Month: March 2017

HUD’s Smoke-Free Rule Will Not Be Overturned

Studies have shown that a large number of public housing residents across the nation, including children, the elderly, and residents with serious medical issues, are exposed to secondhand smoke, which causes or worsens a wide range of illnesses including lung and heart diseases. In an effort to protect public housing residents from the harms of second and […]

New Data: Youth Tobacco Use in Philadelphia

Smoking is estimated to cause nearly one of every five deaths in the United States and more than one of every four deaths in Philadelphia. While cigarette use among youth has been decreasing nationally, use of other forms of tobacco is rising. Addiction to nicotine begins in adolescence, so rising use of tobacco in any […]