It was only a matter of time.  In fact, the policy was announced 2 years ago by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and we're only finding out about it now.  Many feel that it only makes sense as people struggle to make ends meet and need the help the government is providing that choices should be made to ensure money is spent for only the most positive things and especially the necessities.

According to our friends at WNEM, the federal ban will save public agencires 153 million dollars every year in costs related to health care due to second hand smoke, as well as repairs and losses from preventable fires, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The rule will be a part of the residents' leases along with information on how to quit smoking and tenants who break it could be evicted H.U.D. said.  If you want to check out more of the story click HERE.

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