A bill under consideration by the city’s Board of Supervisors would ban smoking in private dwellings located in apartment buildings with three or more units.
San Francisco politicians are considering yet another policy that would harm renters while infringing on property rights: a ban on smoking inside private apartment buildings.
On Thursday, a committee of the city’s Board of Supervisors voted to advance a bill that would ban smoking inside private dwellings located in apartments with three or more units. The San Francisco Examiner reports that the restrictions would apply not just to tobacco products, but also to smoking marijuana and even to vaping.
The goal, according to bill sponsor Supervisor Norman Yee, is to protect nonsmoking apartment dwellers from the fumes of their inconsiderate neighbors.
“I’m proud to help residents avoid being exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes,” Yee tweeted when he introduced the bill last week. “Smoke easily moves between units and buildings. Now that more of us work from home, it’s more important than ever because there is no way to contain it.”
Published: November 13, 2020