West Hollywood Proposes Sweeping New Smoking Ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — The city of West Hollywood will consider a new ordinance banning smoking in public areas.

The first review of the proposed ordinance will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

Some believe the outdoor smoking ban is a bit too intrusive.

The major provisions of the proposed ordinance include smoking being banned at outdoor dining areas of restaurants, but bars and nightclubs will be exempt. Two hookah cafes will also be exempt. The ordinance also creates a “no-smoking buffer zone” around covered outdoor dining and service areas. The ordinance will also encourage hotels to establish smoke-free pool areas through incentives.

If adopted, the smoking ordinance would become effective in January 2012.

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  • Carol

    The anti-smokers commit flagrant scientific fraud by ignoring more than 50 studies which show that human papillomaviruses cause at least 1/4 of non-small cell lung cancers. Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus for socioeconomic reasons. And the anti-smokers’ studies are all based on lifestyle questionnaires, so they’re cynically DESIGNED to blame tobacco for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV. And they commit the same type of fraud with every disease they blame on tobacco.


    And, all their so-called “independent” reports were ring-led by the same guy, Jonathan M. Samet, including the Surgeon General Reports, the EPA report, the IARC report, and the ASHRAE report, and he’s now the chairman of the FDA Committee on Tobacco. He and his politically privileged clique exclude all the REAL scientists from their echo chamber. That’s how they make their reports “unanimous!”


    For the government to commit fraud to deprive us of our liberties is automatically a violation of our Constitutional rights to the equal protection of the laws, just as much as if it purposely threw innocent people in prison. And for the government to spread lies about phony smoking dangers is terrorism, no different from calling in phony bomb threats.

  • Grandmother

    Senior Disabled Housing locates residents with respiratory illnesses next to chain smokers. The doors are often not insulated so the smoke drifts into the halls and into the victims’ apartments.
    When the chain smokers open their doors, a wave of smoke floods out.
    The air vents in hallways may not be working.
    Govt medical insurances pays the consequential bills for smokers and victims. Those with respiratory illnesses who become overwhelmed are told to move to a different building with the same rules and situation.

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