Lafayette’s smoking ban will apply to new apartment residents — not current tenants

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The city of Lafayette on Monday banned smoking in multifamily housing but grandfathered in current residents who light up, Patch.com reported.

Applying the regulations only to new tenants distinguishes Lafayette’s law from many other smoking bans in California.

One councilman said it strikes a balance between individual rights and public health. 

Monday’s 5-0 vote also broadens Lafayette’s current anti-smoking law by prohibiting the activity in most public places. Read the Patch story for more details.

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