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Santa Monica to restrict smoking in residences

A woman is seen smoking in this file photo.

July 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Santa Monica City Council has given preliminary approval to a law placing more restrictions on smoking.

Under the proposed ordinance, all new apartments and condos would be deemed as non-smoking.

Meantime, existing residents would be required to designate their apartments or condos as either smoking or non-smoking.

The ordinance would also designate a date, after which every unit in Santa Monica would be declared non-smoking.

The law will go up for a second reading. There is no word though on when that will be.