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is smoking allowed in san diego bars/restaurants

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is smoking allowed in san diego bars/restaurants

here at home there is no smoking inside restaurants. I'm 6months pregnant but still want my husband to feel free to enjoy some live music while we are in San diego next week. any recommedations where I can enjoy myslef sit back and enjoy some live music with out the second hand smoke?

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1. Re: is smoking allowed in san diego bars/restaurants

I think California has the most stringent anti smoking laws of all the states!!

I don't think you'll have a problem!!

Where are you staying and will you have a car??

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It's not allowed indoors in bars or restaurants. Most bars have either a back outdoor patio or chairs out front, so that smokers can go outside. Restaurants that have an outdoor patio can choose to allow smoking or not allow it on the patio. But indoors is always smoke-free, period. In any case, smoking is not as popular in San Diego as it is in other areas, compared to the Carolinas where it seems like everyone smokes all the time. San Diegans are more health conscious and smoking does not seem particularly popular to me. However, there are some people who do smoke, and there's a coffee house we go to frequently that always seems to have people sitting at the tables outside smoking. As long as you are indoors, though, you should not encounter any smoke, as smoking is prohibited indoors in bars and restaurants, county-wide.

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oh forgot to put that in. We will be staying at the Double tree club hotel, and yes we will have a car.

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Yup it will be smokefree for you.

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See: www.sdreader.com

www.sdcitybeat.com for listings of music venues and who is playing where

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FYI, there is one main exception, and that are the Indian Casinos is the area. They are exempt from the indoor non-smoking rules. So their restaurants, bars and gambling areas usually offer both Smoking and Non-smoking areas

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Without going into the gory details, virtually all "public" indoor areas in California are non-smoking. That includes workplaces, stores, malls, hotel lobbies, airports, etc. Even areas within 50 feet of an entrance to a public space are non-smoking as is smoking in a car with minors as passengers.

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Re: is smoking allowed in san diego bars/restaurants >>>>>>

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Thank the powers that be!

I didn't need to post this because you've already been told but I just felt the need to get it out :))))

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Off topic a little bit.

I have been trying to quit smoking DAILY for the past 14 months! I know I am getting closer to being able to cut way down or even almost stop.

My Mom just died on May 1st 2010 from ciggarette related lung cancer.

Smoking rates among people is at an all time low compared to the 1980''s and 1990's so that is a good thing.

Wish me Luck everyone!!

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10. Re: is smoking allowed in san diego bars/restaurants

2112ps

Get a prescription for Wellbutrin. It is a mild anti-depressant, recommended by our doctor, a former chain smoker. It worked for both DH and me. Well, plus a lot of will power and determination, but you know all about that I am sure.

Good luck. It certainly is worth it after it is all over.

Sending good thoughts for your success.

(If TA thinks this is not "travel related" they should think about smoking travelers who need advice on where they can do it, etc)