SF gets low grades for second-hand smoke

When it comes to second-hand smoke, San Francisco scores a ‘D’ by American Lung Association standards, according to a report supporting legislation to further limit where cigarettes can be lit in The City.

A comparison between San Francisco’s acceptance of smoking in public environments and the Association’s latest report card shows The City has far fewer prohibitions than neighbors Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, the city report said. Those cities received ‘A’-range grades for hoisting up a bevy of no-smoking signs.

The City’s low score was particularly weighed down by the fact that smoking is allowed in outdoor dining areas. In that class, San Francisco received a cool ‘F’ grade.

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