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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:08 PM

San Francisco Smoking Ban: Board Of Supervisors Passes Two Anti-Smoking Bills

During Tuesday's meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve two bills further limiting where and when city residents can smoke tobacco.

The first bill prohibits smoking at all outdoor street fairs and festivals occurring on public land. The second requires landlords to designate each building unit they rent as either smoking or non-smoking and disclose not only that designation but the unit's smoking/non-smoking history to all prospective tenants.

Both bills were sponsored by Supervisors Eric Mar and Malia Cohen.

"This is another step forward to protect the public's health from the dangers of second-hand smoke," Mar told the Huffington Post in an interview last year, noting that 73,000 non-smokers die every year from second-hand smoke. "It's a critical public health danger with no safe level of exposure."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/san-francisco-smoking-ban_n_2483117.html?ir=Healthy+Living

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:15 PM

1. I'm not sure I understand the point of the 2nd bill

If I move into an apartment where a smoker lived two years ago, wouldn't all the smoke be gone?

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:23 PM

2. I wish they were even half as concerned with implementing something like "rent control" as they are

about smoking.

When I lived in San Francisco in the early Seventies, it accommodated ALL types of people, blue collar

workers, white collar workers, hippies, students -- Now you've got to make at LEAST a six figure income

just to live modestly.


The Real Estate Industry have all but destroyed the unique and creative spirit of that lovely city.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:34 PM

3. Rent control still exists in SF

Just on older buildings...1979 and before, I believe :http://www.sftu.org/rentcontrol.html

http://www.sfrb.org/

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:42 PM

4. It looks more like what New York calls "rent stabilization".

If you had real rent control, there would be flats in the Noe Valley that still paid

what I paid in 1971 which was $90 a month.

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