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Albany Housing Authority Residences To Go "Smoke-Free"

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Albany Housing Authority apartments and homes will be "smoke-free."

2,200 units under housing authority jurisdiction, will become "smoke free: as of January 1, 2016. The AHA’s smoke-free policy, voted by it's board of commissioners, is supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York State Department of Health, the Albany County Department of Health, and Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition. Officials say the housing authority will be sensitive in implementing the policy, and plans to work to connect residents who want to quit with smoking cessation programs.

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