California city to ban smoking almost everywhere

| 11/16/2006

If you're a smoker, you might want to avoid traveling through Belmont, CA.

The city of 25,000 people, which is located near Interstate 280 south of San Francisco, plans to ban smoking everywhere except inside single-family detached homes. That means no smoking outdoors areas or inside your vehicle.

According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, the ban will apply to sidewalks, parks and apartment complexes - as well as trucks and cars passing through town.