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Panel passes bill to ban smoking in public housing

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2014

~~<p>House lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban smoking in all of the state's public housing units.</p>
<p>&quot;We're not telling people, &lsquo;You have to stop smoking,'&quot; Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director Hakim Ouan&shy;safi after a recent House Housing Committee hearing on the bill. &quot;We're just telling them, &lsquo;You have to stop smoking in the taxpayers' units.' You can always smoke elsewhere.&quot;</p>
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House lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban smoking in all of the state's public housing units.

"We're not telling people, ‘You have to stop smoking,'" Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director Hakim Ouan­safi after a recent House Housing Committee hearing on the bill. "We're just telling them, ‘You have to stop smoking in the taxpayers' units.' You can always smoke elsewhere." Login for more...



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