HUD Smokefree Housing Comments 2015

On January 19, 2016, the CALC submitted these comments supporting HUD’s proposed rule to make all publicly owned housing smokefree. The comments encourage the final rule to go further and makes the following recommendations to HUD:

  • Make all government subsidized housing (mixed-financing units) smokefree
  • Extend the 25 foot perimeter around buildings where smoking would be prohibited  to the entire grounds owned by the Public Housing Authority
  • Include water pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes under the definition of tobacco products
  • Amend its Regulatory Impact assessment to reflect the decrease in lost productivity that will result from fewer asthma exacerbations in individuals who live in public housing

Download the comments.