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Smoking Banned Inside Santa Monica, California Condos and Apartments

Smoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near office buildings in Santa Monica, California, but Tuesday night the city council expanded that law and voted 4-2 to ban smoking for all new tenants of apartments and condos inside their residences.

Adam Radinksy, head of the Consumer Protection Unit in Santa Monica, told NBC Los Angeles: “It also requires existing residents to designate their units as smoking or non smoking and from then on it will be prohibited to smoke in a non smoking unit."

Radinsky expects that within months there will be a “great improvement in public health.”

Other California cities have taken similar measures. Pasadena will make all apartments, condos and townhouses smoke-free by 2013, a move Santa Monica is also looking into.

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