Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.
Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.
The percentage of smokers is down in Santa Clara County and a number of Silicon Valley cities are being recognized for their health-conscious efforts.
San Francisco’s Department of Health has snuffed out the city’s burgeoning hookah scene. Last month, nearly two dozen hookah lounges were told to close their doors.
Residents of a new Bay Area condo development have declared victory in a battle over secondhand smoke.
The state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking on their properties, including inside rental units.
Santa Clara County has launched a new TV ad campaign on the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically aimed at parents who smoke.
Multi-unit housing owners in unincorporated Contra Costa are bound by law to protect tenants from secondhand smoke, but Denice Dennis said that many landlords apparently have not gotten the memo.
An anti-smoking group in Silicon Valley is trying to get more cities to enact smoking bans in apartment buildings, condos and townhouses.