Benefits of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Smokefree Housing Policy

One year ago, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development policy banned the use of combustible tobacco products in public housing properties.  This landmark policy effort has improved indoor air quality for more than 1,000,000 households by lowering toxic second- and thirdhand smoke exposure. This number will only increase over time as loopholes are being closed and compliance efforts strengthened.

By Public Health Law Center & Mitchell Hamline School of Law
July 23, 2019

July 2019 marks the first anniversary of the implementation of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule prohibiting smoking in public housing. In this webinar, public health and housing law experts provide an overview of the HUD rule, highlight legal issues that have arisen since implementation, and discuss what’s next for smoke-free housing.

Watch the webinar: 1st Anniversary of the HUD Smoke-Free Housing Rule: Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps

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