Oxford residents talk smoke ban in housing communities

Smoking will soon be prohibitied as the Oxford Housing Authority and many residents are unhappy.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2018 7:38 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018 7:44 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Smoking will soon be prohibited as the Oxford Housing Authority and many residents are unhappy.

The Oxford Housing Authorities' four public housing communities will not allow people to smoke inside or outside within 25 feet of a building starting August 1.

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"I don't go along with it," said Curley Gilliom. "I just figured you should have a right to smoke if you want to."

"If you can't be comfortable at home, where can you be comfortable at?," said Mona Collins. "If you're paying rent somewhere you should be able to do what you want to do."

Teasha Sanders, the head of occupancy, says the Housing Authority will be working with residents throughout the process. Consequences of violating the policy have not finalized.

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