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As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit

CHICAGO - Tasha Fontaine has repeatedly urged her 19-year-old son to quit smoking in apartments they've shared in Chicago and Melrose Park, but the mother's warnings were never enough to stop him from inhaling a pack a day, she said.

"I've told him it's not good for him, that I don't like it, it's too dangerous," said Fontaine, who said her lectures took on added urgency recently when her son's pregnant girlfriend - with her own cigarette habit - moved in.

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