April 4, 2014 Daily Poll

Photo courtesy MGN Online
Photo courtesy MGN Online

(WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development released new guidelines to the 240 local housing authorities in Massachusetts, urging them to develop smoke-free housing policies within their state-aided housing units.

Smoking is already banned in public housing in several Massachusetts communities, including Springfield.

Proponents of anti-smoking policies say that they are good for promoting overall health, and courteous to public housing residents that do not smoke. Opponents, however, have criticized the anti-smoking policies, saying that it isn’t fair to tell people that they cannot participate in a legal behavior inside their own home.

We want to know what you think? Should smoking be banned in all Massachusetts public housing? Vote in today’s 22News Interactive Internet Poll, and leave your comments below.

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