So the news that the federal government wants to ban smoking in homes in public housing across the country did not go over well with Samuel Higgs, 60 years old and a smoker since he was 24.
“My apartment desperately needs a paint job,” Mr. Higgs said. “My gas hasn’t worked for a month. You’re not gonna fix my gas and then tell me I can’t smoke in my own house?”
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