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San Francisco Moving to Ban Indoor Smoking in Apartments, Condos

Dec. 2, 2020, 9:47 AM

San Francisco would become the largest U.S. city to ban indoor tobacco smoking in multi-unit buildings under a measure in line for a final vote next week.

San Francisco County Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to give preliminary approval to the proposal, which was amended to keep cannabis smoking legal in condominiums and apartments.

While tobacco smokers can take their cigars and cigarettes outside, marijuana smokers “don’t have that alternative” under state law, said Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who offered the successful amendment.

San Francisco, where half of the residents live in multi-unit buildings, already bans smoking in common areas. About...

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