NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

Prohibiting smoking in public housing facilities is expected to save an estimated $497 million per year in health care and housing-related costs.

The United States Housing and Urban Development announced the new ban in November 2016, but public housing agencies had until July 31, 2018 to start enforcing it. "But they won't stop, but they might stop smoking around here".

As of Monday, smoking is not allowed inside NYCHA apartments, inside common areas, and within 25 feet of the buildings.

The ban will affect more than 940,000 public housing units across the country, according to HUD.

"HUD's smoke-free rule is a reflection of our commitment to using housing as a platform to create healthy communities", Castro said in a news release. That's something tenants have told us they're anxious about. Ince said residents were given ample time to prepare for the new rule and have their questions answered. "So, they had 45 days to talk about it".

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

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officially banned smoking on February 3, 2017 and provided an 18-month implementation period for all public housing authorities.

"It's to protect elderly - because there is elderly on oxygen - from secondhand smoke, staff from second hand smoke, children and families from second hand smoke, said Ince".

This is how it'll work: The new rule will be in the tenant's lease, along with information on how to quit smoking.

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