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Feedback at 5:00: Public Housing Smoking Ban

A new federal rule proposed Thursday would ban smoking in public housing, nationwide.

According the New York Times, the move would impact nearly one million households.

Smokers argue that what they do inside their apartments should be up to them, as long as they pay their rent.

Smoking is already banned in the lobbies and hallways of the buildings.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a nationwide smoke-free public housing policy would save millions of dollars in costs — most of them linked to health care.

What do you think of the proposed ban?

It’s today’s Feedback at 5:00.