New HUD regs start today, smoking banned in public housing, It’s okay, we have an alternative.

Hello! Thanks for stopping in, Dawn here your A Clean Cigarette blogger. Today we are going to talk about Public Housing.  Since most of my readers are either smokers that have made the switch or smokers thinking about making the switch I am sure you will understand when I say that it really bites when the federal government gets involved with our nicotine habit. I mean between the taxes they keep packing on to tobacco and the chemicals like “fire retardant” on the paper, the Federal Government has thoroughly screwed up on a number of levels.

All smoking in public housing banned

So when we hear that as of today all smoking in public housing will be banned it’s not really a huge surprise to us.  It does not suck any less for those smokers who now have to walk off the premises completely to smoke a cigarette, however. some public housing complexes are large and if your apartment is in the back of the complex the walk could be outrageous.  I may not use burning tobacco anymore, but I can completely empathize with how much a walk like that would tick me off when I needed a smoke. I mean you can’t even smoke on your balcony! WTH?

There is one thing you CAN do though. You can use an e-cigarette, No need to step outside unless the complex you are in has a seperate rule. Check it out for your self. Either below with these questions and answers or click Here for the PDF or click HERE to go to an easy to read overview of the entire policy.


Clipped from Hud Guide


Pretty straightforward, if you are section 8 and live in a privately owned dwelling. Then you are exempt as long as your landlord allows smoking. Everyone else is pretty much under this if you live in public housing.

We understand that not everyone will want to walk 25 feet from their home to smoke a cigarette. Not to worry. We have an option that is not only allowed but is so discreet your landlord may never even know you have it. Our Cig-a-like design is created to taste and feel like a cigarette but NOT smell like one. In fact, in most cases, there is no scent at all, and since we have opted to keep our “cloud”  very small you can count on it being hard to detect.  I sometimes hold my hit about 3 seconds longer than normal so I do not get any visible cloud, but that is up to you.

Small cloud, big benefit.

Why is a small cloud important when e-cigarettes are not banned? Because if a bunch of cloud blowers fill up these housing units and non-smokers complain than I am betting that HUD will crack down on it. I could be wrong, but it’s better to just not find out.

Now we have options. We have a discreet way to get our nicotine, our throat hit and to have it taste like a cigarette. All that without having to walk outside and 25 feet down the way to get it. We have A Clean Cigarette, and the bonus? It cost a ton less than burning tobacco. To the single moms in the housing units that nice bit of savings could mean a big deal.

If you or a loved one are looking for a high quality discrete alternative that you can use inside your public housing units stop into any of our 20 Michigan locations OR our online web store. We will ship for free to anywhere in the US. Visit  to find information on both.  Remember we get it because here at A Clean Cigarette, we are Smokers helping Smokers since 2010.

Thanks for stopping!



  1. Very informative and interesting blog Dawn. I am sure that a lot of people will want to find a better way to get their nicotine because of these new regulations, and it sounds like A Clean Cigarette can definitely help them with this.

    1. Dawn, well done My Lady! Thank you for staying up on it and getting information out there asap. This is ground breaking news. I do empathize with those who have not made the switch yet. But we are here to help them, so they can still enjoy their “smoke” at home and improve their quality of life. I am also happy to see HUD make the distinction “ignition and burning of tobacco leaves.” The Powers that Be are finally getting it! -Sue

  2. I want to know if you back the cleanciggerate??so what if it’s not strong enough or doesn’t meet my expectations?

    1. Hey Joan great question. If you are unhappy with your product we have a 30 day money back no questions asked policy. We also garentee the refil cartridges. If you get one that is not up to par, let us know. we will send you a replacement. Unlike some companies that represent a bunch of different brands, we ONLY have our own brand. We stand behind the A Clean Cigarette brand of electronic cigarette 100%. Thank you so much for asking this question, in my opinion its a GREAT one. ~ Dawn

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