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S.F. board votes to ban smoking in city's parks / Only golf courses would be exempt
: "Smokers, take heed: A new law is kicking your butts out of San Francisco parks and open spaces.
The Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 Tuesday to outlaw smoking outdoors in all recreational areas managed by the city except for golf courses. That includes parks, squares, gardens and playing fields but not federal lands such as the Presidio or Ocean Beach.
The ordinance wouldn't be the only one of its kind in the state -- similar ones exist in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and a dozen other places -- but it would be the most comprehensive.
'Secondhand smoke outdoors is just as dangerous (as indoors),' said Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, who said she drafted the law out of concern for the environment and children."