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HUD Announces Public Housing Smoking Ban

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:15AM

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced a final rule requiring public housing agencies (PHAs) to implement a smoke-free policy at their public housing properties. The ban would prohibit lit tobacco products in all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and outdoor areas within 25 feet of residential and administrative buildings. PHAs must implement a smoke-free policy within 18 months and 60 days of the final rule’s publication in the Federal Register.

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