San Francisco Proposes Outlawing Smoking in Private Apartments
Speaking of how a lack of common sense hurt Democrats in the Nov. 3 elections…a story out of San Francisco reinforces the idea that the party’s woke wing is dragging it closer to a painful electoral reckoning:
San Francisco may soon prohibit people from smoking tobacco or cannabis in their apartments.
In one of Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee’s last pieces of legislation, smoking and vaping would be outlawed in apartment buildings of three or more units.
“We are discussing the right of our residents to breathe clean air,” Yee said Thursday, citing the impacts of secondhand smoke.
Nevermind privacy or property rights (not to mention individual choice). The measure would also include re-education and, if that fails, heavy fines for non-compliance:
The Department of Public Health would enforce the no smoking rule in apartments, leading with education and resources for smoking cessation. But repeat offenders could face fines of up to $1,000 a day.
San Francisco would join some 63 other cities and counties in California that in the past decade have adopted similar laws to make apartment buildings smoke-free. They include San Mateo, Daly City and Berkeley.
There are few things more illiberal than a zealot determined to control someone else’s behavior.