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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Cities Ban Smoking In Apartment Buildings

Helen Heinlo smokes outside of a coffee shop in Belmont, Calif., where smoking is banned in apartment buildings and condominium developments. The law also prohibits puffing on streets and sidewalks during public events and at outdoor workplaces. (AP/Paul Sakuma)

Smokers who live in apartment buildings in San Rafael, Calif., won’t be able to light up anymore – not even inside their own apartments.

Last week, the city council decided to follow nine other cities in California and vote unanimously to ban smoking in multi-family homes. The ordinance also prohibits smoking on downtown streets.

Tobacco control experts say it’s the wave of the future.

Guest:

  • Robert Proctor, professor of the history of science at Stanford University.

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