San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments, approves weed

New York Post – by Elizabeth Elizalde

This is how they roll in San Francisco.

Smokers in the Golden Gate City have been banned from smoking tobacco in their apartments, but smoking a marijuana joint inside is perfectly fine, officials announced Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors approved the new law in a 10 to 1 vote, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to adopt the tough measure against tobacco smokers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lawmakers originally proposed to ban marijuana smoking in buildings, but they reversed their position after cannabis activists protested that it was the only legal place they could smoke.

Tobacco smokers argued the new law violated their rights especially while living in their homes. However, officials greenlighted the bill citing secondhand smoking concerns.

“Secondhand smoke causes harm & everyone should have clean air to breathe where they live,” tweeted San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Norman Yee.

Cigarette smoking has killed more than 480,000 people in the US every year, including over 41,000 deaths caused by secondhand smoke exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One thought on “San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments, approves weed

  1. And they said 2030 is when you’ll own nothing and be happy. A decade early, and by my reckoning, still not happy.
    If anybody is still trusting the CDC, they’ve dire need of a brain cell.

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