From CBS News: "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor areas up to 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco, although there may be restrictions on those in some areas."
My thoughts: This is a tough call. Government shouldn't generally be telling people how to live. Taxpayers shouldn't have to cover extra costs for people whose housing we're already paying for. This rule is probably unenforceable...and trying to enforce it is likely to result in physical altercations between residents and gov't functionaries. What do you think?