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Thu April 24, 2014
Up In Smoke: Mass. Officials Pushing To Make Public Housing Smoke Free
There are fewer and fewer places people can light up these days. Bars and restaurants are off limits; even city parks are going smoke free. And now, some people are being told they can’t smoke in their own homes. Public housing agencies in cities across the country, including Boston, have banned indoor smoking, and Massachusetts officials are pushing to institute a similar ban in public housing statewide.
- Paul Neff is a Cambridge resident who lives in Section-8 housing and who has attended public meetings about the anti-smoking ban.
- D.J. Wilson is the Massachusetts Municipal Association's tobacco control director.