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Tacoma Housing Authority adopts smoking ban, dwellings to go smoke-free in March

The battle over second-hand smoke moved into Tacoma’s publicly subsidized homes and apartments earlier this month – and smoking lost.

In a 2 to 1 vote last week, the Tacoma Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners outlawed smoking inside all of the agency’s 1,400 dwellings.The ban, which is set to take effect March 1, will impact about 3,000 residents who live throughout the authority’s affordable housing network across the city.

Michael Mirra, the agency’s executive director, said Wednesday the policy is “necessary for THA to fulfill its fundamental obligations — as both a landlord and an employer — to provide a

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