BEVERLY HILLS Calif. The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban smoking in most outdoor dining areas. However, the measure will not take effect until Oct. 1, reportedly because of concerns that Asian and European tourists would avoid area restaurants this summer if smoking wasn't permitted at all. The city council also promised to track the ban's impact on restaurant traffic, saying that the ordinance could be modified or repealed if it hampers the local ...

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