FILE PHOTO: Starting July 31, The Department of Housing and Urban Development will ban smoking in public housing buildings. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay license: https://pixabay.com/en/service/terms/#usage)
Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
July 31 marks the day that smokers will not be permitted to light up at or near public housing.
Those who smoke are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, cigars and pipes inside or within 25 feet of a building, CNN reported. The rule does not apply to electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff, CBS News reported.
Leases will include the provisions and will also offer renters information on how to quit smoking. If tenants break the rules, they could be evicted, but one violation is not going to get someone removed from their home either, CNN reported.