Wilmington, Del., official wants to expand public housing smoking ban

06/18/2013 | WHYY-TV/WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)

Wilmington, Del., has enacted smoking bans in two of its public housing buildings, and the housing authority's executive director says he plans to expand the policy, despite some concerns about lawsuits. Officials in Philadelphia also have considered a ban but have not yet acted. "[Smoke] actually gets into the ventilation system, and seeps through the cracks in the walls, and others are getting secondhand smoke," said Jane Vincent, mid-Atlantic region administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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