July 2019 marks the first anniversary of the implementation of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule prohibiting smoking in public housing. In this webinar, public health and housing law experts will provide an overview of the HUD rule, highlight legal issues that have arisen since implementation, and discuss what's next for smoke-free housing.
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The most effective tobacco control policies are often developed at the local level before being replicated and enhanced by state and other local governments. Preemption, which occurs when a higher governmental entity removes the authority of a local branch of government, threatens the ability of local public health leaders to execute their vision for tobacco control in their jurisdictions.