Man beaten after being asked for cigarette at Fisherman’s Wharf 

Smoking in San Francisco can be so dangerous that just being asked for a cigarette can be hazardous to your health.

A 19-year-old man was beaten and stabbed by a group of hungry smokers at Fisherman’s Wharf on Friday after being asked for a cigarette, cops said.

The victim was approached in the 300 block of Jefferson Street around 11 p.m. by three men and one woman, all in their 20s, cops said. They asked the victim for a smoke before arguing with him. The argument turned into a fight and the victim was stabbed several times, police said.

The victim was treated for his wounds at San Francisco General Hospital. Police said the injuries were not life threatening.

The cigarette-seeking skunks fled on foot and no arrest has been made, cops said.

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