Contra Costa Co. to consider smoking crackdown

July 27, 2010 10:36:45 AM PDT
Contra Costa County supervisors are set to crackdown on smoking. They'll consider a tough new ordinance that bans smoking around apartments and condos.

This proposal goes beyond banning smoking outdoors. It would also prohibit smoking inside multi-unit housing starting next year. The ban covers carports, outdoor balconies, porches, decks and patios. It also prohibits smoking in buildings with four or more residences.

Tenants who fail to comply could be evicted.