Supes force smokers to the curb 

It’s official: San Francisco has expanded its ban on smoking to include many more areas, from ATM lines to common areas of residential buildings.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve legislation introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, that builds on The City’s historic 1994 smoking ban law. It was the board’s second and final vote.

Among the new areas now off limits to smoking: “service waiting areas,” such as ATM, telephone and movie theater lines, common areas of residential buildings, such as in stairwells or lobbies. Anyone lighting up outside entrances, exits or windows of buildings must smoke “at the curb of the nearest street, sidewalk or alley.” The legislation stamps out smoking in special enclosed smoking rooms of bars, but allows exemptions for existing ones under certain conditions. Smoking in outdoor restaurant areas is also banned under the legislation.

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