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Thursday, November 12, 2015

HUD Seeks Smoking Ban in Public Housing by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Smoking could soon be banned in the nation's public housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Thursday to require the more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to make their properties smoke-free. "We have a responsibility to protect public housing residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, especially the elderly and children who suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases," HUD Secretary Julian Castro said in a statement. more