Is Philly’s smoking ban at drug rehabs working?

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Protesters gather at City Hall opposing the city's smoking ban in inpatient addiction treatment facilities. (Nina Feldman/WHYY)

Protesters gather at City Hall opposing the city's smoking ban in inpatient addiction treatment facilities. (Nina Feldman/WHYY)

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It’s been nine months since Philly banned smoking at city-funded inpatient addiction-treatment centers. WHYY health reporter Nina Feldman explains why it’s hard to get answers about whether it’s helping or hindering people in recovery amid the opioid crisis.

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