A new federal rule is proposed in the U.S. to ban smoking in public houses


  The goal is to reducing secondhand smoke. The ban would also require that common areas and administrative offices on public housing property be smoke-free. A report last year of Centers for Disease Control revealed that prohibition in public housing alone could lead to cost savings of up to $153 million, which would include healthcare costs and fire damage costs. Public housing agencies will have to implement smoke-free policies within about a year and a half of the date the rule becomes effective. People will have 60 days to comment and if desired to make opposition. Not all in public housing are in favor of the plan. However, a such plan was already previously applied by some local public housing


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