Outdoors and 20 feet from the entrance of any public place
Since May 1 of this year, we nonsmokers have been breathing easy with the implementation of Proposition 201, which banned indoor smoking in most public places such as bars, restaurants, sports arenas and gyms, grocery stores and other food-service establishments and auditoriums, as well as in places of employment. It's also a relief to leave a public building to "get some air" and not be assaulted by a phalanx of smokers. We don't mind talking and hanging out with our fuming friends on the smoking patios, where our clothes and air don't take home the smoke. And it's about time those friends took in a little of the great outdoors.