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    Dec 20, 2010
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  • Anti-tobacco pioneer SF home to many smokers

    San Francisco was once was a leader in its anti-smoking policies, but it is now home to one of the highest percentages of smokers compared to other large cities in California.

    Puffing penchant: Some 13 percent of the population of The City are smokers despite the many anti-smoking laws on the books.
    Roughly 13 percent of residents in The City are smokers, according to a new report released by the California Department of Public Health on Monday. By comparison, about 10 percent of the population of Los Angeles and 11 percent of San Diego smokes.

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