Smoking ban in public housing has mixed reactions among residents

A ban on smoking in public housing is causing mixed reactions among residents.



The new rule, announced by the federal government on Wednesday, bans any lit tobacco products in living units or indoor common areas.



The smoking ban also applies to outdoor areas within 25 feet of housing or administrative offices.



"How do you justify telling someone they can't smoke in their house?" asks NYCHA tenant Demetrius Cornell.



Other residents say that they like the new ban because if people are smoking in their apartments, it can come through doors and vents, which makes it bad for people's health.



Public housing agencies have 18 months to put the ban into effect.



 



 


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