HUD issues Final Rule on smoke-free public housing

HUD issues Final Rule on smoke-free public housing. PHA-administered buildings have 18 months to comply.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Final Rule on instituting smoke-free policies for Public Housing Agency (PHA)-administered buildings. PHAs have 18 months to incorporate the smoke-free policy inside public housing living units and indoor common areas, public housing administrative office buildings, public housing community rooms or community facilities, public housing day care centers and laundry rooms, in outdoor areas within 25 feet of the housing and administrative office buildings, and in other areas designated by a PHA as smoke-free. The policy applies to all tobacco products, which includes water pipes (also known as “hookahs”) but does not include electronic nicotine delivery systems (also known as “e-cigarettes”).

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