HUD bans smoking in all public housing, starting today

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Starting on Tuesday, smoking will no longer be allowed in public housing nationwide.

HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said going smoke-free will lower property maintenance costs and reduce the risk of fire. 

This ban was announced in November 2016 from U.S. Housing and Urban Development but Public Housing Agencies were given until July 31 to abide by the new rule.

Smokers are not allowed to smoke in any living unit, indoor common areas, administrative offices or withing 25 feet of a building. The ban does not currently apply to electronic cigarettes, vaping or chewing tobacco.

Click here for the full policy.

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