SF supes vote to ban smoking at festivals, parades

January 15, 2013 4:49:07 PM PST
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ban smoking at outdoor festivals and parades.

Proponents say police would not be patrolling festivals for violators but instead, they would depend on peer pressure and a publicity campaign to keep people from lighting up.

If the ban gets a final approval later this month, it could take effect in time for the Chinese New Year's Parade in February.

Block parties would not be subject to the smoking ban.