SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban - Except For Medical PotSmoking 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.
San Jose Further Restricts Outdoor SmokingThe San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.
Strict Alameda Smoking Ban Takes Effect In 2012Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.
Santa Clara County Cities Recognized For Efforts To Curb Secondhand SmokeThe percentage of smokers is down in Santa Clara County and a number of Silicon Valley cities are being recognized for their health-conscious efforts.
Closer Look: San Francisco Hookah Lounges Snuffed OutSan 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.
ConsumerWatch: SJ Condo Tenants Bans Smoking Over Secondhand FearsResidents of a new Bay Area condo development have declared victory in a battle over secondhand smoke.
Bill Lets California Landlords Ban Smoking In UnitsThe state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking on their properties, including inside rental units.
Santa Clara Co. Launches New Secondhand Smoke TV Campaign Santa Clara County has launched a new TV ad campaign on the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically aimed at parents who smoke.
Contra Costa Landlords Urged To Control Secondhand SmokeMulti-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.
Group Seeks To Expand South Bay Smoking BansAn anti-smoking group in Silicon Valley is trying to get more cities to enact smoking bans in apartment buildings, condos and townhouses.
Building Codes No Help In Stopping Secondhand SmokeToday's building codes don't prevent your neighbor's smoke from seeping into your home. In one brand-new Bay Area condo, the smoke seepage seems to be extreme.