Public housing nationwide is set to go smoke-free this week. Under a 2017 rule issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, all public housing in the U.S. must have a smoke-free policy in place by July 31.
That ban includes all combustible tobacco products and applies to all residences, offices, and outdoor areas within 25 feet of housing and office buildings. Public health groups have cheered the rule and HUD’s work over the past year with local housing agencies to help public housing units make the transition. But some experts have also raised concerns about whether people who live in public housing have adequate access to smoking cessation treatment.
Lebanon Family Health Services is one area agency that offers FREE tobacco cessation programs.
Other FREE tobacco cessation programs are: