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/files/2012 Smoke Free policy.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: Note the use of the word, "burning" throughout the entire paragraph. It seems the housing authority has never actually seen an e-cig.