The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule that will result in all public housing units across the country being smoke-free. However, enforcement of the regulation and compliance by residents are concerns.

“Obviously, there is a clear public health issue,’’ Amy M. Glassman, who is of counsel at Ballard Spahr in Washington and represents public housing authorities, told the Post. “But especially when you’re talking about banning smoking within their housing unit, folks take that as an issue of personal space and freedom, ‘You’re telling me what to do within the confines of my own home.’ That’s the main pushback issue.’’

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