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Many multi-unit housing residents are exposed to secondhand smoke, and many are from vulnerable populations, including young children, people with disabilities and the elderly.  Work on multi-unit housing is critical to reducing tobacco-related disparities.  The information below will help you promote the adoption of no-smoking rules in multi-unit residential housing.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule” is now effective. The use of all lit tobacco products and hookahs (or water pipes) inside all units, common areas, Public Housing Authority (PHA) administrative offices, and in all areas within 25 feet of building is prohibited. Get information about smoke-free multifamily housing from HUD (pdf)


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