Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor areas up to 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco, although there may be restrictions on those in some areas.
HUD said the new policy would reduce health hazards from secondhand smoke and encourage residents to quit smoking.
THINK THIS WILL STOP ANYBODY FROM SMOKING? IT WILL WORK ABOUT AS WELL AS OPENING A STORE IN THE CITY AND HAVING CUSTOMERS PAY ON THE HONOR SYSTEM. THIS IS A JOKE.