New residents will have to sign an agreement pledging not to puff away indoors.
COUNCIL tenants could be banned from having cigarettes inside their OWN homes in a radical plan to protect children and residents from second hand smoke, a public health chief revealed.
New tenants would be required to sign an agreement pledging not to smoke before they move into housing association or local authority properties.
Since 2015 smoking in cars has been illegal and this is the latest government scheme to stamp out the number of people suffering from others puffing away around them.
Professor John Middleton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, told the Sunday Times that adults smoking in homes damaged the development of children’s lungs and put babies at risk of cot death.
He said: “Housing associations and councils are looking at smoke-free housing buildings.
“Where children are involved I think there is a real case for it.