Smoking in San Francisco Is Running Out of Places to Hide

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Enjoying a cigar in San Francisco
Bhautik Joshi

Smoking may seem like an old enemy, long since vanquished by the lawmakers in San Francisco don't seem to agree: having long since triumphed in the second hand smoke battles that saw the exile of smoking to the streets, they are now pushing to ban smoking at all official outdoor events and street fairs, a move that leaves smokers few places left to light up.

San Francisco's put-upon smoking class might get one less place to light up starting next year. Although it is basically illegal to even think about smoking within 15 feet of a business, the Board of Supervisors may vote next year to ban smoking at official street fairs and outdoor events. Meaning you might get scolded the next time you light up a post-BJ cigarette at the Folsom Street Fair.

The new legislation is sponsored by San Francisco's chaperone Supervisor Eric Mar and would make "No Smoking" one of the conditions of the city permit needed to hold street fairs and outdoor events.

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