The Burbank City Council has voted to ban smoking in virtually all public places in the city.

The ban approved by council Tuesday includes all city parks, buildings, public transit stations, pedestrian areas, sidewalks, alleys, plazas and at public, outdoor events and shows.

The measure, which was opposed by some business owners in downtown Burbank and later modified, will go into effect in May.

Calabasas and Santa Monica have similar ordinances.