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Apparently in Japan, smoking is prohibited in some streets. But, Japanese smoke like crazy (most of them are). So that makes sense. Here, who's going to enforce the law?
Pretty 'interesting' bill coming in the pipeline from DC Council. This fall the Council is looking to expand the city's existing smoking ban to include a provision that allow property owners to ban smoking outside their buildings, including sidewalks. [h/t DCist]
"The proposed legislation, a major expansion of the District's smoke-free law, sets 18 as the legal age to purchase or possess tobacco products, requires retailers to post signs warning of the dangers of smoking, ramps up enforcement of sales to minors and authorizes smoking bans up to 25 feet from the wall of any private property -- residential or commercial."