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Smoking Will Soon Be Banned In Public Housing

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Smoking Will Soon Be Banned In Public Housing
The ban was announced nearly two years ago.
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Soon, people won't be able to smoke in or near public housing.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will start enforcing a smoking ban July 31. The ban was announced nearly two years ago

It bars cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other tobacco products within 25 feet of any public housing unit or common area. Electronic smoking devices such as e-cigs will still be allowed. 

HUD says the goals are to promote healthier lifestyles, cut costs for health care and reduce the need for repairs from smoking and fires.