The California city of San Rafael has passed a smoking ban which officials have said is the strictest in the country.
The new law prohibits people from smoking cigarettes even in the comfort of their own home, the Huffington Post reported.
The ordinance bans smoking in building sharing a wall with another unit, which includes apartments, duplexes and condos.
The aim of the ordinance is to eliminate second-hand smoke from creeping through doors and windows, ventilation systems, floorboards and other susceptible openings.
The San Rafael City Council had unanimously approved the ban last year. (ANI)