And here I thought I had already pointed fingers at California. Guess I passed up the earlier opportunity.
In CA (Just as it's to be in OR) - January 1, 2008, smoking in a moving vehicle while in the presence of a minor (18 years or younger) is an infraction; the charge is not serious enough to be pulled over, and only can be cited along with a stricter offense, such as a moving violation or traffic accident
-City of Belmont, October 9, 2007, banned in parks and other public places, as well as inside apartments and condominiums
-Marin County, May 23, 2012 banned in all condos and apartments, as well as all patios within residential units. Anyone caught smoking will face a $100 fine and will be sentenced to five community day services. A second offense warrants a $300 fine and ten community day services, and a third offense being $700 fine and fifteen community day services. Landlords may opt out of smoking restrictions by designating 20 percent of their units reserved for smoking and may permit e-cigarettes to be used inside apartments and condos. All other outdoor areas, including bar and restaurant patios, and private homes that are not of multi-unit residences and smoking in cars are exempt from the ban.
-City of Berkeley, March 26, 2008, banned on all commercially zoned sidewalks, and within 20 feet (6.1 m) of a bus stop
-Loma Linda, July 25, 2008 banned on all sidewalks, streets, common areas in shopping centers, bus stops, parks, restaurant patios, theaters, City Hall, and 80% of motel rooms and apartment units. Exempts the federally controlled VA hospital grounds, and smoking in cars traveling in the city.
If my tax dollars go to parks, then I want to be able to enjoy a stick and watch the sunset. If I can't enjoy myself at a park, then why am I paying for it?
If I pay $275k for a studio condo, I want to be able to sit on the patio and enjoy a stick.
Get a load of some of the restrictions around the country
List of smoking bans in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia