San Francisco bans tobacco but not cannabis smoking in apartments to counter secondhand smoke effects

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  • San Francisco will ban tobacco but not cannabis smoking in apartments to counter the effects of secondhand smoke. 
  • The city's Board of Supervisors passed an amended ordinance after the original proposal only exempted medical marijuana. 
  • Secondhand smoke kills over 41,000 per year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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San Francisco will ban tobacco but not cannabis smoking in apartments to counter the effects of secondhand tobacco smoke. 

The law must pass a second vote next week and be signed by Mayor London Breed, before being enacted 30 days later, CNN added.

Secondhand smoke kills over 41,000 people per year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The news follows the historic vote to decriminalize marijuana across the US although it has been legal in California since 2018.

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