New York City Bans Smoking in Public Housing Apartments

The rule prohibits the use of tobacco products in public housing living units indoor common areas in administrative office buildings all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the public housing and administrative office buildings

The rule prohibits the use of tobacco products in public housing living units indoor common areas in administrative office buildings all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the public housing and administrative office buildings

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a no-smoking policy to stop the spread of second hand smoke in multi-unit buildings that went into effect today. 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 includes not only the homes themselves, but any public areas, and a 25-foot radius around any outdoor spaces. It will impact thousands of households in the Memphis area. Tenants with repeated violations could be evicted, according to HUD's website. Housing authorities, including Memphis, have said they have met with tenants and will work with people to kick the habit. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco, although there may be restrictions on those in some areas.

HUD also made it clear that an eviction won't happen after a first offense.

"We have no choice here in terms of the legislative process", Alpi said.

Kathy Maddox tells us that she think the ban is a good idea environmentally but "I think our community where we live, we should be able to do what we want".

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

A woman who lives in Macon's Anthony Homes, says she doesn't smoke, but finds the ban unfair.

But some residents have already filed a lawsuit, claiming the smoking ban infringes on their rights.

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