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SEARHC applauds decision to prohibit smoking in HUD public housing


The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only residential units and common areas, but also a 25-foot non-smoking perimeter around the buildings to protect doorways, windows, and outdoor patios.

The implementation of this rule will protect two million Americans, across the country, from exposure to secondhand smoke in their homes.

“Few tobacco control policies are likely to save more lives th...

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