To learn more about the Smoke-Free NYCHA Liaison Program, please click here.
Questions? Ideas? Contact NYCHA Health Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (212) 306-8282.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Secondhand smoke can trigger asthma attacks and lead to stroke, heart attack, cancer, and respiratory illness. Children and seniors, nearly half of all NYCHA residents, are often impacted the most. Eliminating smoking indoors and close to buildings is the best way to protect people from exposure to second hand smoke.
Consistent with HUD regulation, NYCHA prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookah pipes anywhere inside public housing buildings and within 25 feet of any NYCHA building.
The new policy took effect July 30, 2018. To read the policy, click here.
Smoke-Free Interactive Map
NYCHA’s Smoke-Free policy prohibits the smoking of tobacco products within twenty-five (25) feet of public housing buildings. Questions about the 25 foot buffer at your development? This online map allows you to search by development, address, or by zooming into the map to view the 25 free distance around a NYCHA building marked in yellow.
Smoking increases your risk of respiratory infections and pneumonia, as well as the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are interested in quitting help is available.
Watch more videos on the Smoke-Free NYCHA Playlist.
Audio Description: This playlist features various videos related to smoke-free initiatives throughout New York City.