HUD Announces Smoke Free Final Ruling
On November 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro announced a final rule to restrict smoking in public housing. More than 3,100 public housing agencies all across the country will be smoke-free within 18 months. This rule will help improve the health of more than 2 million residents, including 760,000 children. It’s estimated to save $153 million each year in healthcare costs, cleaning, repairs, and fires attributed to smoking.
Why smoke-free housing matters
Highlights of the smoke-free ruling