San Francisco bans smoking in apartments citing passive smoking concerns
San Francisco city officials have banned all smoking in the apartments, citing concerns about passive smoking. But does it ignite the joint inside? This is still allowed.
The supervisory committee voted 10-1 on Tuesday to approve the ordinance, which makes San Francisco the largest city in the country to ban smoking in apartments, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote.
“Unlike smokers, who can still leave their homes to step on the curb or smoke in other permitted outdoor smoking areas, cannabis users have no such legal alternatives,” said Superintendent Rafael Mandelman, who wrote an amendment to the cannabis exemption.
San Francisco will then join 63 California cities and counties with such a ban.
According to the Center for Smoking Prevention and Prevention, cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 people in the United States each year, including more than 41,000 deaths from second-hand smoke.
The Ministry of Public Health is responsible for implementing the new law. Under the regulation, the class must first try to educate offenders and help smokers quit. Repeat offenders can be fined $ 1,000 a day, but they cannot be evicted for smoking violations.
The decree is due to adopt the second vote of the board next week, which will be signed by the mayor. As soon as this happens, the new law would come into force 30 days later.