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Bans are really hit home now in California -- now the so called nanny state income the first to bands and letting them in their own Condo or apartment.
But is this too much any state regulation or is it necessary to save lights democratic assemblyman Mark Levine introduced.
He joins me now live from San Francisco good -- to mark.
Good morning Gretchen glad to joining this morning so why is it's an important lot to be on the books.
Well we think about it when we send our children to school they go to a smoke free environment most of us we're gonna smoke free environment but -- we should feel safest in our own homes if we share a wall or ventilation system.
If a neighbor lights up we all smoke with down and we know how dangerous secondhand smoke is so this is not affect standalone homes.
But what -- it doesn't at all about forty and about forty million Americans live in ninth in this situation where they're exposed to secondhand smoke in their apartment or Condo.
And about 50000 deaths from secondhand smoke nationwide so landlords can already banned smoking in rental units that law was passed last year.
A here's some other things that are banning California clothing donation drop off boxes -- -- for minors.
Form rock type of fat of course in restaurants entering an animal -- -- At a zoo a mark a lot of people say wow there's there's a tighter regulation whatever happened to individual rights.
-- I -- you've mentioned a lot of different lives and you know I've heard the nanny state critique but.
Would you want your -- smoking around your children and I think the answer is no.
Even -- choice -- would be your life to not hire a nanny who doesn't smoke Byrd dies.
-- but we know the dangers of secondhand smoke in this is the ability to protect people where they should feel safest.
And dive when so many he's -- -- calls and emails nationwide from people we had a woman in New Jersey who called us.
And she had a barricade her door with howls.
Connection with how the -- second -- from yesterday's and that's just isn't on marijuana legal in California medical marijuana is legal right.
That's right so what now will this stop people from smoking their medical marijuana in their homes to its.
So word -- this band to tobacco we're trying to protect people from the people be allowed to -- and -- and be allowed to help don't wanna smoke from that's medical marijuana but not tobacco smoke.
Well this is an -- bill proposal that's really trying to protect people's health.
And and target the largest contributor what have you looked at studies and show them the evil the dangers of medical error or marijuana in general in that smoke too.
Will you mentioned a lot of different law was up early here and we're trying to be very focused and how this -- -- and protect people where they should feel safest.
We'll we'll see how this works out hopefully then you can work on that -- as well because there are many dangers.
With the smoke from one as well Mark Levine California assemblyman JC's Phil thanks for your time today.
Correction it's a pleasure thank you -- boxing.
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