Smoking in San Francisco

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derfargin

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I have a few questions on current laws for public smoking in CA. From what I'm reading, it seems the only place you can smoke are in your own home, and in your coffin. I'm headed to the Bay Area next week and I'd like to take some pipes along, but if I can't smoke anywhere, I don't see the point. Could could someone from the area PM me with ideas?
Much appreciated.

 

macabra11

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I have a trip to San Francisco coming up in July. I also thought it might be nice to bring along a pipe to smoke when walking around town. I guess I better look into the city regs.

 

zack24

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Forget San Francisco...Go to Carmel-By-The Sea....Visit Dick at the Carmel Pipe Shop..Enjoy a pipe at any of the restaurants with an outside patio...

 

derfargin

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LOL....Yeah, well it's a business trip, so I'm trying to make the best of it. Would like to be able to relax after the grind.

 

cfreud

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OK, aside from smoking in my father's study, where I light up, it's not a smoking-friendly place. I grew up in the Haight-Ashbury, oh, the irony. (I really should order a tin of GLP's Ashbury, even though I like heavier latakia blends.) When I go back to visit Mom, I generally ignore the rule about not being allowed to smoke in parks. I find the Strybing Arboretum and Golden Gate Park a nice place to walk my pipe. It's a really big park; there's room enough for everyone. I really enjoy the irony of no smoking in Buena Vista Park, not far from my folks' house. There is more grass smoked there ... I haven't had an issue smoking legal tobacco in a park. And do visit San Francisco. It's a fabulous city — lots of good food, neighborhoods, parks, museums, etc., despite its misguided liberalism on smoking. And I would be remiss, regarding San Francisco, if i didn't say, "Go Giants!"

 

cfreud

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And the Occidental is still going ... http://www.occidentalcigarclub.com/ I would assume a pipe is fine there.

 

bryanf

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I live in California, and frequently visit family in SF. I have always smoked my pipe anywhere I want as long as it's outdoors and never had any problems. Truth be told, I smoke my Falcon often inside bars, and everyone assumes it's an e-cig, and never had an issue. Much of the hysteria is just hysteria.

 

sablebrush52

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I've yet to be hassled by anyone when puffing away in San Francisco. I have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy with the City. I don't ask, and they don't tell.
Perhaps some of our brethren from the Land of the Golden Gate can enlighten us.

 

stbruno70

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If you can rent a car, go 30 minutes north of San Francisco to Telford's Pipe and Cigar in Mill Valley, Marin County. You can smoke all you please inside as Brian Telford owns the building and is the sole tenant.

 

cosmicfolklore

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I was in San Fransisco last summer for two weeks with a pipe constantly in my mouth, everywhere I went. I was never treated anyway but respectfully. Being from Alabama, I never even think of smoking "rules" as an option. So, I was doing this in ignorance of any laws they may have on the books. This is actually the first time I realized that I may have gotten in trouble, lol.
I wouldn't worry, just smoke as if you're not doing anything wrong and be respectful of others. Generally, police don't even notice anything until you get that one glimmer in your eye of trying to get away with something.

 

mbaytek

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Forget San Francisco...Go to Carmel-By-The Sea....Visit Dick at the Carmel Pipe Shop..Enjoy a pipe at any of the restaurants with an outside patio...
I work about ten minutes from the Carmel Pipe shop, great place!

 
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