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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 22:20

Is It Fair to Ban Public Housing Tenants From Smoking?

Written by  NYTimes

The federal government has banned all smoking in public housing complexes beginning early next year. Officials acted to protect public health but, in doing so, restricted what tenants could do in their own homes. Is the measure sensible or heavy-handed?

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Seems to me people in government housing, paying a fraction of what anybody else would pay for similar housing, shouldn't have all that extra money for cigarettes, fake nails, iPhone 7's, 70" inch TV's...and new cars. Just saying. As they are probably also receiving SSI and Food Stamps...and not looking for work.

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Damn straight it's fair...clean air breathers have had to endure that fetid cigarette smoke nearly everywhere...until common sense stepped in. This is just one more way to keep the air cleaner for children, the elderly and anyone with cardio-respiratory problems. If smokers don't like that...they can go pound sand.

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