Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments

It’s been several years since New Yorkers lost their right to smoke in city restaurants, but they were always free to smoke inside their own home; that all changed Monday for public housing residents

Several hundred thousand NYCHA residents are now barred from smoking in their apartments, hallways or even outside. There's no smoking within 25 feet of a New York City Housing Authority building. The change wasn't welcomed by at least one smoker.

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