The city says it wants to create a healthier environment for the 400,000 New Yorkers who live in public housing developments.
In Richmond however, prohibited tobacco products include all forms electronic cigarettes - defined as any electronic device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine.
The ban was passed under the Obama administration in November 2016.
Pennsylvania reaches deal to halt distribution of 3D gun-printing materials
The company behind the settlement, Defense Distributed, has defended the move as a First Amendment issue, not a gun rights issue. Thousands of people have already downloaded plans for the 3D printed guns, according to a Tuesday BBC report .
"Eliminating smoking indoors and close to the building is the only way to fully protect people from secondhand smoke".
Several hundred thousand NYCHA residents are now barred from smoking in their apartments, hallways or even outside.
In July 2017, the policy was expanded to say no smoking was allowed on balconies or patios, and residents had to be at least 25 feet away from the buildings to be able to smoke.
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Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons. The militaries of North and South Korea have held talks in an attempt to further defuse tensions at the two countries' borders.
HUD explained that the smoke-free rule will reduce damage and maintenance costs tied to smoking, cutback on secondhand smoke and lower the risk of accidental fires. To that effect, the encouragement will be underlined by stringent guidelines: Tenants could face eviction for violation of these rules - though first offenses will be forgiven.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will no longer permit the use of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes on the premises of its housing units.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimated in 2014 that the new ban is expected yield $153 million per year in savings for government housing agencies in health-care costs and repairs.
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