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Smoke-Free Public Housing: HUD Considering Proposed Rule

In November 2015, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy announced a proposed rule to make the nation’s public housing properties entirely smoke-free. The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, part of the Public Health Law Center, submitted a comment on the proposed rule, which can be found with several other resources on our Smoke-Free Public & Subsidized Housing page.

HUD’s proposed rule would require more than 3,100 public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to implement smoke-free policies in their developments within 18 months of the final rule. Read more about the proposed rule here.