Residents protest proposed smoking ban in York Housing Authority homes - The York Daily Record
The article, in today's York Daily Record newspaper, talks about banning smoking in public housing. Near the end of the article there's a rather bizarre question and answer about the scope of the law:
Another link in the article -- http://yorkhousingauthority.com/file...e%20policy.pdf -- leads to the official rules from the housing authority itself. The rules mention "smoking" is banned. The closest the rules come to defining "smoking," is:Resident: What about Glaucoma and other medical conditions that require residents to smoke?
Official: Smoking ......... is never permitted in public housing. Smokeless tobacco will still be permitted, but electronic cigarettes will also be banned.
Note the use of the word, "burning" throughout the entire paragraph.7. For the health and safety of the Housing Authority employees and their representatives, no resident shall have any type of tobacco or related product burning at such time as any employee or representative of the Housing Authority enters and remains in their housing unit. If any resident refuses to put out the burning tobacco or related product prior to the employee or representative entering the unit, or if the resident lights a tobacco or related product while an employee or representative remains in the apartment, the employee or representative shall vacate the apartment immediately and not return until such time as there is no longer any tobacco or related product burning. This may result in a delay of services to the unit/apartment.
It seems the housing authority has never actually seen an e-cig.