There’s nothing Barack Hussein Obama loves more than controlling all aspects of the American people’s lives by banning as many activities as he can. Now, his administration has announced a controversial ban on smoking in public housing. However, this ban might not go through as easily as Obama thought it would…
Smoking ban for public housing sparks backlash
Homeless advocates and public health officials are squaring off over a controversial Obama administration proposal to ban smoking in government-assisted housing projects. The smoking ban has drawn praise from health officials who say it would spare non-smokers from the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke. But homeless advocates are enraged by the proposal, which they fear could force low-income residents who can’t kick the habit out of their homes.
“We are extremely concerned that this rule will create additional homelessness,” said John Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.
“Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those who are unable to quit smoking and are evicted for this lease violation,” he added. “Evictions create homelessness.”
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which declined to comment, sent…
KEEP READING ON NEXT PAGE>>>