Image result for smokefree public housingSmoke-Free Information

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all public housing to be smoke-free by July 30, 2018.  In order to comply with HUD regulations, Regional Housing Authority (RHA) has adopted Smoke-Free policies and will be implementing a smoke-free environment at all public housing sites effective July 1, 2018.  RHA is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the community it serves.

RHA's Smoke-Free Policy is designed to create healthier homes for residents and healthier work environments for employees by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and providing support to residents and employees who smoke and want to quit.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  Secondhand smoke can trigger asthma attacks and lead to stroke, heart attach, cancer, and respiratory illness.  Eliminating smoking indoors and close to buildings is the best way to protect people from exposure to secondhand smoke.

RHA's new policy will be effective July 1, 2018, and will prohibit the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah pipes and electronic cigarettes in all living units and interior areas, including but not limited to hallways, rental and administrative offices, community centers, day care centers, laundry centers, and similar structures.  Smoking is also prohibited in outdoor areas within 25 feet from public housing buildings and administrative office buildings.

Learn more about RHA's Smoke-Free Policy

Smoke-Free Policy

Smoke-Free Lease Addendum

Reminder Smoke-Free Policy

 GET HELP QUITTING SMOKING:

Everyone can quit smoking.  The California’s Smoker’s Helpline can help.  Visit www.nobutts.org and/or call 1-800-NO-BUTTS for FREE to help quit smoking.

Smoke-Free Housing in Sutter County - https://www.suttercounty.org/assets/pdf/hs/ph/Smoke_Free_Housing-Just_the_Facts.pdf

Information on Secondhand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing - http://www.lung.org/assets/documents/tobacco/smuh-policy-brief-update.pdf

Electronic Cigarette Factsheet

Secondhand Smoke Factsheet

Thirdhand Smoke Factsheet

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