in public housing. That reign could be short-lived as Assistant Assembly Speaker, Felix Ortiz a Democrat from Brooklyn, NY is pushing for a similar ban. The bill would ban smoking in and on the grounds of any public housing in New York state. According to the bill, 50 percent of public house would immediately prohibit smoking with additional units going smoke free as they become […]

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Law | Columbia, MO Bans Smoking In Public Housing

In the city of Columbia, Missouri the Public Housing Authority has announced that beginning May 1, 2015 it will become illegal for residents to smoke in public housing units. According to the Gestapo Housing Authority, this is being done to make residents healthier. According the United States Department of Housing, there are churning more that 225 housing authorities across the country that have or are in the process of adopting anti-smoking regulations. Columbia, MO is home […]

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Law | Allegheny County Housing Smoking Ban

The Allegheny County Housing Authority has stated effective immediately that five of its sites are being made smoke free. The county which included Pittsburgh has designated 330 units as non-smoking. According to executive director Frank Aggazio, “The Housing Authority’s mission is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for families and individuals in Allegheny County, and to change the traditional face of public housing. Adopting a smoke-free policy in our facilities improves our residents’ health […]

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New Mexico

Law | Bernalillo County Housing Authority Smoke Free

The Bernalillo County Housing Authority in New Mexico is going smoke free. The county housing department manages 75 public housing units including 54 units for the elderly and 21 for the elderly. The center of the county is Albuquerque. In order to sign a lease potential residents have to sign a nonsmoking clause before moving into or renewing a lease to live in the public housing apartments. The authority has constructed designated smoking areas on […]

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