Advertising May Go Up in Smoke
Consumer Eagle - March 6, 2014
by a booming e-cigarette industry and its bold marketing practices,
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) last week proposed S. 2047, the Protecting
Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, a bill that
would curb advertising of the product, especially to teens and young
adults. ... That distinction has also allowed electronic cigarettes
not to be classified with tobacco cigarettes for regulatory purposes,
said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers
Rights. ... Its creating a new generation addicted to nicotine,
because electronic cigarettes are designed to be appealing to youth
and young adults, Hallett said. The solution is to extend the
tobacco cigarette restrictions to electronic cigarettes, she said. Electronic
cigarettes contain nicotine, Hallett said. They look like
cigarettes and should be treated just like tobacco cigarettes. They
are electronic cigarettes....
City Council showboats on e-cigarettes the wrong target ...
Los Angeles Daily News - March 6, 2014
The Food & Drug Administration has yet to determine whether e-cigarettes,
the smoking cessation devices, are effective, dangerous or a little
bit of each. But the ...
Angeles City Council Votes to Treat Much-Safer E-Cigarettes ...
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - March 6, 2014
The science is very well developed on the dangers of smoking [tobacco
... This ban will be directly responsible for some former smokers
going back to smoking ...
Ban Means E-Cigarettes Should Go Up in Smoke in LA
Newswise (press release) - March 6, 2014
E-cigarettes have rapidly grown in popularity, yet there is much
left to learn about their potential health impact and potential utility
as a way to help smokers quit ...
Angeles Follows Trend, Bans E-Cigs
Counsel & Heal - March 6, 2014
Los Angeles' decision follows the popular nationwide trend of banning
e-cigarettes from ... So far, Boston and Chicago have also decided to
make smoking an ...
for smoke-free shopping
Chico News & Review - March 6, 2014
A recent survey of local businesses found that many grocery stores are
not in compliance with the city's smoke-free entryways law. In fall
of 2012, the Chico City ...
Angeles To Restrict E-Cigarette Use
Here And Now - March 5, 2014
Main reason government doesn't like e-cigs is that they haven't figured
out ... I've been tobacco free since 1/10/14 and could not have done
it without my e-cigs.
sales higher in Lake County than state
Lake County Record-Bee - March 5, 2014
LAKEPORT -- New data reveals that Lake County ranks higher than the
state in percentage of stores that sell e-cigarettes. The finding is
part of new data ...
Marketing To Kids
MyMotherLode.com - March 5, 2014
Forty percent of stores in Tuolumne County reported sell e-cigarettes
and 90% of stores selling tobacco also sell chewing tobacco. The survey
found that in ...
health officials express alarm over the sale of tobacco, e ...
Merced Sun-Star - March 5, 2014
Also alarming public health officials is the finding that e-cigarettes
are widely available in Sacramento County retail outlets. More than
62 percent of the stores ...
Town Council: MLTC salaries, e-cigs, and crime trends
Sierra Wave - March 5, 2014
...The salary for a Mammoth Town Council member equals $300 per month
and has since the Town incorporated in 1984. In a report from the Town
Angeles Supports Ban on E-Cigarettes in Night Clubs ...
Franchise Herald - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council approved of a new ban on electronic cigarettes,
... Councilman Joe Buscaino spoke of a relative who, after years of
Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public Places, Following Nationwide ...
Huffington Post - March 5, 2014
The ban is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti in
a few days ... The 62-year-old councilman admitted that he had started
smoking when he was ...
San Francisco's E-Cigarette Ban Extend To Marijuana Vaporizers?
San Francisco Weekly - March 5, 2014
With strict rules on cigarette smoking at ATMs and in front of bars,
San Francisco is not a tobacco town -- but marijuana is getting special
treatment at City Hall. San Francisco lawmakers are taking care to protect
the rights of cannabis consumers, so
of LA area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol, survey says
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Public health officials Wednesday called a new survey that found 70%
of stores in Los Angeles County market tobacco, alcohol and junk food
to consumers troubling, especially given that many neighborhoods lack
alternatives to make healthier choices. Mean
finds e-cigarettes, tobacco products easily available to kids in Yolo
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat - March 5, 2014
Yolo County has more stores selling flavored tobacco products than other
areas in the state, and more of these stores are near schools. These
findings are part of a statewide survey on the availability and marketing
of tobacco, alcohol and both unhealthy...
City Council Votes To Ban Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public Places
The Consumerist - March 5, 2014
L.A.'s City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of e-cigarettes,
or vaping in public places like restaurants, bars, nightclubs and elsewhere,
after mulling over ...
Ban: Los Angeles Moves to Prohibit Vapor Device
Newsmax.com - March 5, 2014
E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-powered, tobacco-free
devices that allow users to inhale vapor produced from a heated, flavored
nicotine juice ...
ban for Los Angeles
BBC News - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes
in the city's restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
over new e-cigarette restrictions gets personal at LA City Hall [VIDEO]
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Frustrated by the lack of federal data on electronic cigarettes, the
debate among Los Angeles City Council members Tuesday over whether to
restrict their use quickly turned personal. Members of the council --
which ultimately voted to treat e-cigarettes just the same as regular
cigarettes, banning their use in parks, restaurants and most workplaces
-- recounted their own experiences and struggles with smoking, adding
to a passionate debate at the hearing. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who
pushed for the new restrictions, recalled his days breathing secondhand
smoke as a waiter in a downtown restaurant. Martinez, who sided with
O'Farrell, described her husband's unsuccessful battle to quit smoking.
Five states and the District of Columbia have already included e-cigarettes
in anti-smoking bans or moved to restrict where they can be used. Last
year, New York City passed an ordinance applying traditional anti-smoking
rules to e-cigarettes and Chicago recently moved to prohibit vaping
in bars, restaurants and most indoor public places.
Now Live: Discuss new e-cigarette restrictions enacted in LA
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Join Times staff writer David Zahniser for a L.A. Now Live discussion
at 1 p.m. today on the decision by city officials to treat e-cigarettes
the same as regular cigarettes and ban their use in parks, restaurants
and most workplaces.
Take The Lead In Regulating Electronic Cigarettes
WMKY - March 5, 2014
Count Los Angeles as the latest big city to say no to electronic cigarettes.
The City Council there voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban use of the
devices, which release vaporized nicotine, in almost all public places,
including bars, workplaces and beaches. If the mayor signs the ordinance,
L.A. will follow New York and Chicago in restricting use of e-cigs,
much as they do old-fashioned, smoke-producing cigarettes. San Francisco
is considering a ban, too.
Angeles bans e-cigarettes in most public places [VIDEO]
CBS News - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban electronic cigarettes,
or "vaping," from most public areas, in line with the restrictions
already in place on other tobacco products. "Although we believe
the final decision was made in the absence of credible science, it was
a more reasonable and sensible approach than the original proposal,"
the company said. "NJOY remains concerned, however, that banning
e-cigarette use in public places could deter current tobacco smokers
from using the products and thus disserves public health."
Angeles Bans Public Use of E-Cigarettes
Convenience Store Decisions - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, March 4, to ban the use
of electronic cigarettes from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other
public, Reuters ...
banned in public places in Los Angeles
Fox 28 - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban electronic cigarettes
in some areas of the city. The unanimous vote made Tuesday changes city
code to include ...
Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Places
The Inquisitr - March 5, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
According to the FDA, potential health hazards have not been fully studied.
Angeles Oks workplace ban on e-cigarette use
KRNV My News 4 - March 5, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council has moved to ban the
use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and public areas. City News
Service says ...
E-Cigarette Ban in Bars, Clubs Burns Some
LA Weekly - March 5, 2014
Following the L.A. City Council's decision yesterday to ban e-cigarettes
at the same places where smoking is prohibited, including, clubs, bars
and restaurants (not to mention parks, beaches, markets and many office
buildings), some nightlife denizens are outraged.
the War Against E-Cigs About Loss of Tax Revenue?
Fox and Hounds Daily - March 5, 2014
Although electronic smoking devices are no more cigarettes than strollers
are bicycles, the City of Los Angeles is moving to reclassify vaporizers
as tobacco products that cannot be used indoors, at restaurants or in
public parks. Mayor Eric Garcetti now has ten days to decide whether
a product that contains no tobacco whatsoever should be regulated as
a tobacco product.
City Council Approves Ban to All But Snuff Out E-Cigarettes
Slate Magazine (blog) - March 5, 2014
If the Los Angeles City Council gets its way, e-cigarettes will be banned
from restaurants, bars, workplaces, parks, beaches and other public
spaces. If signed ...
Council extends smoking regulations to e-cigarettes
Santa Maria Times - March 5, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday to include
e-cigarettes, or vapes, in its public smoking ban. The vote was unanimous
and makes Santa Maria the second city between San Luis Obispo and Santa
Barbara to explicitly define e-cigarettes in the same way as regular
Angeles Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigs
TIME (blog) - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles has become the the third major U.S. city, after New York
and Chicago, to ban e-cigarettes from public spaces.
City explores expanded smoking regulations
San Francisco Examiner - March 5, 2014
Foster City leaders are working to draft a new ordinance in the weeks
ahead to broaden the definition of smoking and further restrict the
places where lighting up is permitted. At a recent study session requested
by the City Council, Foster City residents voiced concerns ranging from
the negative effects of secondhand smoke to the impact legislation might
have on personal liberties and private businesses in the area. Under
the expanded initiative, all outdoor public places will likely be designated
nonsmoking, as will a number of quasi-public outdoor spaces such as
parking lots and sidewalks, including those in front of single-family
homes and within privately owned, multiunit residential complexes. Electronic
cigarettes and hookahs would be added to an expanded definition of smoking,
which currently includes "any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed,
plant or other combustible substance."
Angeles City Council Votes to Treat Much-Safer E-Cigarettes Just Like
Dangerous Tobacco Cigarettes
National Center for Public Policy Research - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles, CA / Washington, D.C. - In a closer vote than expected,
the Los Angeles City Council today voted not to carve out an exception
for bars in that city's new ban on public vaping (the use of e-cigarettes,
which emit smokeless vapor). National Center for Public Policy Research
Risk Analysis Director Jeff Stier testified at the hearing, encouraging
the council members not to vote to ban all public vaping in Los Angeles,
including in bars, where children are banned.
e-cigarettes just like the real kind
San Francisco Chronicle - March 4, 2014
Outrageous as such a slogan may sound, today we may be facing a similar
situation with e-cigarettes, the latest incarnation of "nicotine
sticks" to hit the market.
bans e-cigarettes in parks, restaurants and workplaces
Los Angeles Times - March 4, 2014
E-cigarettes have been promoted as a safer alternative to cancer-causing
tobacco products that can wean heavy smokers off their habit. But on
Tuesday, Los Angeles officials joined a growing list of cities that
treat e-cigarettes just the same as regular cigarettes, banning their
use in parks, restaurants and most workplaces.
Banned in LA Bars and Restaurants [VIDEO]
MyFox Los Angeles - March 4, 2014
I can see how some feel there's something that smells about the Los
Angeles City Council going on the crusade against water vapor. Yes,
water vapor infused with nicotine but still, vapor that dissipates faster
than you can say "Second-hand smoke." That's just it; it's
not smoke. The vapor may be deceiving but it doesn't smell, doesn't
stay in the air and hasn't been proven to carry all of the carcinogens
that cigarettes do. That's because nothing is burning. Many of the toxins
that damage lungs come from the smoke. If nicotine was the issue, the
FDA last year would not have said that smokers who are trying to quit
can safely use over the counter nicotine gum.
Council Passes E-Cig Restrictions
Los Angeles Business Journal - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking of electronic
cigarettes at all public buildings and restaurants, as well as at parks,
City Council Unanimously Bans Vaping In Public Places
Forbes - March 4, 2014
As expected, the Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to
ban vaping everywhere that smoking is banned, including indoor workplaces
and outdoor locations such as parks, beaches, and restaurant patios.
Although one of the main rationales for the ban is that children might
confuse e-cigarettes with the real thing and mistakenly conclude that
smoking is not so bad after all, an amendment that would have exempted
bars and other establishments that are open only to adults was defeated
by a vote of 8 to 6. In a generous concession, the city will allow people
to vape in vaping lounges, in e-cigarette stores, and on stage for theatrical
LAKE: Council ponders hookah lounge ban
Press-Enterprise - March 4, 2014
There are no commercial smoking dens known as hookah lounges in Canyon
Lake and there wont be if the City Council passes a law Wednesday, March
5, prohibiting them. Council members are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m.
at the Canyon Lake Municipal Building, 31516 Railroad Canyon Road in
the Canyon Lake Town Center. Bonner said that in addition to the threat
to the smokers themselves, secondhand smoke, including potential seepage
from a hookah lounge into neighboring businesses, threatens nonsmoking
City Council to vote on measure to restrict e-cigarette 'vaping'
Los Angeles Times March 4, 2014
The L.A. City Council is expected vote Tuesday on a proposal to treat
e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes and prohibit them in nearly
every workplace and many outdoor spaces.
Lobbyists for the e-cigarette industry have been pushing back, and want
to secure exemptions for establishments where "vaping" --
taking a drag of flavored nicotine vapor from an e-cigarette -- is increasingly
Angeles City Council considers restrictions on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Daily News - March 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES - E-cigarette use -- often called vaping -- would be banned
at bars, nightclubs, restaurants and some other public areas under an
ordinance to be taken up by the Los Angeles City Council today.
City Council To Consider E-Cigarette Restrictions In Public Areas
CBS Local - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance
that would ban E-cigarette use at bars, nightclub, restaurants and other
public areas. The ordinance would also restrict the sale and use of
the device in smoking clubs to adults 18 and older. While some researchers
have found e-cigarettes to be less harmful to smokers' heart function
than regular tobacco cigarettes, studies have found the devices to ...
City Council to Vote on Public Use of E-Cigarettes
NBC Southern California - March 4, 2014
The City Council has already begun regulating e-cigarettes. In late
2013, the council unanimously approved a measure that regulated the
sale of e-cigarettes, ...
Poised to Limit $1.5 Billion E-Cigarette Industry
Businessweek - March 4, 2014
Los Angeles is poised to join New York and Chicago in banning the use
of electronic cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and many public
areas, threatening the growth of an industry segment that reached $1.5
billion in sales last year.
Supervisor Eric Mar crafts plan to regulate e-cig use
San Francisco Chronicle - March 4, 2014
Thirty-one years ago, UCSF researcher Stanton Glantz helped push a San
Francisco law to curb smoking in the workplace, pioneering legislation
that set the stage for some of the strictest antitobacco laws in the
nation. Now, he's hoping to expand those laws to electronic cigarettes.
Maria City Council to consider electronic cigarette ban
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - March 4, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night
that bans the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces.
Angeles Looks To Join The Growing List Of Cities Banning Smoking E-Cigarettes
ThinkProgress - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to pass a sweeping electronic
cigarette regulation bill on Tuesday that would treat the increasingly
popular products like traditional tobacco, banning their use in bars,
restaurants, workplaces, and designated public areas.
they voted: Results from local government meetings
U-T San Diego - March 3, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday approved a conditional use
permit for a craft beer bottle shop and tap room at 437 S. Highway 101;
introduced an ordinance to include e-cigarettes in the definition of
cigarettes so the devices are banned in places where smoking already
is prohibited; and set a public hearing date for April 23 to consider
a sewer charge increase.
considering tough restrictions on E-cigarettes
KTVU San Francisco - March 3, 2014
This common sense ordinance, as proposed, would allow smoking e-cigarettes
in the same places that cigarettes are allowed, prohibit them where
Francisco Ready To Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
NBC Bay Area - March 3, 2014
San Francisco lawmakers want to crack down on e-cigarettes, and place
the near-ubiquitous tobacco vaporizers under the same set of laws that
Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products
CBS Local - March 3, 2014
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation Monday
to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city. The
legislation would restrict the sale and use of e-cigarettes in the same
way as other tobacco products, such as where they can be smoked and
only sold to those 18 and over...
propose regulations on electronic cigarettes
San Francisco Examiner - March 3, 2014
San Francisco supervisors plan to announce legislation this morning
to regulate electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular particularly
among teenagers, in the same way that The City regulates tobacco. The
proposed ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar and co-authored
by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisor John Avalos,
would amend The Citys health code to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes
where smoking is not allowed, require a tobacco permit for selling e-cigarettes
and prohibit the sale of the devices where the sale of tobacco is prohibited.
E-cigarettes deliver lower levels of toxins than conventional cigarettes,
but they still deliver some toxins, according to a report on e-cigarettes
by UC San Francisco in December. The proposed ordinance seeks measures
similar to those that have been instituted in Chicago, New York, Seattle,
Boston and the nearby city of Richmond. The three supervisors, along
with Tobacco Free Coalition members and UCSF researchers, will announce
the legislation at 11 a.m. today at City Hall.
Francisco Officials Propose Controversial Regulations On E-Cigarettes
The Inquisitr - March 3, 2014
Following in the footsteps of New Yorks former Mayor Bloomberg, San
Francisco Supervisors plan to announce Monday morning a proposal to
add e-cigarettes to restrictions already in place against tobacco smoking.
The measure is at least partially motivated by concerns that teens are
being targeted by companies, while the jury is out on the safety of
to discuss extending smoking bans to e-cigarettes
Devices are less harmful, but still pollute air, expert says
Santa Maria Times - March 3, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council will vote on an ordinance Tuesday to extend
the same bans it currently has on smoking to include e-cigarettes. The
ordinance, which includes several updates to the municipal code, would
mean that e-cigarettes couldnt be smoked in enclosed public spaces,
inside city buildings or within 20 feet of them. Some could argue no,
theyre not (cigarettes) and so they could do that in the library and
in the council chambers, and we prohibit smoking in those types of places,
City Manager Rick Haydon said. He said that the move is meant to clarify
the law in the face of developing technology and substances, including
Maria considering e-cigarette ban
Cal Coast News - March 3, 2014
The Central Coast may have a new trend-setting city in the implementation
of smoking restrictions. On Tuesday, the Santa Maria City Council will
consider adopting an e-cigarette ban. The city has already banned smoking
in most public places, but the restrictions do not apply to e-cigarettes.
Francisco supervisors to consider e-cigarette restrictions
abc7news.com - March 2, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco supervisor is set to officially
unveil a measure Monday that would put restrictions on the use and sale
of e-cigarettes ...
View: E-cigarettes should not be marketed to kids
Modesto Bee - March 1, 2014
There is a growing debate about the health dangers of e-cigarettes,
and whether they help smokers kick the habit or lead to more nicotine
addiction. But it ought to be beyond dispute that the lookalike, feel-alike
devices should not be marketed to children. Wednesday, Sen. Barbara
Boxer of California and three other senators introduced a bill to ban
ads and other marketing that targets kids and teens.
Council approves smoking ban
Victorville Daily Press - February 28, 2014
APPLE VALLEY -Resident Tara Lloyd says her family will be able to breathe
easier after the Town Council approved a smoking ban at public parks.
On March ...
Council doesn't see e-cigarettes same as the real thing
Moorpark Acorn - February 28, 2014
Local entrepreneurs hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of
e-cigarettes and open a store in Moorpark won't face the same hurdles
as traditional ...
View: E-cigarettes should not be marketed to kids
Merced Sun-Star - February 27, 2014
John Hartigan, right, proprietor of Vapeology LA, sits behind an array
of electronic cigarettes at his store in Los Angeles. REED SAXON
The Associated Press ...
marketing must be geared away from youth
Daily Trojan Online - February 27, 2014
Though electronic cigarettes are a hot trend, one thing is for sure:
They shouldn't be on the rise among youth. On Wednesday, five U.S. senators
Diego City Council moves forward with electronic cigarette ...
San Diego 6 - February 27, 2014
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Members of the City Council's Public Safety and Livable
Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday directed staff to develop regulations
Sacramento News & Review February 27, 2014
When the first cannabis clubs started appearing in California, they
were ... There's also this thing called a dram shop law,
which holds bar owners (and ...
woman pursuing a ban on indoor apartment smoking
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - February 26, 2014
Her plight has drawn support from from city and county officials, a
state lawmaker and American Lung Association advocates, who all see
California moving slowly and unevenly toward the protection Orozco wants.
Diego Looks To Propose E-Cigarette Ordinance In Next 90 Days
KPBS - February 26, 2014
Members of the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods
Committee Wednesday directed staff to develop regulations for electronic
cigarettes in ...
should policy makers react to the e-cigarette boom?
Medical News Today - February 26, 2014
California was the state that, in 1998, pioneered a public smoking ban
that caught on not only in other states across the US, but also around
the world. Today, Californian policy makers have weighed in on what
is rapidly becoming the next great controversy in the tobacco industry:
Cigarettes In The Workplace
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - February 26, 2014
This week, a Los Angeles City Council panel endorsed restrictions on
electronic cigarettes which would prohibit their use in a range of public
spaces and most ...
hookah lounge wins approval
Contra Costa Times - February 26, 2014
CONCORD -- A second hookah lounge is scheduled to open in the city next
month, despite concerns that it may encourage more young people to try
smoking. Planning commissioners voted 3-1 on Feb. 19 to approve a minor
use permit for Hookah Palace to operate at 1120 Contra Costa Blvd. The
space, formerly Metro Skateshop, is in a small strip mall south of Sunvalley
mall that sits on a sliver of Concord land surrounded on three sides
by Pleasant Hill.
Moves Forward On Proposal To Treat E-Cigs Like Regular Cigs
LAist - February 25, 2014
A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a proposed ordinance to
ban e-cigarettes from "no-smoking" public places like bars
and parks. The measure to ...
city council health committee votes to move forward on e ...
UPI.com - February 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Los Angeles City Council health committee
voted to advance a ban on electronic cigarettes that would put them
under the same ...
City Council Committee Supports E-Cigarette Ban [VIDEO]
Annenberg TV News - February 25, 2014
E-cigarettes may soon be banned in public venues where tobacco-smoking
is restricted if the Los Angeles City Council approves a new ordinance.
The Arts ...
Lounges Would be Legal Under LA E-Cigarette Ban
LA Weekly - February 25, 2014
L.A. City Hall this week took another step toward an e-cigarette ban
that would treat the devices like regular cigarettes, with vaping soon
to be outlawed at parks, beaches, outdoor dining areas, farmer's markets
and many offices. There will probably be one place where you can still
spark up, though: Vapor lounges...
LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - February 25, 2014
Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of
restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting
devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public
spaces. The proposed restrictions were backed by anti-smoking
advocates, including the American Lung Assn. and Americans for
Nonsmokers' Rights. Opponents included bar owners, e-cigarette makers
and business leaders, who argued that there is insufficient research
to justify the ordinance.
Los Angeles panel wants same rules for e-cigarettes, tobacco
Los Angeles Daily News February 25, 2014
pressure from public-health officials and clean-air advocates, a city
panel on Monday embraced a plan that would apply regulations in place
for tobacco products to e-cigarettes. Jason Healy, president of blu
e-Cigs, questioned the goal of the city action. I think they are going
to end up selling more cigarettes, Healy said. If you have to get up
and go outside to smoke an e-cigarette, and they are joining others
who are smoking regular cigarettes, they might as well join with them.
This is a recipe for relapse for smokers. We arent sure the ban has
worked that well, so why support something like this?...
City Council Urges Regulation of E-Cigarettes
NACS Online - February 25, 2014
A Los Angeles city panel last week urged the FDA to regulate electronic
cigarettes, banning them in the same locations where cigarettes are
prohibited, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The action is the latest
by the council to try to regulate e-cigarettes. Last year, it voted
to limit their sales to minors.
Angeles may be next to restrict e-cigs
ConsumerAffairs - February 25, 2014
There doesn't seem to be much middle ground on electronic cigarettes;
people either love them or hate them. And those who hate them tend to
be in positions of power. The Los Angeles city council is the latest
to consider outlawing the gadgets. A pending ordinance would basically
treat e-cigs as though they were traditional, tobacco-burning cigarettes,
outlawing them in public places.
Angeles' e-Cig Debate: Guilt by Association?
PublicCEO.com - February 25, 2014
In Hollywood movie scripts, a narrative based on guilt by association
might make a compelling story line. But it is a lousy way to make
policy and that is what the Los Angeles City Council is being asked
to do regarding electronic cigarettes. As a former president of the
American Lung Association, I have seen how e-cigarettes have become
the subject of much confusion and misinformation, which has led to a
classic case of guilt by association.
Considers Ban on E-Cigs in Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurants
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch - February 25, 2014
The Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee unanimously advanced
a proposed ordinance that would restrict the use of e-cigarettes in
Hayward restrict e-cigarette sales, temporarily ban new vapor lounges
San Jose Mercury News - February 25, 2014
The opportunity for e-cigarette entrepreneurs to open new vapor bars
and hookah lounges in Fremont and Hayward has gone up in smoke -- for
now, anyway. Both East Bay cities temporarily banned new such businesses
earlier this month, while allowing existing retailers to stay open pending
further study of the trendy smoking products' health effects. Fremont's
City Council added e-cigarettes to its list of prohibited smoking products
on Feb. 11, Community Development Director Jeff Schwob said. It also
placed a 45-day moratorium on new retailers and vapor bars, where customers
use the smokeless devices.
Regulations Imposed, LA Could Wholly Ban Use of E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
NBC Southern California - February 25, 2014
The proposal to ban e-cigarettes in public was passed unanimously in
committee Monday. Now, the controversial issue goes to a full city council
and smoking: Stanford University ends tobacco sales
Christian Science Monitor - February 24, 2014
This latest tobacco ban comes as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes,
gain ... The rise in the use of e-cigarettes has sparked a debate between
whether or not ... According to recent report published by the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around
the US have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double
the rate of smoke-free campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses,
811 are completely tobacco-free.
Council Panel Eyes Tougher Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public
CBS Local - February 24, 2014
A City Council committee was expected to vote Monday on a proposal to
sharply restrict the use of electronic cigarettes known as e-cigarettes
in public areas in the city of Los Angeles. City Attorney Mike Feuer,
City Councilmembers Mitch OFarrell, Paul Koretz, and Bernard Parks proposed
the ordinance in December in response to the surging popularity of the
devices, which use battery-powered metal cartridges to simulate the
effect of smoking by heating nicotine-containing liquid into vapor.
Campus Named Southern California's Oldest LEED ...
Business Wire (press release) - February 24, 2014
All building outdoor areas, including patios and courtyards, and 25-feet
from all entrances, are entirely smoke-free. We are proud of the work
Executive Vice ...
won't get people to quit smoking: Letter
Los Angeles Daily News - February 24, 2014
There is no good alternative to smoking. As an ex-smoker, I can tell
you that e-cigarettes do not help in quitting. The best way to quit
is to never have started.
Angeles Looking to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
KFBK - February 24, 2014
The proposed ordinance would make using e-cigarettes at restaurants,
parks, beaches, and elsewhere as illegal as smoking in those spots.
Supporters of the plan say the rising popularity of e-cigarettes has
led to teenagers using them even at school. Opponents of the ban say
using e-cigarettes actually helps people stop smoking. The city council
is expected to vote on the ordinance on March 4th.
Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public [VIDEO]
CBS Los Angeles February 24, 2014
A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a proposal Monday to sharply
restrict the use of electronic cigarettes known as e-cigarettes in no-smoking
e-cigarettes: Science or politics?
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
A San Diego City Council committee will consider initial steps this
week to regulate e-cigarettes, those glowing, battery-powered nicotine
sticks that many other local governments here and across the country
have already put in the same category of public health danger and general
nuisance as regular tobacco cigarettes. But the issues with e-cigs are
not nearly so simple or clear.
the agenda: City council, school board meetings
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Council
Chambers, 635 S. Highway 101. Agenda items include: a hearing on a conditional
use permit for San Diego BeerWorks, at 437 South Highway 101, for a
craft beer bottle shop and tap room; introduction of an ordinance to
include e-cigarettes in the definition of smoking so they would be prohibited
in areas where smoking is already banned; and review of proposed changes
to a tree removal ordinance.
from government meetings in North County
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
The Encinitas City Council on Wednesday directed staff to draft an ordinance
banning e-cigarettes in public places where cigarettes already are banned
on e-cigs gather steam
U-T San Diego - February 22, 2014
ENCINITAS A campaign to curb the use of electronic cigarettes is gaining
steam throughout the county, especially in North County, where several
cities have taken steps to extinguish the devices in public places.
Encinitas is the latest in the region to address the issue the City
Council asked its staff Wednesday to amend the citys anti-smoking ordinance
to include e-cigarettes.
Debate: Guilt by Association?
Fox and Hounds Daily - February 21, 2014
But it is a lousy way to make policy and that is what the Los
Angeles City Council is being asked to do regarding electronic cigarettes.
A proposed ordinance in ...
UCSD The Guardian -February 21, 2014
Cigarettes, ubiquitous and dangerously addicting, may no longer be found
at CVS ... Hoping for a chain reaction of other drugstores and pharmacies
following suit ... as it is the first among major drugstores to decide
on discontinuing tobacco sales. ... Euromonitor International reported
47.5 percent of the 290 billion cigarette ...
reactions from Peninsula residents on CVS cessation of ...
San Francisco Examiner - February 21, 2014
...recent announcement that it will stop selling tobacco products has
elicited a variety ... secondhand smoke restrictions that currently
apply to tobacco cigarettes.
slow to ban sale of cigarettes on campus
The Stanford Daily - February 20, 2014
...1,182 colleges and universities were 100 percent smoke-free, according
to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation...
A Dream Whose Time Is Coming
Lake Arrowhead Mountain News - February 20, 2014
...Fortunately governments at all levels have recognized the price in
human lives our country pays for in this addiction, and have taken action
to protect nonsmokers and discourage smoking. But there is more to do
before the dreams of Koop and visionaries ...
Put public health first in considering smoking ban for ...
Merced Sun-Star - February 20, 2014
The city is looking at banning smoking in outdoor dining areas. ...
If one restaurant bans smoking but the one next door doesn't, what's
to stop smoke from ...
Viejo delays hearing on second e-cig shop
The Orange County Register February 20, 2014
Electronic cigarettes come in various sizes, shapes and materials. ...
The City Council approved a conditional use permit for E-Cig Vault on
a 3-2 vote Jan. 8. ... The potential opening of another e-cigarette
business in Aliso Viejo is put off at ...
e-cigarette ban could hurt anti-smoking efforts: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News - February 19, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report linking
smoking and cancer, tobacco-caused death and disability persists, killing
more than ...
Hills makes move to regulate e-cigarettes the same as ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - February 19, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, California Beverly Hills has joined the list of
cities moving to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco products.
The City Council on ...
Council Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Patch.com - February 19, 2014
By treating e-cigarettes like regular tobacco products, they'll be banned
from city parks and recreational facilities and outdoor dining areas
and near tot lots and ...
on CSUF reduced since ban, but officials say more can be ...
The Daily Titan - February 19, 2014
Since the implementation of Cal State Fullerton's smoking ban last summer,
... their electronic cigarettes or vaporizer pens, which are also banned
by the policy.
closer to lifting smoking age
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - February 19, 2014
Healdsburg is headed toward becoming the first city in California to
raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 years old. The
City Council on Tuesday voted 3-1 to have the city attorney prepare
an ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco to persons under 21, and
also establish a tobacco retailers licensing program to enforce it
to consider smoking ban for outdoor dining areas [VIDEO]
News10.net - February 19, 2014
Smoking could soon be banned in outdoor areas connected to restaurants
and ... in indoor dining areas, but there's a growing movement to expand
Smoking Ban is Getting Mixed Reviews from Businesses
KFBK - February 19, 2014
A city council committee listened to residents Tuesday speak out about
a potential ordinance that would limit or ban smoking on restaurant
and bar patios.
considers ban on smoking near restaurants, bars
KCRA Sacramento - February 18, 2014
Some downtown businesses say it will hurt, but others say it's about
time Sacramento makes everyone's health a top priority by banning smoking
at bars and ...
Ban For Sacramento Restaurant, Bar Patios?
Capital Public Radio News - February 18, 2014
Should Sacramento ban smoking on the patios of bars and restaurants?
... State law bans smoking inside bars and restaurants, but dozens of
cities around ...
actions from North County school boards, councils
U-T San Diego - February 18, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday approved a memorandum of
understanding for developing a Water Quality Improvement Plan for the
San Dieguito Watershed Management Area; and directed staff to rewrite
the citys smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes.
Patio Smoking Ban for Sacramento
KFBK - February 18, 2014
An ordinance that would limit or ban smoking on restaurant and bar patios
isn't getting a warm reception from Midtown business owners who'd be
affected by the decision. The Sacramento City Council's Law and Legislation
Committee is meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss outlawing smoking
in outdoor patio areas of eateries and bars
MOVED: Beach Pedestrian Path Back Before Council
Gazette Newspapers - February 17, 2014
In other business, the council: Approved on first reading an ordinance
requiring merchants selling e-cigarettescomply with the same regulations
as those selling tobacco products.
Citizens can do better on smoking
Enterprise-Record - February 16, 2014
We found many cigarette butts inside the radius, meaning there is a
danger of secondhand smoke. The air around some entryways smelled like
Dhaliwal: For casino, good health is good business ...
Redding Record Searchlight February 15, 2014
What began as a study of just how many smokers were responsible for
a casino floor's haze led to Win-River's bold decision to go no-smoking.
law trending to non-smoking complexes
OCRegister (subscription) - February 15, 2014
The neighbor defended his right to smoke in his own home. ... said Liz
Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national nonprofit ...
council issues moratorium
on e-cigarette stores for 45 days
Fremont Bulletin-by Aliyah Mohammed - February 14, 2014
Fremont City Council has joined cities across the Bay Area in taking
a stand on the use of e-cigarettes in public, by unanimously voting
Tuesday to issue a ...
Beach City Council prohibits e-cigarette use
Del Mar Times - February 13, 2014
In a 4-0 vote, the City Council on Feb. 12 amended the city's existing
smoking ordinance to include a ban on e-cigarettes wherever smoking
Councilman Proposes Regulations on E-Cigarettes
Patch.org - February 13, 2014
Kersey proposed that the city of San Diego implement regulations to
address the proliferation of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known
as e-cigarettes. In a memo to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable
Neighborhoods Committee, of which...
'anti-smoking' a growing trend in West Covina
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - February 13, 2014
Ultramist Vape Shop in West Covina isn't just blowing smoke. The store
offers a plethora of e-cigarettes, vape pens and 200 different
flavors of E-liquid.
A Rising Trend Among College Youth
COS The Campus - February 13, 2014
E-cigarette users may feel that they are different from traditional
smokers. The college doesn't feel the same way. The new trend is known
as vaping and by ...
native selected for national fellowship to study e-cigarettes ...
Milpitas Post-by Aliyah Mohammed - February 13, 2014
Ahmad graduated from San Jose State in December, and will spend the
next 18 months researching the use of hookah and e-cigarettes in and
around the ...
apartments catch on ($$)
The Orange County Register February 13, 2014
Business: No-smoking apartments catch on ... smoke, smoking, housing,
apartments, orange, non, unit, year, secondhand, one. ... Liz Williams...
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights...
smoking highly potent 'dabs' or 'earwax' with e-cigarettes
KCRA Sacramento-by Claire Doan - February 13, 2014
A growing number of teenagers are smoking a highly potent form of marijuana
virtually undetected with no smell and no way for anyone
to know they're ...
crown of his own
Sacramento Business Journal February 14, 2014
to measures supporting gay rights and a ban on smoking indoors as difficult
accomplishments that didnt require executive powers. I think
its the job of the mayor to get consensus from the other eight
Beach bans e-cigarette 'vaping' in public spaces
Long Beach Press-Telegram - February 12, 2014
The City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to add electronic cigarettes to
the city tobacco ordinance, requiring sellers of the devices and derivatives
to comply with ...
West Hollywood Needs to Deal with Secondhand Smoke
WEHOville (West Hollywood, CA) - February 10, 2014
...start organizing to vote the current council members out of office
in favor of people who care. It is so bad that a potential candidate
for City Council (Larry Block) sells cigarettes in his clothing store
in the smoke zone. this is not a good sign for...
smoking ban back before public
Patterson Irrigator-by Nick Rappley - February 13, 2014
A smoking ban that has been debated and discussed repeatedly by the
Patterson City Council since July 2013 will be back for discussion in
a town hall meeting ...
Diego Councilman Mark Kersey
10News - February 13, 2014
The proposal, written by Councilman Mark Kersey, asks that e-cigarettes
be regulated the same way as traditional cigarettes and restrict the
use of e-cigarettes ...
Cigarettes U.S. Automated Filling, Assembly & Packaging
Sacramento Bee - February 13, 2014
Freedom Smokeless, a Southern California based producer of electronic
cigarettes, proudly unveiled ...
Area schools take on teens' e-cigarette use
San Jose Mercury News - February 13, 2014
As e-cigarettes become more popular with teens, Bay Area schools are
ramping up their battle against the small electronic devices that deliver
Dems want rules for e-cigarettes
Santa Monica Daily Press - February 12, 2014
William H. Sorrell urging them to classify electronic cigarettes as
cigarettes under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to prevent
should ban the on-campus smoking ban
Daily Aztec - February 11, 2014
San Diego States campus-wide smoking ban appears grounded in common
sense. After all, the dangers of smoking are well known. Nonetheless,
Im repulsed by the concept of a ban, and what it portends. That is,
in the U.S., bans tend to beget more bans.
Raising minimum wage, expanding smoking regulations ...
San Jose Mercury News - February 10, 2014
The main issues that will be explored in 2014 will include expanding
smoking regulations to prohibit smoking near doorways and outdoor areas
of retail and commercial businesses, consider adopting a local minimum
wage ordinance, increase notice and submittal requirements for taller
projects, and community choice aggregation.
ban to be socially enforced
Daily Aztec - February 12, 2014
On Jan. 1, San Diego State adopted a 100 percent smoke-free campus policy.
The ashtrays are gone and the designated smoking areas are blocked off,
but the details on how the ban will be enforced are still hazy. SDSU
Senate Chair Bill Eadie said that social enforcement is the only way
to enforce the smoking-ban.
Proposal to Include E-Cigarettes in Tobacco Ordinance ...
Long Beach Post - February 11, 2014
Tonight, Long Beach City Council will vote to approve the inclusion
of electronic cigarettes in the City's tobacco laws, but it's not the
idea of regulation that has ...
Lodge: Rising from the ashes
Lucernevalleyleader February 11, 2014
A year and a half after a devastating electrical fire nearly destroyed
the Moose Lodge, the facility has been restored to better-than-new status.
Initially expected to cost $400,00 [sic] to repair, the construction
ended up going to around $700,000. While it is now a non-smoking facility,
an outside smoking area has been provided for those who smoke.
Area school districts rewrite tobacco policies to counter teen e-cigarette
Contra Costa Times - February 10, 2014
The latest weapon in the tobacco wars is increasingly finding its way
into the pockets and backpacks of students across the nation. The e-cigarette
-- a James Bond-stealthy, technology-chic version of the traditional
cigarette -- is often mistaken for an ink pen, but it is a battery-operated
device that turns a liquid form of nicotine into an inhalable vapor.
Morain: A striking shift in accepting tobacco money
Sacramento (CA) Bee February 9, 2014
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Californias 87-cent tax on a pack of cigarettes
ranks 33rd among other states, below Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. Should
the state increase the tax on cigarettes? To write a letter, go to sacbee.com/sendletter.
Or comment on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sacramentobee.
changes would regulate e-cigarettes in Long Beach
Long Beach Press-Telegram - February 9, 2014
Electronic cigarettes may be folded into the embrace of city law this
week. The City Council will vote Tuesday on changes to the municipal
code requiring electronic cigarettes and vapor devices to comply with
Long Beachs tobacco ordinance, prohibiting their use in no-smoking areas.
CVS decision is one more reason to celebrate for ...
Contra Costa Times - February 9, 2014
No one was happier than Denice Dennis last week after the CVS drugstore
chain announced it will discontinue selling tobacco products. The manager
of the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention Project has spent the last 16
years fighting to eliminate tobacco use.
pharmacies ending cigarette, tobacco sales despite potential $2 billion
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram - February 7, 2014
Susan Price, manager for the Long Beach Department of Health and Human
Services Bureau of Community Health, also applauded CVS
decision. This is a significant win for public health, said
Price, whose bureau oversees the Tobacco Education Program,...
City Council considers expanding smoking ban boundaries ...
Humboldt Beacon - February 7, 2014
The Arcata City Council will consider extending the western boundary
of the city's amended smoking ordinance to K Street at a future date
after hearing an ...
under fire by critics
KSHB - February 7, 2014
(KGTV) - Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere and so far, there
is no regulation - at the local, state or federal levels. There are
a growing number of ...
Casino soon to be smoke-free
KRCR TV - February 7, 2014
Win-River Casino and Resort in Redding will soon be smoke-free. According
to Public Relations Director Maria Orozco said the casino will be the
first urban casino in California with a smoking ban. The plan is to
be smoke-free by March.
Casino plans to go smoke-free next month ($$)
Redding Record Searchlight - February 6, 2014
In a move General Manager Gary Hayward says will keep his employees
healthier and lower costs, Win-River Resort & Casino next month
will become the first Indian gaming facility in the North State to prohibit
react to CVS going tobacco free
OCRegister (subscription) - February 6, 2014
Business. Smokers react to CVS going tobacco free. Tweet. Most Popular.
Why it cost a Huntington Beach couple $20K to get a cute Corgi off Orange
of tobacco, e-cigarettes remains cloudy
The Collegian - February 6, 2014
Although California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and
the Academic Senate proposed a CSU-wide smoking ban last year, Fresno
State has yet ...
of the class' / Pasadena gets another 'A' in curbing tobacco use
Pasadena Weekly - February 6, 2014
For the second straight year, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Glendale
each received an "A" and were deemed as the "Top of the
Class" by the American Lung Association. "Pasadena received
a strong grade because of its newly adopted smoke-free law,"...
CVS pullout, new ads will lower tobaccos deadly toll
Sacramento (CA) Bee - February 6, 2014
Its worth noticing that in the ads, the teens are buying cigarettes
at a convenience store. That highlights the fact that only about 4 percent
of tobacco products are purchased at drugstores. While the CVS move
is limited in scope, Obama praised the ...
tobacco ban could smoke out other cigarette sellers
Bay Area BizTalk, San Francisco Business Times February 6, 2014
...is likely to be seen as a major turning point in the history of smoking
in America, which has already declined dramatically since its heydey
in the mid-20th century. Groups such as TobaccofreeRX, representing
health care professionals
Beach moving to ban smoking citywide in public spaces
Daily Breeze - February 5, 2014
Smoking also would be banned in the outdoor dining areas of private
businesses. ... Hermosa Beach have adopted comprehensive outdoor
doc's role in CVS decision to stop selling tobacco
Bay Area BizTalk, San Francisco Business Times February 5, 2014
...roughly 150 are listed on a company web site, including eight in
Oakland, 10 in San Francisco and 20 in San Jose. Smokers in California
wrack up an estimated $18.1 billion annually in economic costs, and
Outdoor dining ruined by secondhand smoke
Sacramento Bee - February 5, 2014
Exposure to secondhand smoke even while outside is dangerous. The surgeon
general has declared that there is no safe level of secondhand exposure.
or Pass? One month down for UCSCs new smoke- and tobacco-free policy
Good Times - February 4, 2014
UC Santa Cruz senior and literature major Thomas VanGilder enjoys a
cigarette now and again. But starting Jan. 1, the school became smoke-
and tobacco-freea change VanGilder believes is out of step with its
Diego receives failing grade on tobacco control
Daily Aztec - February 4, 2014
The city of San Diego and several other cities in San Diego County received
poor grades in the American Lung Associations 2014 State of Tobacco
Control report meant to control tobacco smoking boundaries. On Jan.
1, a campus-wide smoking ban went into effect at SDSU. While the school
recently took this step to control tobacco smoking within campus boundaries,
bans smoking, drinking at downtown park
Red Bluff Daily News - February 1, 2014
The City Council on Tuesday adopted an ordinance, effective immediately,
that bans smoking and open containers of alcohol at Martini Plaza at
Debuts in San Diego
NBC 7 San Diego - February 1, 2014
The "next generation of e-cigarettes" has just hit the online
market and is now being featured at a downtown San Diego business. The
company, BLOW, known ...
County earns straight 'F's' on tobacco
Red Bluff (CA) Daily News - January 30, 2014
"Despite making great strides in reducing smoking rates in America,
there is still much work to be done here in Northern California,"
said Anita Lee, interim CEO of the American Lung Association in California,
in a press release. "Tobacco use remains th
targeted in Poway
U-T San Diego - January 30, 2014
POWAY Poway could become the latest city in the region to ban
electronic cigarettes in public places where conventional smoking is
already prohibited, ...
Creek's secondhand-smoking ban now in effect
Contra Costa (CA) Times - January 30, 2014
WALNUT CREEK -- As of Wednesday, downtown -- and much of the rest of
the city -- is officially smoke-free. While there are still a few places
in Walnut Creek where one can light up, a controversial ordinance adopted
in October prohibiting smoking throughout the city is now in effect.
The law bans smoking in and around multiunit residences, in the downtown
area, in all recreational areas and at all commercially zoned properties.
Perhaps easier to remember are places the ban does not apply -- single-family
homes, some public sidewalks outside downtown, as well as public and
private golf courses...
Ordinance Requires Smoke-Free Units in All Apartment ...
California Healthline - January 29, 2014
Oakland Ordinance Requires Smoke-Free Units in All Apartment Buildings,
Bans ... to ensure smoking is banned in some units and calls for a smoking
ban at all ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal January 29, 2014
Coronado's new No Smoking Ordinance creates yet another new law for
our law enforcement officers to administer. We already have ordinances
that go ...
under fire by critics, Team 10 tests the vapor
10News - January 30, 2014
Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere and so far, there is no
regulation - at the local, state or federal levels. There are a growing
number of bans, but the ...
found with e-cigarettes could face suspension under ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - January 29, 2014
The Orange County Register reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/L9EOUw )
that the district board has tentatively approved a ban on e-cigarettes
and similar devices.
snuffs out smoking for some apartment dwellers
Contra Costa Times - January 29, 2014
OAKLEY -- Apartment dwellers here will have to find other places in
their complex to smoke.
In response to repeated complaints from some renters about exposure
to second-hand smoke, the City Council on Tuesday adopted a no-smoking
ordinance that requires landlords to make at least some units off-limits
to smokers and calls for all apartment complexes built in the future
to be entirely smoke-free
regulations get initial OK in Seal Beach ($$)
OCRegister (subscription) - January 28, 2014
SEAL BEACH The five-month moratorium on e-cigarette sales could soon
be lifted now that the City Council has given tentative approval to
regulations on the sale and consumption of the popular devices. The
ordinance which would make Seal Beach the first Orange County city to
regulate e-cigarettes legalizes the selling and smoking of e-cigarettes
in the same situations as other tobacco products
schools snuffing out e-cigarettes ($$)
OCRegister (subscription) - January 28, 2014
Orange Unified School District is amending a policy that prohibits tobacco
use in schools to include electronic smoking devices
bring lively discussion in La Mesa
U-T San Diego - January 28, 2014
LA MESA Electronic cigarettes and hookah pens continue to be on the
hot seat at city councils across East County. On Tuesday, La Mesa joined
El Cajon and ...
to go smoke-free
Sonoma State Star - January 28, 2014
Discussions have resurfaced regarding Sonoma State University shifting
toward a smoke-free campus. This issue was re-ignited after Timothy
P. White, Chancellor of the California State University system, announced
it would bestow the responsibility of smoking policies on individual
tobacco-free policy stirs controversy
StateHornet.com - January 28, 2014
Serving as the voice for students who wanted a tobacco-free campus,
Hornets for a Healthy Hive launched a campaign on campus and through
social media in ...
cigarette butts out of California is aim of bill
San Francisco Chronicle - January 28, 2014
Walk along any beach or through any park and chances are they'll be
there by the dozens: the tan, discarded remains of a cigarette. Under
the proposed regulation, introduced this month by Assemblyman Mark Stone,
D-Monterey Bay, the state would ban all cigarettes with filters designed
to be discarded after a single use. A person or store caught selling
or giving them away would be fined $500 per violation.
to consider banning e-cigarettes
Pomerado Newspaper Group - January 28, 2014
Poway may soon join the growing list of cities around the state banning
the use of electronic cigarettes in public areas.
Mesa to Consider E-Cigarette Ban Tuesday
Patch.com - January 28, 2014
We are now faced with the rampant growth and use of e-cigarettes, Madrid
wrote in an introduction to a report for the Jan. 28 council session.
The same initial ...
smoking was acceptable in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - January 28, 2014
The proposition required all workplaces to have policies on smoking
that addressed the needs of both smokers and nonsmokers. Since that
initial ban, the city ...
No smoking signals
Santa Monica Daily Press - January 27, 2014
At low tide there always seems to be someone lighting up right next
to the water. So please, remove the beach from your non-smoking story
(there may be a non-smoking warning on those green enjoy your beach
signs, you know, the ones that absolutely nobody reads)
board to discuss meeting minutes, ban on e-cigarettes
San Ramon Express - January 27, 2014
In other business, board members will discuss changing policies to add
e-cigarettes, e-hookahs and other similar products to the list of items
prohibited on ...
Connection Won't Evaporate
Daily Nexus - January 27, 2014
Vapor bar and e-cigarette lounge Vapor Connection officially joined
the Isla Vista community on Saturday with a Grand Opening event that
featured a live DJ and the stores selection of over 80 different flavors
of smokeless water vapor.
released by school shows many students support smoke-free campus
Daily Sundial - January 26, 2014
More than 75 percent of respondents answered yes to a question of whether
or not CSUN should be smoke-free in a campus-wide survey issued last
semester. There are about 1,182 smoke-free colleges and universities
nationwide, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR). If CSUN
does implement a campus-wide smoking ban, it would join the entire University
of California (UC) system, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and San Diego
State University (SDSU).
View: Blowing smoke about e-cigarettes
Sacramento Bee - January 26, 2014
Misguided anti-tobacco advocates are trying to rally Californians against
an important new weapon in the war against smoking: smokeless e-cigarettes
and vaporizers. Despite compelling evidence that e-cigs present no public
health hazard and greatly reduce the risk of smoking-related disease,
advocates have been lobbying legislators across the state to prohibit
e-cig use in nonsmoking areas.
Mesa to mull e-cigarette ban
ScoopSanDiego.com - January 26, 2014
Sales of e-cigarettes would be banned under a proposal by La Mesa Mayor
Art Madrid that goes before the City Council Tuesday night. We are now
faced with the rampant growth and use of e-cigarettes, Madrid wrote
in an introduction to a report for the Jan. 28 council session. The
same initial ...
antismoking rules get high marks from American Lung Assn.
Los Angeles Times January 26, 2014
Glendale got an A on the American Lung Assn.s annual report card grading
local governments' antismoking rules. Glendale is one of 18 California
cities and counties 3% of those surveyed that received the top score
on the State of Tobacco Control 2014 report released last week. Glendale
also moved up in a subcategory smoke-free housing from B to A due to
new legislation the City Council passed last year, banning smoking in
all new apartment and condominium units...
View: Smoking decreases locally and globally
Imperial Valley Press - January 24, 2014
It's long been a known fact that smoking is a leading factor for lung
cancer, but many of us are in the dark about other types of tobacco-related
cancers, until one ...
Beach receives highest marks in county for overall tobacco ...
Del Mar Times - January 23, 2014
Most cities in San Diego County received poor grades Jan. 22 in the
American Lung Associations 2014 report on tobacco control policies.
Gets 'D' in Ranking of Civic Efforts to Curb Smoking
WEHOville - January 24, 2014
The American Lung Association has given West Hollywood a grade of D
in its 2014 State of Tobacco Control report.
Smoking Ordinance Addresses Outdoor, Public Areas in ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal - January 23, 2014
It would be fair to say that the new No Smoking Ordinance passed by
the Coronado City Council, which went into effect January 1, 2014, has
caused some confusion around town. This article will cover some of the
reasons behind the enactment of the new ordinance and supply a brief
history relating to its implementation.
Alexander Gonzalez announces more new faculty ...
StateHornet.com - January 23, 2014
"I'm looking forward to the campus being tobacco-free prior to
2015," Downey said. "I know some of the other schools did
it a lot quicker and (Gonzalez) said ...
secondhand smoke rules lauded; mixed grades for rest ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 23, 2014
Petaluma's ban on smoking in apartments and other multi-unit housing
won ... Lung Association's latest statewide report on efforts to restrict
ban: Valid or Infringement?
Daily Sundial - January 23, 2014
According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, at least 1,182
campuses in the U.S. have a smoke-free campus policy
retail licensing ordinance earns top tobacco control grade ...
Enterprise-Record - January 23, 2014
OROVILLE -- Oroville topped other communities in Butte County, and many
throughout Northern California, in making strong efforts to curb tobacco
County's stance on smoking parallels national, global trend of decreasing
Imperial Valley Press - January 23, 2014
This reduction can be attributed to anti-smoking measures such as the
growth of laws regulating smoking in public locations, exposure of dangers
caused by secondhand smoke and the increasingly less favorable public
image of smoking, according to the report. Locally, the fight against
tobacco has taken a turn for the better in recent years with Imperial
Valley College officially becoming a tobacco-free campus in 2009 and
Pioneers Memorial Hospital following suit in 2012. Although it takes
a lot of work to implement a smoke-free policy, the county saw a positive
turning point last year, when five different apartment complexes in
El Centro and Calexico adopted voluntary smoke-free policies, said Maria
Peinado, public health information officer with the Imperial County
Public Health Department.
semester starts at San Diego State University: Campus is ...
10News - January 23, 2014
A new semester got underway at San Diego State University and with it
are some new rules to live by, like no smoking anywhere.
readers chime in on banning smoking, the pro-Sacramento ...
Sacramento News & Review - January 23, 2014
SN&R gets it right so often, it's disappointing to see the blockheaded
editorial opposing Councilman Steve Hansen's efforts to ban smoking
on restaurant and bar patios extending into public space. Business owners'
fears of lost revenue are cited, but such concerns are always raised
about every proposed anti-smoking measure and have always proven unfounded.
Monica tops smoke-free list
Santa Monica Daily Press - January 22, 2014
City Hall's smoke-free housing policy, which is just over a year old,
contributed greatly to Santa Monica's high scores this year, said Lung
Francisco's Anti-Smoking Laws Are Working, Study Confirms
SF Weekly (blog) - January 22, 2014
Graded on its efforts in reducing tobacco sales and promoting smoke-free
environments, the report suggests that the new smoke-free outdoor spaces
Gatos Earns 'D' For Tobacco Control
Patch.com - January 22, 2014
Town earns poor grades from American Lung Association annual report
in areas of smoke-free housing and reducing sales of tobacco products;
earns 'C' grade ...
copes with zero tolerance smoking ban
PCC Courier - January 23, 2014
Since January 2014, Pasadena City College (PCC) has enforced a new 100
percent smoke free policy which does not allow students to smoke tobacco
in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Even smokeless devices like vapes are
banned since they are non-regulated.
contest to celebrate smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf to be ...
Contra Costa Times - January 22, 2014
The city of Monterey is holding a sign contest to celebrate the new
smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf. The city plans on installing a sign
at the wharf entrance ...
CANCER: The medical truth about e-cigs and hookahs
La Jolla (CA) Light - January 22, 2014
The number of Americans who puff cigarettes is steadily shrinking, from
a high of 45 percent in the mid-1950s to just 18 percent of adults in
2012. Its a big reason why the overall cancer mortality rate is also
in decline. Thats the good news. The bad news is the rising popularity
of two alternatives electronic cigarettes and hookahs both of which
may be just as bad for users health, and ultimately lead to smoking
Open drug use disguised by e-cigs
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - January 22, 2014
Those e-cigarettes that some people use as an alternative to regular
cigarettes in some cases disguise illicit drug use, as well. That's
the kind of tip Sebastopol ...
Sonoma State Star - January 21, 2014
The CSU would be right to ban smoking on campus, and we really hope
that they do. ... A campus-wide ban on smoking would hopefully reduce
the number of ...
Rose Herrera Wants to Ban Pot Clubs from ...
San Jose Inside (blog) - January 22, 2014
Rose Herrera wants to bar medical marijuana collectives from contributing
money to local political campaigns. As city leaders continue to ponder
how to regulate ...
begins school-wide tobacco ban
Daily Californian - January 21, 2014
Members of the UC Berkeley community returning for the spring semester
will notice signs across campus informing them of the tobacco-free policy
that went into effect Jan.1.
hearing to review housing, outdoor marijuana cultivation
Martinez News-Gazette - January 21, 2014
MARTINEZ, Calif. The Planning Commission will meet this evening to review
proposed zoning text amendments regarding emergency homeless shelters
and outdoor growing of medical marijuana.
Beach Cannabis Taxes May Remain Dormant Without Council ...
Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach News - January 21, 2014
Without lifting the citys ban on dispensaries, the medical marijuana
tax initiative headed for the April 2014 General Election ballot may
end up like the citys recreational marijuana tax moot.
The Long Beach City Council approved adding a measure to the upcoming
general election that, if passed, would impose a 6 percent business
license tax on collectives that sell medical marijuana within city limits.
The tax would increase annually based on the consumer price index with
a cap of 10 percent. It also includes a $15 per square foot tax on cultivation
sites that would supply medical cannabis dispensaries
fair may ban e-cigarettes
U-T San Diego - January 19, 2014
The fair board, which banned conventional smoking at the fair last year,
... California law bans the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18
but officials say use ...
the e-cig experience
U-T San Diego - January 18, 2014
You don't need a match to light up an electronic cigarette, or to spark
some major e-cigarette controversy. Carlsbad and Vista recently joined
cities nationwide in ...
of the Day: Secondhand pot smoke
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 19, 2014
The coalition is concerned about secondhand smoke, which includes both
tobacco and marijuana. Our member agencies have been working on the
issue of ...
Wants Cigarette Butts Banned In California
CBS 13 / KOVR - January 14, 2014
...because of the environmental risk they pose to the states
wildlife and fish. Assemblyman Mark Stone (D) says hes not only
trying to be a trailblazer in California, but would also like to see
butts banned across the country. ...
breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper - January 14, 2014
...R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the nationwide
smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR threw a
CAJON COUNCIL ASKS STAFF TO REPORT ON E-CIGARETTE ...
East County Magazine - January 15, 2014
...Councilman Gary Kendrick introduced the issue, stating that a friend
told him her middle school son said that use of electronic cigarettes
was rampant at his ...
hotel chains increasing
San Diego News - January 14, 2014
A decision was made late last year by Westin Hotels and Resorts to
go smoke-free in all of their North American locations, an initiative
aptly called "Breathe ...
breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper January 14, 2014
...2, 2014, R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the
nationwide smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR
threw a celebration ...
Would Bar Online Cigarette Sales
KMJ Now - January 14, 2014
...The ban would apply to cigarettes, as well as electronic cigarettes.
Dickinson says minors looking to light up can easily bypass age requirements,
by turning to ...
CAJON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REGULATING HOOKAHS ...
East County Magazine - January 14, 2014
El Cajon's City Council's agenda this Tuesday includes a proposal by
Councilman Kendrick to regulate electronic cigarettes and hookahs. Both
products contain ...
Irvine reversing course on e-cigarette use
OCRegister (subscription) - January 14, 2014
IRVINE Just two weeks after taking effect, a UC Irvine campuswide
ban on smoking is being revised to include a prohibition on electronic
cigarettes and ...
University of California campus finally bans e-cigarettes, too
Bay Area Biz Talk January 14, 2014
...on its website. Medical campus UC San Francisco, meanwhile, had
eliminated its designated smoking areas back in 2008 as part of its
own independent ban. So-called e-cigarettes are battery powered vaporizers
lawmaker seeks ban on most tobacco, e-cigarette online sales
Los Angeles Times - January 13, 2014
SACRAMENTO In an effort to clamp down on youth smoking, Assemblyman
Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced Monday that he was introducing
e-cigarette stores open as health debate rages on
Bakersfield Californian - January 11, 2014
Called e-cigarettes or e-cigs for short, they are battery-powered,
tubular devices that deliver vaporized nicotine for inhalation. The
liquid that is vaporized, ...
Copyright Claim Goes Up in Smoke
National Law Journal - January 10, 2014
Although available in various designs and colors, the shape of a hookahs
water container is not copyrightable, according to a federal appeals
court. In a case between two suppliers of hookahs, or water pipes, the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth ...
Cigarette Lounges to Be Further Analyzed in South San Francisco
SBWire (press release) - January 10, 2014
In what has been the latest in the in the electronic cigarette battle
has been in the city of South San Francisco that has issued a 45-day
temporary ban on the construction of new vaping, however this ban halt
on new permits and licenses does not apply to retailers. This moratorium
will enable the city to be able to study and evaluate the effects of
e cigarettes and determine whether if there is need for changing the
zoning laws to limit the use of the smoking devices. Yet many analysts
note that South San Francisco council does not appear aiming to ban
"vaping", but rather they are adopting a modified wait and
see policy as their council members want to know more about the health
effects of which have not been fully researched. This moratorium was
based on a vote on Wednesday night, which makes the South San Francisco
City to be the latest city to join a growing list of cities that are
implementing their own regulations on electronic cigarettes as well
as inquiring on the health impacts of the smoking devices. Recently
Union City voted last month to ban electric cigarette lounges and also
so did New York vote to ban the use of the smoking devices in public
areas. Yet Councilman Pradeep Gupta of South San Francisco City was
quoted as saying "I don't know enough about it. I would like to
look at the study as a way of getting myself more informed."
San Francisco enacts moratorium on e-cigarette lounges
San Jose Mercury News January 9, 2014
The city of South San Francisco has stepped into the debate over electronic
cigarettes, issuing a 45-day moratorium on new lounges where e-cigarettes
lounge approved for Aliso Viejo center
OCRegister (subscription) - January 9, 2014
After debate about the products health risks and whether nicotine could
end up in the hands of kids, the Aliso Viejo City Council voted 3-2
to approve an application for a new electronic-cigarette lounge at the
citys Target shopping center at La Paz Road and Pacific Park Drive.
Concerns or Hypocrisy? On a Smoke-Free UCSB
Daily Nexus - January 8, 2014
The question of priorities is a hard one for university administration
to answer, and Chancellor Yang's recent email announcement of UCSB's
smoking ban ...
should consider a smoking ban
The Poly Post - January 7, 2014
Walking to and from classes on any given day students consistently walk
through clouds of cigarette smoke. Students congregate and smoke in
front of the University Library, Bronco Bookstore and Marketplace, making
it impossible for non-smoking students to enjoy the unique outdoor spaces
Cal Poly Pomona has to offer. CPP should ban all smoking on-campus so
students who do not smoke do not have to be exposed to toxic secondhand
UCI Says OK to E-Cigs
New University Online - January 7, 2014
UC Irvine continues to allow the use of electronic cigarettes and chewing
tobacco on campus despite the University of California's new smoke-free
policy as of ...
UC Acts To Cease The Smoke
New University Newspaper - January 7, 2014
UCI, like all schools, is a learning institution. It is a place for
study, for engaging in intellectual discourse, and for meeting others
who share the same academic and recreational interests and goals. It
is not a place for recreational drug use. ...
Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus January 6, 2014
Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed
to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report,
roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent
of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within
a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in
2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher
than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28
percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.
should take smoking ban seriously
Daily Aztec - January 6, 2014
They are small: about three inches long, rolled with white paper and
generally come 20 to a pack. Depending on who you are, they may be considered
either a ... Secondhand smoke is the biggest driver of initiatives to
regulate smoking. Not only can secondhand smoke be unpleasant and irritating
to others, it can actually kill them. It may sound dramatic, but its
not. According to the CDC, secondhand smoke contains more than 7000
chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.
Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus - January 6, 2014
Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed
to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report,
roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent
of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within
a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in
2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher
than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28
percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.
MOVED: Council Takes On Housing Plan, Ballot Issues In First Meeting
Gazette Newspapers - January 6, 2014
Long Beachs City Council will start the new year off with a bang a heavy
agenda next Tuesday that includes the public hearing on the next Housing
Element of the citys General Plan and a proposal to give residents a
chance to vote on allowing fireworks and whether to tax medical marijuana.
Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - January 3, 2014
January 1 marked the University of California school system's kickoff
of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are
no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in
their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering
products aren't allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco;
nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a
less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs.
ban to be a campus-by-campus decision, officials say
Vallejo Times-Herald - January 3, 2014
California Maritime Academy students can't smoke in classrooms, inside
buildings or spots along the waterfront. But there are pockets in the
campus where they can light up without getting caught.
Makes Coronado Look Biased
Coronado Eagle and Journal - January 2, 2014
In reference to the Coronado Clearing the Air article in the Dec. 26th
issue of the U.T. and the Coronado Eagle & Journal article Public
Smoking Ban Into Effect With the New Year article of the same date we
must comment as residents of Coronado for over 30 years. What is lawful
or thoughtful about restricting smoking in such a way? Why are the Coronado
Golf Course and the Hotel Del Coronado exempt? Is this discriminatory
to other large, small and boutique hotels, etc?
only campus in UC system allowing e-cigs amid ban
Orange County Register - January 2, 2014
UC Irvine will continue to allow the use of electronic cigarettes on
campus even as the university begins enforcing a smoke-free environment
today, a policy that contradicts a University of California edict to
ban the nicotine-vapor product. 1,182: Number of U.S. colleges that
have gone smoke-free, according to the Berkeley-based American Nonsmokers'
Rights Foundation ...
there's smoke, there's controversy
Sacramento News & Review - January 2, 2014
Last month, a coterie of Sacramentos most influential restaurant and
bar magnates sat down with Councilman Steve Hansen and other local business
leaders to sip coffee and debate cigarettes. The closed-to-the-press
meeting at a Midtown cafe centered around one divisive question: Should
the city outlaw smoking on restaurant patios and outdoor areas that
extend into the public space?
Support for banning cig smoke at SDSU: Letter to the editor
U-T San Diego - January 2, 2014
I applaud the smoking ban at SDSU (SDSU joins ranks of smoke-free campuses,
Dec. 30), and also that people are being encouraged to be kind and polite
if they ask someone to put out a cigarette.
Diego State University Joins College Bans On Butts
KPBS - January 2, 2014
Previously, San Diego State University had allowed smoking in 12 areas
on campus, including a number of parking lots.
Voice: Big ban on campus
The Desert Sun - January 1, 2014
But just in case, the University of California and California State
University systems are taking steps to stamp out smoking. The UC system
announced its ban in 2012, but left implementation up to individual
campuses. Timothy P. White, chancellor of the Cal State system, says
he supports a systemwide ban on the sale and use of tobacco products
but also left it up to each campus. ...
ban takes effect on UC,CSU campuses
Daily Democrat - January 1, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Schools in California's public university systems
are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health
of students, faculty ...
No-Smoking Ordinance Effective January 1
Coronado (CA) Patch.com - December 30, 2013
Beginning New Year's Day, smoking will no longer be permitted outdoors
on public property in Coronado. The sweeping no-smoking ban includes
public streets, highways, alleys, rights of way, parkways, sidewalks,
parking lots and pathways.
City College to become entirely smoke-free on New ...
Pasadena Star-News - December 30, 2013
The new year at Pasadena City College will kick off with a resolution
to keep campus healthier and cleaner by eliminating tobacco use.
smoking smackdown's win for PC crowd
Times-Standard - December 29, 2013
Put down the torches and pitchforks. The witch hunt is over. Cigarette
smokers are officially lepers and social pariahs in Arcata. The asphyxiatingly
self-righteous little hippie enclave is working to criminalize cigarette
smoking within a large portion of the city limits. The Arcata City Council
(Big Brother) is considering expanding an existing smoking ban beyond
the streets surrounding the Plaza into residential areas of town.
Springs council sets marijuana dispensary tax at 10 percent
The Desert Sun - December 19, 2013
The three legal medical marijuana dispensaries will now be required
to pay the city 10 percent of their proceeds starting Jan. 1 while the
illegal operations will ...
Mar Fairgrounds board to consider e-cigarette ban
Del Mar Times - December 18, 2013
The board heard a report about the newly instituted smoking ban at
its meeting on ... also addressed the board, urging it to consider banning
to discuss keeping e-cigs from minors
U-T San Diego - December 17, 2013
OCEANSIDE - The Oceanside City Council will talk this week about ways
to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of teens. In California,
it is already ...
Council Takes On E-Cigarette Use A Burning Question: Should Local Government
Regulate E-Cigarette Use?
Long Beach Business Journal - December 17, 2013
The Long Beach City Council voted December 3 on an item requesting the
city attorney draft an ordinance to include e-cigarettes and nicotine
vapor devices in ...
Bucklin: E-cigarettes an effort to hook new generation of ...
Modesto Bee - December 16, 2013
About a year ago, I was surprised to find out from my daughter that
hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd. E-cigarettes/hookah
pens are kind of a half-full/half-empty sort of thing. The industry
likes to take the high road. It wants you to believe that if you are
a two- or ... If the trend continues with hookah pens, next year there
will be 2 million, and before long, a new generation of smokers. Does
the expression gateway drug come to mind?
Are hookah pens the latest version of Joe Camel? Are they wrapped in
purple paper and sold at head shops to attract adult smokers or teens?
Interestingly, when one of the largest university systems in the world
the University of California decided to ban smoking on all its campuses
effective Jan. 1, it included e-cigarettes in the ban. The California
State University system is considering a similar ban.
Beach ballot measure would tax medical marijuana businesses
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2013
Any dispensaries created by a City Council effort to allow medical marijuana
in Long Beach could be subject to a new tax that might be placed on
the April ballot.
The tobacco threat returns
Fresno Bee - December 14, 2013
The first involves Assembly Member Richard Pan, a Sacramento physician
who probably didn't think his legislation would threaten one of California's
true public health success stories a dramatic decline in smoking by
state residents. The second is electronic cigarettes. As described in
a Nov. 26 story by Sarah Sexton, a Bee Washington Bureau reporter, e-cigs
"look like traditional cigarettes but are battery-operated products
that heat tobacco-derived nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor
that the user inhales." Meanwhile, the California Department of
Public Health has read the letter of Pan's law, Assembly Bill 906. Advocated
by public employee unions including the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees, Pan's bill seeks to force state departments
to use state workers whenever possible. Citing that measure, state health
officers are contemplating ending contracts with nongovernmental organizations
that have spent years fighting the tobacco industry, and have succeeded.
A board that oversees California's tobacco-control program was so alarmed
by the department's review that it convened an emergency meeting last
State to be first tobacco-free CSU campus
StateHornet.com - December 13, 2013
President Alexander Gonzalez signed a policy Thursday that will make
Sacramento State the first California State University tobacco-free
campus, effective fall ...
campus to be tobacco free
USD Vista - December 12, 2013
For some it is a nuisance and for others an addictive habit, USD is
looking at possibly becoming tobacco free. Students convened Thurs.
Dec. 5 for a campus ...
Campus-wide smoking ban a smoldering mess
The Daily Titan - December 12, 2013
Passing a campus-wide smoking ban and eliminating smoking on campus
are two entirely different things. While one is an aspiration, the other
is a challenge in ...
Owner Challenges E-Cigarette Ban: Carlbad passed a ban earlier this
NBC 7 San Diego - December 10, 2013
The co-owner of an e-cigarette and vape bar in Carlsbad will challenge
a recent city ban on e-cigarettes. Dan Daniel with Mix Vapes will be
speaking at a city council meeting at 10 on Tuesday.
council to consider new commercial development fee for ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 9, 2013
Also on the agenda, the council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance
that would create zoning regulations for tobacco and nicotine products,
including electronic cigarettes. The proposed ordinance would only apply
to new retail locations that have more than 50 percent of their display
area or gross sales generated from tobacco or nicotine products, including
paraphernalia. Last month, the council approved an ordinance regulating
e-cigs the same as cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city
and subject to all state laws. That means people wont be able to use
e-cigs, also known as vapor devices, in restaurants, government buildings
or public places. Minors are also prohibited from their purchase and
use. Under that ordinance, which goes into effect Thursday, an e-cigarette
store will continue to be allowed to offer samples of vapors, which
come in various flavored liquids. Smoking lounges, however, are not
allowed in Lakewood under zoning rules.
health concerns just blowing smoke?
San Francisco Chronicle - December 9, 2013
Designed as an alternative for smokers in public spaces where cigarettes
are banned, the battery-powered devices are increasingly getting the
cold shoulder from city governments. Lawmakers around the country have
adopted a flurry of measures approving bans on the use of the devices
in public places where smoking is already prohibited. City councils
in Richmond and Los Angeles last week approved bans on e-cigs in most
ban effective on Jan 1.
Daily Aztec - December 6, 2013
Last Tuesday, the San Diego State University Senate heard an update
announcing that the new campus-wide smoking ban will go into effect
on Jan. 1., 2014.
Satterlund, T.D.; Treiber, J.; Haun, S.; Cassady, D., "Evaluating
local policy adoption campaigns in California: tobacco retail license
(TRL) adoption," Journal of Community Health [Epub ahead
of print], December 6, 2013.
City Council Votes to Regulate E-Cigarettes
TIME - December 5, 2013
The Los Angeles city council voted Wednesday to regulate the sale of
e-cigarettes, moving forward with regulations that are being considered
by the federal government and cities across the country.
bans in LA, Long Beach, San Bernardino are premature ...
Los Angeles Daily News - December 5, 2013
City and county leaders all over Southern California are caught up in
a frenzy of restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, with Los Angeles,
Long Beach and San Bernardino officials taking steps this week to regulate
them like tobacco products. A frenzy is just what this is, not reasoned
bans tobacco smoking in condos, apartments
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - December 5, 2013
BERKELEYSIDE: Smoking cigarettes is slated to be prohibited inside the
units of multi-family housing in Berkeley, effective May 2014, after
a unanimous vote by ...
Safe Alternative To Smoking Or Gateway To Nicotine Addiction?
KPBS - December 5, 2013
E-cigarettes offer the sensation of smoking, without burning tobacco.
These battery-operated devices heat up liquid nicotine and turn it into
vapor. Users say theyre a lot safer than smoking cigarettes. But public
health experts arent so sure.
Smoke-Free Apartments Will Be the Law in Berkeley on May 1
Berkeley Daily Planet December 4, 2013
The Berkeley City Council unanimously supported an ordinance making
100% of all multi-unit housing smokefree at its Tuesday, December 3rd,
2013 council meeting. Serena Chen of the American Lung Association and
Liz Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers' rights were among the supportive
moves forward with ordinance to ban smoking in multiunit housing
Daily Californian - December 4, 2013
As soon as next May, smokers living in the city of Berkeley may have
one fewer place to light up their cigarettes. Im so thrilled that finally
its come to fruition, said Berkeley resident Carol Denney, a cancer
patient who has been working with the city on this issue for about six
years. I live next to chain-smokers, but I cant afford to move. A lot
of people are in similar circumstances. There are 32 other counties
and cities in California that have adopted either partial or complete
ordinances banning smoking in multiunit housing, according to Liz Williams,
project manager for Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying
organization housed in Berkeley. A smoke-free ordinance isnt just about
telling people what they can and cannot do, said Valerie Yerger, an
associate professor in health policy at UC San Francisco. Its about
protecting people, especially vulnerable children and families. Even
when the smoke clears, theres still toxic tobacco residue.
cities make moves against e-cigarettes
Ventura County Star - December 4, 2013
Vials of flavored liquid are seen at Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic
... and are healthier because they don't create cigarette tars or secondhand
Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
Los Angeles Business Journal - December 4, 2013
City councils in both Los Angeles and Long Beach have voted to restrict
sales and use of electronic cigarettes.
Carlsbad ban e-cigarettes
Manteca Bulletin - December 4, 2013
RICHMOND (AP) Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes
while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit
banned at all San Bernardino County facilities
San Bernardino Sun - December 4, 2013
On Tuesday, the city of Richmond in the Bay Area unanimously approved
an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes, also known
as e-cigarettes, ...
Unanimously Supports Possible Amendment to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Long Beach Post - December 4, 2013
The Long Beach City Council unanimously supported a request that the
City Attorney look into amending the Municipal Code regarding tobacco
include e-cigarettes and vapor devices, as well as products which contain
biologically active amounts of nicotine.
City votes to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces, impose $1,000 fines
KSWT-TV - December 4, 2013
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/1bI8JyN)
the Richmond City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a new ordinance that
would prohibit e-cigarettes.
rental units will soon be smoke-free
Inside Bay Area - December 4, 2013
BERKELEY -- The city's apartment and condominium complex dwellers will
soon be free from neighbors' cigarette smoke wafting through air vents
or curling up ...
Cities Ban E-Cigs
AP - Associated Press - December 4, 2013
Both the cities of Richmond and Carlsbad voted to prohibit the battery-powered
devices ... In Los Angeles, city councilmembers will consider two motions
dealing with e-cigarettes -- one that seeks to regulate sales to kids
and another that directs the ci
Richmond officials approve E-cigarette ban in public spaces
KTVU San Francisco - December 3, 2013
Richmond city officials took the first step Tuesday night toward banning
... fact alone is reason enough to include e-cigarettes in the city's
normal smoking ban.
City Council votes to ban use of e-cigarettes in public ...
10News - December 4, 2013
Health advocates say the secondhand smoke risks are just as bad. The
American Lung Association has come down on the side of banning the electronic
Council may snuff out e-cigarettes
Orange County (CA) Register - December 4, 2013
On Tuesday night, the council voted 8-0 to have City Attorney Charles
Parkin find ways to amend the City Code to regulate the trendy electronic
cigarettes just like traditional tobacco products.
smoking ban gains fans
Coast Report - December 4, 2013
In response to the smoking ban petition, another advocating for smokers'
... wish to decide either way whether smoking should be banned on the
Beach Joins Other Cities in Proposing E-Cigarette Regulation
Long Beach (CA) Post - December 4, 2013
Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Suja Lowenthal are proposing that the
City Attorney amend the Municipal Code to require vaporizing devices,
including e-cigarettes, to be included within the City's tobacco ordinance.
This would put e-cigarettes on the same
Angeles expected to regulate e-cigarettes
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze - December 4, 2013
City Council is expected to begin the process Wednesday to regulate
the sales and use of e-cigarettes. Several public officials will attend
a news conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall to announce their
plans. The council will consider two ...
Smoking Could be Banned at L.A. Restaurants, Beaches
... soon be banned in the same places that prohibit lighting up regular
smokes. ... electronic devices the same way that cigarette smoking is
regulated in town.
Smoke-free campus is better overall
Glendale Community College recently became a 100% smoke-free campus.
... Now the campus is much cleaner and the area has become more enjoyable
Gardens smoking ban expanded
Atascadero News- November 27, 2013
In 2009, Atascadero banned smoking in our city parks, Atascadero
Police ... The unintended consequences, as a result of that smoking
ban, it migrated other ...
Questions on the City's New Smoking Ordinance? We Have ...
Patch.com November 27, 2013
Public Property: Besides the City's current prohibition on smoking in
parks and beaches, the new ordinance prohibits smoking on all public
property, including ...
City Council bans e-cigarette use in public places
Pasadena Star-News - November 27, 2013
ALHAMBRA >> The City Council laid the smackdown on electronic
cigarette ... e-cigarette smokers could now be fined for using vaporizers
in city-owned or ...
revisits smoking ban
Stockton Record - November 22, 2013
University of the Pacific is not smoke-free, but smoking is banned inside
of ... And trustees on Tuesday sounded agreeable to banning smoking
campaign targets smoking in LGBT community
Los Angeles Times - November 22, 2013
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults in Los Angeles smoke at a rate more
than 50% higher than their straight counterparts and suffer disproportionately
from the ill effects of tobacco use, health officials reported Thursday
at the introduction of a new count
smoking ban said to be most stringent in US
UPI.com - November 22, 2013
California smoking ban said to be most stringent in U.S. ... The U.S.
Congress passed an anti-smoking bill that gives the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration a ...
ordinance goes into effect
Marinscope Community Newspapers November 21, 2013
The latest ban is part of an ordinance that was passed by San Rafael
City Council in ... It banned smoking in all park and recreation areas,
sidewalks, pedestrian ...
apartment complex goes smoke-free
10News - November 21, 2013
Local apartment complex goes smoke-free ... which has 300 units, is
the first complex under a new county program called Healthy Works to
Town Bans Smoking in Condos and Apartments That ...
ABC News - November 21, 2013
The town of San Rafael, Calif., has passed a ban on smoking that city
officials have called the most ... New York City bans tobacco sales
to anyone under 21.
looks to spread smoking ban downtown
Palo Alto Online - November 19, 2013
Palo Alto's ever expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown
and ... banning outdoor smoking in the city's two primary business thoroughfares.
... The council discussion followed a familiar pattern when it comes
to smoking bans, ... he is not convinced that it should also be banned
on public thoroughfares.
Teeth Needed in Berkeley Smoking Ban in Multi-unit Housing ...
Patch.com-by Charles Burress - November 18, 2013
The council has already approved the drafting of a smoking ban in multi-unit
housing, ... Berkeley has smoking bans in place for most public places
in the city, ...
would ban smoking in homes, exempt pot
Record-Searchlight (blog) - November 18, 2013
Berkeley would ban smoking in homes, exempt pot ... his fellow councilmembers
to expand smoking bans to include single-family ... The ban would exempt
e-cigarettes and in true Berkeley fashion, the use of ... Violators
may be banned.
to Consider Ban on Smoking in Single-Family Homes
PublicCEO.com - November 18, 2013
The Golden State was the first in the nation to institute a statewide
ban on smoking ... his fellow councilmembers to expand smoking bans
to include single-family ...
the ban on e-cigarettes
Daily Californian - November 15, 2013
For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban
on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th century, when scientific
studies revealing the drugs devastating effects on the human body were
made public, public policy and social attitudes have shifted more and
more against tobacco. This is a good thing. But in executing its well-intentioned
ban on consuming tobacco products on University of California campuses,
the university administrations prohibition of e-cigarettes is a step
ponders more restrictions on smoking
Daily Breeze - November 14, 2013
Its been nearly two decades since California banned smoking in bars,
restaurants and other workplaces, but the city of Hawthorne is looking
to impose further restrictions in areas still not regulated. On Tuesday
night, City Council members agreed that smoking should be restricted
at all outdoor dining areas, but they werent sure about banning it outside
tattoo shops, as Lawndale has done, and parking lots a place where smokers
cant light up in Hermosa Beach.
next smoking ban may hit home
San Francisco Chronicle - November 14, 2013
Berkeley, where residents take pride in exercising their personal freedoms
and resisting government intrusion, is the site these days of a much
different kind of movement - one to ban cigarette smoking from single-family
homes. In general, smoking bans in multiunit dwellings have been very
effective in prompting some smokers to quit, as well as protecting nonsmokers
from the dangers of secondhand smoke, said Cynthia Hallett, executive
director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley nonprofit.
"Laws like these help change the social norm," she said. "Really,
we shouldn't be smoking indoors at all."
Rafael's tough anti-tobacco ordinance goes into effect, bans smoking
in apartment units
Marin Independent Journal - November 14, 2013
Smokers in San Rafael are no longer allowed to light up in apartments,
condominiums and any other residential units that share a common wall
per a city ordinance that took effect Thursday.
Alto to consider extending outdoor smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 14, 2013
Four members of the Palo Alto City Council want to extend the city's
outdoor smoking ban to the downtown and California Avenue business districts.
The proposal by Mayor Greg Scharff, Vice Mayor Nancy Shepherd and council
members Karen Holman and Gail Price would build on the city council's
decision earlier this year to outlaw smoking in parks and increase the
no-smoking buffer around public building entrances to 25 feet.
Alto eyes smoking ban downtown
Palo Alto Online - November 14, 2013
Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto
officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette ban to the city's
two most prominent business districts.
Don't ban smoking at Coast
The Coast Report November 13, 2013
Secondhand smoke is of no harm to anyone when its outdoors, because
it dissipates so quickly and is never concentrated. Most people take
in many more toxins on a daily basis then they may be led to believe
ones much worse than any outdoor secondhand ...
Vapor Vs. Smoke: A Look At The E-Cigarette Craze In San Diego
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA) - November 13, 2013
GUEST: Dr. Thomas Novotny ... many health advocates are wary of the
new devices. They say they are largely untested, and claim they are
being marketed to teenagers.
cigarette store proposed downtown
Ukiah Daily Journal - November 13, 2013
The Ukiah Planning Commission tonight will review a proposal to open
a store selling electronic cigarettes, or E-Cigarettes, downtown. According
to the ...
clears the air about smoke-free policy
Highlander Newspaper - November 12, 2013
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will implement the campus-wide policy of
maintaining a nicotine-free environment, which will apply to all students,
faculty members, staff, contractors and visitors. The new policy bans
the use of cigarettes, tobacco, electronic-cigarettes, unregulated nicotine
and other smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco on campus.
Partial exemptions to the policy will be granted for research, educational
or clinical purposes and traditional ceremonies of cultural and religious
groups. It will be regulated upon all university-controlled property,
including land, buildings, parking lots and private residential space
owned by the UC.
picking up steam
Visalia Times-Delta - November 12, 2013
You probably haven't smelled them, but perhaps you've seen them: Electronic
cigarettes are gaining popularity in Tulare County. Local smoke shops
report that ...
trend a form of tobacco-free smoking concerns health industry
The Advocate - November 9, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. Brandon Lockridge and his electrician-school classmate
stopped into The Vape Bar in San Jose, Calif., bellied up to the shiny
wooden bar and ordered the usual.
may extend smoking ban boundaries: Police chief recommends council to
Times-Standard - November 8, 2013
Arcata may consider expanding the boundaries of its smoking ban beyond
the streets surrounding the Plaza after hearing complaints from nearby
residents. Since the amended ordinance -- which created 30-foot no-smoking
zones in front of businesses and common areas of apartment buildings,
excluding designated smoking areas -- went into effect in July, smokers
have moved over to the residential areas of J Street, Councilwoman Susan
Ornelas said. People have called me and made the suggestion that we
could move it over to K Street, because at least that's commercial,
Ornelas said. That make some sense to me because I feel like we should
work with our community members. I don't think we should frustrate the
residents over on J Street. That wasn't our intent.
banned on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey
Monterey County Herald - November 7, 2013
Monterey prohibits smoking in several public places, including the Recreation
Trail, city beaches and covered public parking lots. In December, Fisherman's
Wharf will join the list of city spots where lighting up is illegal.
The City Council this week, at the request of the wharf business association,
voted 5-0 to ban smoking on the tourist-oriented wharf.
district may ban smoking on campus
Daily Pilot - November 7, 2013
The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students
and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide
Vapers Called to Action to Oppose E-Cig Usage Ban
DigitalJournal.com - November 7, 2013
TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The Consumer Advocates for
Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has issued a "Call
to Action" for e-cigarette users in the Berkeley City Council (San
Francisco) area to oppose the unjustifiable proposal to ban "vaping"
in existing "No Smoking" areas. The council will meet on the
12th of November at 7 pm, and although the legislation is unlikely to
be discussed, the meeting provides users a valuable opportunity to speak
before the council. E-cigarettes have the potential to save countless
lives across California, and this legislation will only limit their
appeal and effectiveness.
ordinance goes into effect Nov. 14
Marinscope Community Newspapers - November 7, 2013
In October 2012, the San Rafael City Council passed an ordinance strengthening
the citys municipal code to further protect the community from secondhand
smoke. As of November 14, 2013, smoking is prohibited in all duplex
and multi-family residential units that share a common wall.
Board of Directors talks smoking ban, new appointments
Daily Aztec - November 7, 2013
Plans for a campus-wide smoking ban have been approved by a university-employee
union, allowing it to move forward, Nancy Demich, assistant to the vice
president of business and financial affairs, told the Associated Students
Board of Directors at its Nov. 4 meeting.
Beach voters reject bar restrictions, oust Kit Bobko in favor of women
Daily Breeze - November 6, 2013
Hermosa Beach voters resoundingly rejected a measure that would have
forced downtown hot spots to close early, and also denied Mayor Kit
Bobko a third term while handing a second term to Councilman Jeff Duclos
in a narrow race on Tuesday night. Petty, Bobko and Bowler campaigned
on similar fiscally conservative, pro-business platforms. While all
candidates emphasized the importance of the environment largely because
of the proposed oil-drilling project Bowler derided City Council policies
that ban outdoor smoking, single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam
City amending rules on chickens, cats, pool slides and more
Press-Enterprise (blog) - November 6, 2013
On smoking, the definition of smoking will be broadened to include e-cigarettes,
which the city defines as a device that emits liquid vapor containing
Renegade Rip - November 6, 2013
Student Government Association President Travis Tillis has confirmed
that the discussion regarding whether to proceed with a full tobacco
ban on the Bakersfield College campus or implement designated smoking
areas will continue during the Kern Community College District Consultation
Councils meeting on Nov. 26. Tillis said that designated smoking areas,
which KCCD is pushing for, could cost the district almost $100,000
Ban smoking in apartments next
Enterprise-Record - November 6, 2013
Letter: Ban smoking in apartments next. Chico Enterprise-Record. Posted:
11/06/2013 12:02:35 AM PST. Regarding the Oct. 30 story "Smoking
bans in Chico ...
Smoking Regulations Ready for Prime Time
Lamorindaweekly - November 6, 2013
The new ordinance will support extending the smoking ban to include
outdoor public areas like plazas and public events, for example the
farmers' market, along with outdoor dining areas, new multi-family residences,
and existing multi-family units that are newly leased or rented after
the ordinance takes effect. In addition, smoking will be banned within
25 feet of building entries and windows.
Michael of Willows is leading a campaign to make Sac State ...
Willows Journal - November 6, 2013
A Willows native is leading a student-run campaign to make California
State University, Sacramento the first tobacco-free campus in the California
measures aim to boost tobacco-free policy
EIN News (press release ) November 6, 2013
As part of UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative, the university enacted
its tobacco-free policy six months ago on April 22, making it the first
UC campus to do so and ...
City Council Denies Ban on E-Cigarettes
The Beverly Hills Courier - November 6, 2013
The Beverly Hills City Council heard dozens of comments Tuesday from
people who say they have kicked smoking and use e-cigarettes in their
place without ...
Approves New Rules on E-Cigs, Vaporizers
Los Cerritos News - November 5, 2013
English: Two electronic cigarette models. Self-taken photograph by Equazcion.
From top down: 1. RN4072 (full size pen style), fully assembled
2. RN4072 ...
Wide E Cig Ban at University of California Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 5, 2013
UC will see a system wide smoking ban effective January 2 and e cigarette
is also ... In addition to the smoking ban, the UC system committee
is highlighting ...
included in University of California smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 5, 2013
University of California officials are reminding students and faculty
that the system wide smoking ban going into effect next year includes
pulls plug on electronic cigarettes in systemwide smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 5, 2013
BERKELEY -- A systemwide smoking ban at University of California campuses
includes the controversial electronic cigarette, a tobacco smoking device
whose backers claim is safer than traditional smokes.
Diego County Board of Supervisors considers a policy on e-cigarettes
10News - November 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider
whether to have staff develop a policy on electronic cigarettes. The
so-called ... Supervisors Dave Roberts and Ron Roberts will ask their
colleagues to direct staff to review how e-cigarettes fit into the board's
policy on smoking and tobacco use.
Diego County Mulls E-Cigs Oversight
NBC 7 San Diego - November 5, 2013
San Diego County may soon join the cities and counties regulating electronic
cigarettes. When the Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, they will consider
Creek councilman works to repeal smoking rules, prevent ...
Vallejo Times-Herald - November 1, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- Citing his oath to uphold the Constitution, Councilman
Justin Wedel says Walnut Creek voters, not elected leaders, should decide
where people can smoke and whether shoppers can choose paper or plastic.
Councilman Starts Petition Drive Against Smoking Regulations ...
Patch.com - October 31, 2013
Councilman Justin Wedel says the latest smoking rules and a proposed
bag ban are both intrusions into the private sector Walnut Creek City
Councilman Justin Wedel has unleashed two petition campaigns to overturn
part of the city's new smoking regulations as well as prevent it from
banning plastic bags without approval from voters.
extends freeze on shops selling e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - October 31, 2013
Neighboring Norwalk has placed a moratorium on any new tobacco shops
that might sell the product but Bellflower's moratorium is only on e-cigarettes.
Beach City Council candidates debate oil, money, alcohol
Daily Breeze - October 30, 2013
Bowler opposes the council's recent bans on outdoor smoking, polystyrene
food ... If elected, he said he would oppose restrictions on businesses
but wants ...
Resort & Casino: Rohnert Park facility opening
San Francisco Chronicle - October 30, 2013
In one way the casino will be too much like Vegas for many visitors:
Smoking will be allowed on most of the gaming floor. Some areas, such
as the poker room and all restaurants, will be nonsmoking. And some
gaming tables will be nonsmoking as well. Lori Nelson, a spokeswoman
for Station Casinos, which has contracted with the Graton tribe to build
and manage the casino, said ventilation systems will refresh the casino
with outdoor air and keep smoke from migrating into restaurant areas.
a trend for tobacco's end
Elk Grove (CA) Citizen - October 30, 2013
Elk Grove students have joined a mission to make California State University
Sacramento (CSUS) the first tobacco-free CSU campus. The universitys
student-run campaign, Hornets for a Healthy Hive is working to "Set
a Trend for Tobacco's End," as its...
bans in Chico have mixed results
Enterprise-Record - October 30, 2013
CHICO -- It's been one year since a smoking ban was approved in Chico,
... open spaces and greenways, where regulations banning smoking took
effect six ...
Criticize UC Berkeley's Ban on E-Cigs
East Bay Express - October 30, 2013
As a result, scientists who support bans on smoking cigarettes and other
... And when asked why e-cigarettes are banned even as a smoking-cessation
tool at Cal, ... not justify banning e-cigs in public places
especially not in outdoor areas.
City Council Approves Tougher Smoking Restrictions
Patch.com - October 28, 2013
The Lafayette City Council has added more restrictions to the anti-smoking
laws ... The new ordinance prohibits smoking in more areas of the city,
including multi-family housing projects, outdoor public areas, public
events and outdoor dining areas.
Young Teens Puffing On Electronic Cigarettes
KCOY.com - October 28, 2013
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.- A new addiction is butting its way into
the hands of young teens. While one local organization is fired up about
electronic cigarettes, others say the cigarettes are the new and healthy
alternative to smoking.
cigarettes booming but face regulation
Register Pajaronian - October 28, 2013
Enter electronic cigarettes, a new and largely unregulated smoking method
that allows smokers to take in nicotine without emitting smoke.
the agenda: Alhambra Beautiful Awards, restrictions on e ...
Alhambra Source - October 28, 2013
Council will also consider for the second time the regulation of the
use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes and prohibition of the
issuance of more permits to e-cigarette retailers around the city. E-cigarettes
are metal tubes implanted with heating devices that vaporize a liquid
solution, simulating the smoking of cigarettes or tobaccos. Some liquid
Proposed rule on e-cigs to be reviewed by OMB
Press-Enterprise (blog) - October 28, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent its proposed rule on
e-cigarettes to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for
review, a big milestone for a document that is anxiously awaited by
the owners of smoke and vaping shops here in town.
give rise to 'vaping' bars for breathing sweet air
Contra Costa Times - October 28, 2013
Ken Miguel of San Jose exhales e-cigarette vapor on Oct. 18, 2013 at
The Vape ... kick, from zero (flavor only) up to 24 mg, but no tobacco
smoke is produced.
E-cigarettes and the art of vaping
San Jose Mercury News media center - October 27, 2013
E-cigarettes, which produce a lot of smoke just like the real thing
but are healthier than tobacco products, are gaining popularity in the
Development, Smoking Prohibition Being Discussed By Two Lafayette Agencies
on Monday Night
Patch.com - October 27, 2013
The Lafayette City Council will be considering stricter restrictions
on smoking in the city while in another part of the building the city's
Design Review Commission will hold a public hearing on The Terraces
student government gathering student input on e-cigarettes
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - October 26, 2013
Facing an industry that is rapidly rising in popularity nationwide and
locally, the student government at College of the Canyons is examining
whether to subject battery-powered electronic cigarettes to the same
rules on campus as conventional ones. Electronic cigarettes, commonly
referred to as e-cigarettes, are devices that provide doses of nicotine
or other additives to the user in aerosol form, typically as a ...
Council to consider moratorium on new e-cigarette ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013
Cerritos has one electronic cigarette retailer and hasnt received any
complaints about it, but the city wants to place a 45-day moratorium
on any new retailers that would sell e-cigarettes or vapors. We've had
about 10 inquiries in the past six months from people asking about possible
retail locations for e-cigarettes in the city, said Ryan Carey, advance
bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
fox5sandiego.com - October 23, 2013
VISTA, Calif. A smoking method considered a cleaner alternative to lighting
up a cigarette is still not acceptable enough for the City of Vista.
The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday evening to ban e-cigarettes from
being used indoors at restaurants and most public places. They said
the main reason is for enforcement, claiming it would cause some confusion
between e-cigarettes and regular ones.
council moves to regulate e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013
The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday setting the stage for
regulating electronic cigarette use the same as tobacco products in
the city. The city, for example, doesnt allow smoking in public places
or restaurants, and that would apply to e-cigarettes.
to the Walnut Creek Journal -- Praising the secondhand ...
Contra Costa Times - October 23, 2013
Council members 'heroes' to us
Four members of Walnut City Council are heroes to us. My husband and
I lived comfortably in Rossmoor until a smoker moved into the unit below
us. Suddenly, our home, our clothing and our hair reeked of tobacco
pushes for tobacco-free campuses
Ceres Courier- October 23, 2013
Ceres native Astrid Mazariegos aims to improve campus health in Sacramento
in helping to run "Hornets for a Healthy Hive," a student
campaign to make ...
will treat e-cigs just like regular cigarettes
U-T San Diego - October 23, 2013
...will soon be banned in Vista restaurants and other public places
where smoking is already prohibited. The Vista City Council by a 4-1
vote Tuesday approved a proposal to treat the smokeless devices like
regular cigarettes. City Councilwoman Amanda Rigby...
Town Bans E-Cigs
KMJ Now - October 23, 2013
...Critics of the ban say there's no danger of secondhand smoke with
e-cigarettes and no smell. Proponents of the ban say e-cigarettes are
not proven to be safe ...
CC: Obamacare, cabarets, e-cigs, and a pledge to an unseen ...
Examiner.com - October 23, 2013
So surreal: we pledged allegiance to an unseen flag tonight. On Mayor
Ritter's word that the American flag was beyond the council wall, we
saluted a wall.
Hill council rejects proposal to expand city's smoking ban
Contra Costa (CA) Times - October 22, 2013
City leaders on Monday rejected a proposal to extend the ban on smoking
to the downtown and other shopping centers. Mayor Michael Harris, who
has pushed for rules prohibiting smoking in public spaces in Pleasant
Hill, suggested the new restrictions. ...
in a Haze Over Smoking Ban
The Bottom Line - October 23, 2013
...banning the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic ...
This committee isn't here to discuss the policy of smoking bans
ban proposed at Saddleback College
OCRegister - October 22, 2013
The Academic Senate at Saddleback College is recommending a campuswide
smoking ban to protect students and employees from health hazards
posed by ...
smoking ban under consideration
The Collegian- October 22, 2013
Students, faculty and staff who look for designated smoking areas on
campus may soon find only smoke-free areas with pamphlets to help promote
CURBS ARE CONSIDERED IN VISTA
U-T San Diego - October 22, 2013
Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or similar
smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but
it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans
including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations including
prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...
e-cigs be treated like regular cigarettes?
U-T San Diego - October 21, 2013
Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or similar
smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but
it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans
including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations including
prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...
City Council to consider new regulations for e-cigarettes ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 21, 2013
Electronic cigarettes are on their way to being regulated the same ...
regulate e-cigarette use the same as tobacco products at its meeting
Cigarette Store RAD Vapor Brings Smoking Alternative to ...
Patch.com - October 18, 2013
Electronic cigarettes offer an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Their products mimic the experience of smoking, though what one inhales
is actually ...
Department Ups Enforcement on Tobacco Sales to Minors ...
Monterey County Weekly - October 17, 2013
Health Department Ups Enforcement on Tobacco Sales to Minors, Urges
Cities ... two begins: Teenagers will go into stores undercover and
try to buy cigarettes.
Marin Voice: A smoke-free Graton casino could be an advantage for the
Marin Independent Journal - October 17, 2013
The majority of potential North Bay patrons are nonsmokers ... A smoke-free
gaming policy will increase the health of tribal community members,
increase the number of people spending money in tribal enterprises,
and benefit the community as a whole.
Campus to Host
Several Tobacco-free Events During November
UC Riverside - October 16, 2013
Campus to Host Several Tobacco-free Events During November. Highlights
include Clear Air Expo on Nov. 6th and Great American Smokeout Mock
Funeral on ...
City Council places moratoriums on e-cigarettes and tattoos
Pasadena (CA) Star-News - October 16, 2013
On a 3-1 vote, the council also passed the first reading of an ordinance
that would place vape in the same category as old-school
tobacco, meaning the city may eventually restrict smoking in public
places, restaurants and parks. The people who want t
a right or an annoyance?
USD Vista - October 15, 2013
USD allows smoking on its campus, despite the recent ban by the University
of ... should this campus follow the UC system in banning smoking on
smoking ban considered; favored by Academic Senate
Lariat Saddleback College - October 15, 2013
In the policy, cigars, cigarettes and pipes would be banned from campus,
along ... by the recent smoking ban that took effect at California State
University, Fullerton, ... Iowa is the only state to have passed legislation
banning smoking on both ...
Cigarettes and life
Napa Valley (CA) Register - October 13, 2013
I was the executive director of the Napa Chamber of Commerce in 1991
when the chamber board voted in favor of a proposed city ordinance banning
smoking in businesses that served food.
Campuses To Become Smoke, Tobacco-Free as of January 2014
Daily Nexus - October 15, 2013
UCSB is currently making the shift to going totally smoke-and-tobacco-free,
as all universities in the 10-campus UC system will be officially designated
Cigarillos Could Be Banned From Castro Valley, San ...
Patch.com - October 14, 2013
Little cigars with fruity or chocolate flavors, also known as flavored
cigarillos, could be ... But they are still smoking tobacco because
of the tobacco leaf in the ...
County considers banning flavored cigarillos
Contra Costa Times - October 12, 2013
ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Flavored cigarillos, little cigars with the taste
of fruit or ... "People were really surprised at all the types
of tobacco products that are now ...
City Council Approves Public Smoking Ban; Receives ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal - October 10, 2013
Specifically the ordinance bans smoking within 25 feet of enclosed areas
that ... Exempted from the smoking ban are the Coronado Municipal Golf
Course and ...
of Walnut Creek groundbreaking secondhand smoke law takes effect Oct.
San Jose Mercury News - October 9, 2013
Walnut Creek is about to be largely smoke-free, even though smokers
and others continue to rail against the new secondhand smoke ordinance.
"It's not OK with the residents of Rossmoor," said Debra Freeman
a resident of the gated community at a City Council meeting last week.
She said she and her neighbors had no idea that this law was even proposed.
"We see this as a violation of our constitutional rights and freedom
and liberty." The City Council passed the strict secondhand-smoking
ordinance in September, after months of public hearings and meetings
on the issue. The council had a final reading of that law last week.
It bans smoking in all multiunit residences, all of downtown, all recreational
areas and all commercially zoned properties, and in all public places.
The council made an exemption, however, that does not require public
or private golf courses to be smoke-free. And it doesn't outlaw smoke
from medical marijuana. ...
City Council looks to restrict use, sale of e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 9, 2013
In response to the growing use of electronic cigarettes and their health
impacts, the City Council may regulate their use as they do tobacco
products and may create new zoning laws for where they can be sold.
proposes non-smoking ordinance for apartment buildings
Contra Costa Times - October 9, 2013
OAKLEY -- The city presented a proposed no-smoking ordinance Tuesday
that, although it would affect most Oakley apartment buildings, is aimed
at one high-rise complex in particular.
rising: New trend gives students an alternative to smoking
Diablo Valley College Inquirer - October 8, 2013
In order to afford his new health insurance plan, DVC student Josh Yotter
needed to quit smoking cigarettesor at least find a healthier alternative.
To battle his four year smoking habit he first tried rolling tobacco,
then chewing tobacco, and just as he slapped on his first Nicoderm CQ
patch, he discovered Blu e-cigarettes.
Council Approves Smoking Ban
Patch.com - October 3, 2013
The Coronado City Council voted, 3-2, Tuesday to ban smoking in all
public spaces in ... Del Mar and El Cajon, in the county in banning
smoking in public places. ... The ordinance also bans smoking on all
outdoors public events, regardless of ...
North Bay Casino to Open Nov. 5
Graton Casino in Rohnert Park will be 340,000 square feet
Patch.com - October 3, 2013
The casino and resort is managed by Station Casinos of Las Vegas. ...
tables for blackjack, baccarat and poker and an 18-table non-smoking
Boots Smoke Out of Multi-Unit Housing
Berkeley Daily Planet - October 2, 2013
The Berkeley City Council mustered five votes to protect tenants in
multi-unit housing from their neighbors secondhand smoke at the October
1, 2013 city council meeting. The ordinance would go into effect in
City Council votes to amend proposed smoking ban
Daily Californian - October 2, 2013
The policies would have added nonsmoking clauses to leases and allowed
... Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans for Nonsmokers'
Gives Final Approval To Anti-Smoking Ordinance
Patch.com - October 2, 2013
The new law bans smoking throughout downtown as well as in apartments,
condominiums, all public places and within 25 feet of doors and windows.
The initial ...
cracks down on parties
New restrictions placed on events Woman's Club hosts to fund philanthropy
U-T San Diego - October 2, 2013
Residents living near the Carlsbad Womans Club will be getting a bit
more peace and quiet after the city cracked down Wednesday on rowdy
parties at the clubs Monroe Street headquarters. So the Carlsbad Planning
Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a much stricter operating
permit for the club. The commission also decided to ban smoking on club
property, require the club to hire a security guard for each event and
establish a complaint hotline.
votes to ban smoking on nearly all public property
10News - October 2, 2013
If you are looking to light up in the city of Coronado, think again.
There are only a few places left in the city where that will be allowed.
The city of Coronado has voted to ban smoking on nearly all public property.
Coast Report - October 2, 2013
Cigarettes are an increasingly controversial subject and it seems as
though whether you are a smoker or a non-smoker, you are stepping on
someones toes. BP 3550 deals with the Drug and Smoke-Free Environment
and Drug Prevention Program. This policy, in the past, has underlined
a completely alcohol and drug free campus. However, it is now revised
to also restrict the use of any tobacco product on campus, including
but not limited to: cigarettes, pipes, cigars or smokeless/chewing tobacco.
BP 3550 states a handful of reasons for this new potential ban, like
the dangers of second-hand smoke or maintaining an educational and healthy
environment. If this policy goes into effect, information about smoking-cessation
programs would be provided to students as needed.
may become smoke free
Coast Report - October 2, 2013
A change in Coast Community College District board policy may have Orange
Coast College students looking for off-campus places for their smoke
as a smoker at APU
The Clause - October 1, 2013
Contrary to the presumption that with a non-smoking campus comes non-smoking
students, APU houses a smoking culture that is unseen to many. This
is largely due to the negative connotation that smoking has throughout
campus. Some students agree that APU should continue being a non-smoking
campus due to the health risks and discomfort level of other students.
ordinance could ban secondhand smoke in Coronado
KFMB - October 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new proposed ordinance could clear the air in
Coronado. The city council is meeting Tuesday to consider a secondhand
smoke ordinance. It seeks to eliminate smoking on almost all public
Approval Of Smoking Ban Scheduled For Tuesday Evening
Walnut Creek (CA) Patch - October 1, 2013
The Walnut Creek City Council is scheduled to give final approval to
a anti-smoking ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday night. The new law
will ban smoking throughout downtown as well as in apartments, condominiums,
public places and within 25 feet of doors and windows.
Week Ahead: Smoking Ordinance, Broadway Gala, Mount ...
Patch.com - September 30, 2013
On Tuesday evening, the Walnut Creek City Council will holds its regularly
On the agenda is the second reading of an ordinance to furthur restrict
smoking in public areas and the release of the results from a community
survey to determine the public's opinion on city services and finances...
should not ban sales of e-cigarettes
Daily Trojan Online - September 29, 2013
E-cigarettes serve as a great option for smokers looking to kick the
habit and do less harm to the environment. The Food and Drug Administration
should not ban ...
"Substantial" Rock That Could Shipwreck Smokefree Housing
Berkeley Daily Planet - September 27, 2013
Rent Board Attorney Matt Brown's passionate I got nothing
statement to the Open Government Commission last week confirmed publicly
that the Rent Board ...
in the Park, Ignoring City Ordinance - Around Town
Patch.org - September 27, 2013
It's not clear whether people are forbidden to smoke within 20 feet
of a public space such as the South Pasadena Public Library and Community
Center park. What seems clear is that smoking is not allowed in the
parkand certainly not within 20 feet of a ...
College Academic Senate votes in approval of district ...
Lariat Saddleback College - September 27, 2013
Saddleback College Academic Senate votes in approval of district-wide
smoking ban ... use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco will
also be banned.
Non-Smoker Supports the Right to Light Up
Daily Nexus - September 26, 2013
Instead of full-out banning cigarettes, the university should consider
having clearly defined areas of campus where smoking is allowed, little
corners of the outdoors where the smoke wont impede other passersby.
In some countries like Japan, there...
Good e-cigs are powerful anti-smoking tool
Coastline Pilot - September 26, 2013
I am a Laguna Beach resident and the owner of E-Cig City in Laguna Beach.
I have read David Hansen's column for years and was in complete shock
when I ...
Beat: Smoking ban and financial report
Daily Aztec - September 26, 2013
San Diego State will be implementing a new campus-wide smoking ban after
getting the green light from university President Elliot Hirshman. The
smoking ban ...
unhappy about ramifications of CSUF smoking ban
The Daily Titan - September 26, 2013
Rob Delisle said he began smoking ten years ago. He said it started
as a social thing that he would only do at parties. Now, however, Delisle
said when he can't ...
issue at BC not forgotten as new semester underway
Renegade Rip - September 26, 2013
Initially intended to go into effect this semester, Bakersfield College's
smoking ban has been delayed due to administrative conflict between
the Student ...
Hopes to Ban on E Cigarette Sale to Minors' in LA ...
SBWire (press release) - September 25, 2013
Apparently Paul is hopeful that electronic cigarette sale to minors
and ... e cig in a way that the sale of vapor cigarettes to minors can
be restricted and controlled. ... to e cig to go back to tobacco a move
which is likely not good for public health.
Beach extends ban on e-cigarette sales
OCRegister (subscription) - September 25, 2013
Seal Beach extends ban on e-cigarette sales. Devices can't be ... Electronic
cigarettes look much like traditional ones but do not burn tobacco.
Instead, they're ...
Cruz council finalizes downtown display, smoking restrictions
Santa Cruz Sentinel - September 24, 2013
Santa Cruz council finalizes downtown display, smoking restrictions
... Tuesday finalized new rules restricting artists, musicians, petitioners
and smokers downtown, ... of making a decision to restrict something
that is quite precious," she said.
Creek passes toughest secondhand smoking law in the Contra Costa County
Contra Costa Times - September 19, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- Finding a place to smoke in this city is about to get
a whole lot tougher.
By February, those who live in apartments, condos and townhomes will
no longer be allowed to smoke tobacco inside or outside of their homes.
And there will be no place to smoke downtown by Christmas. The City
Council passed a strict secondhand-smoking ordinance Tuesday night that
bans smoking in all multiunit residences, all of downtown, all recreational
areas and all commercially zoned properties where there are outdoor
dining areas or outdoor service areas, anyplace within 25 feet of entryways
and operable windows, and in all public places. The council made an
exemption, however, that does not require public or private golf courses
to be smoke-free. And it doesn't outlaw smoke from medical marijuana.
council snuffs out e-cigarettes after further discussion
Vallejo Times-Herald - September 19, 2013
BENICIA -- Following more discussion about the health and safety of
e-cigarettes, the City Council on Tuesday upheld adding the unregulated
products to the city's anti-smoking ordinance. By a 3-2 vote, the council
amended the municipal code to prohibit the use of electronic cigarette
vaporizers in indoor public places, including stores, hotels, offices
and most restaurants. The ordinance does not ban the use of e-cigarettes
cessation workshops held at CSUF or Students try to kick ...
The Daily Titan - September 19, 2013
With the smoking ban recently put into effect, Cal State Fullerton has
expanded its programs to include workshops to help smokers quit. The
first two workshops ...
React to New Smoking Ban
El Vaquero - September 18, 2013
Students React to New Smoking Ban ... Smoking was officially banned
on campus earlier this year in April, much to the disdain of smokers,
a GCC press release ...
Creek Set To Ban Smoking At Outdoor Public Places
CBS Local - September 18, 2013
WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) - Walnut Creek city leaders have taken the first
official step toward a ban on smoking in most of the city's downtown
and in and ...
policy should remain the same
PCC Courier - September 13, 2013
Recently The Board of Trustees approved a proposal by the Health and
Safety Committee that will make Pasadena City College smoke-free beginning
OKs 1st Amendment complaint against Najarian
Glendale News Press - September 12, 2013
A federal judge this week green-lighted an anti-smoking advocate's latest
1st Amendment complaint against Councilman Ara Najarian, whom the advocate
claims got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center because
he spoke out against Najarian's proposal to loosen smoking rules at
restaurants. Although the city, representing Najarian, had asked U.S.
District Court Judge Dolly Gee to throw out the complaint, in an order
published Tuesday she denied the city's request due to new facts outlined
by Steven Gallegos, the anti-smoking advocate.
UCSD is second UC school to prohibit all tobacco, even outdoors
Utsandiego.com - September 12, 2013
A strict new policy at UC San Diego bans tobacco use everywhere on
campus - even outdoors. That means smoking is prohibited on the university's
more than 2,100 acres, and Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, a smoker, won't
be allowed to light up at his soon-to-be official residence - a blufftop
mansion in La Jolla that's undergoing renovations.
The UC ban
is welcomed by anti-smoking advocates, who said many college students
are already accustomed to smoking restrictions at bars and restaurants,
in parks and on airplanes. "Many of our youths are growing up in
smoke-free cities and states. Now they are going to campuses that are
smoke-free," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights. "This is one of the ways to provide a healthy
campus for the employees who work there as well as the students who
are learning there."
Councilman Hopes to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Patch.com - September 12, 2013
The number of high school students who said they used e-cigarettes ...
In August, Seal Beach's City Council set a 45-day moratorium on e- cigarette
sales in new ...
My turn: No Ifs, Ands or Butts
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - September 11, 2013
So, why do they think nothing about dropping a cigarette butt and grinding
it out with their shoe and leaving it on the ground? Studies have been
done on this by environmental groups as well as tobacco companies. Some
of the findings: Because cigarette
City Council discusses smoking ban
Colusa County Sun Herald - September 11, 2013
The issue of enforcement was the only question raised in regards to
a ban on smoking in city parks discussed at the Colusa City Council
meeting on Sept. 3.
Cruz Further Bans Smoking and Cuts Spaces for Street Vendors
Patch.com - September 11, 2013
The Santa Cruz City Council Tuesday banned smoking along downtown side
streets ... The council unanimously banned smoking on side streets one
block from ...
Council to Consider Cutting More Smoking Downtown and ...
Patch.com - September 10, 2013
Smoking was banned on Pacific Avenue in 2009 and now businesses on the
side ... "Further, there are no restrictions if vendors sell art
by holding it in their ...
Cruz to consider extending downtown smoking ban
Santa Cruz Sentinel - September 8, 2013
The Santa Cruz City Council will vote Tuesday on extending a downtown
smoking ban to streets perpendicular to Pacific Avenue.
State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement ...
Daily Sundial - September 5, 2013
Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free
policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco
products. This may be a path CSUN could soon take. About 1,182 schools
nationwide have applied smoking bans. Of those schools, 800 have banned
all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, according to the Americans
for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR), the leading national lobbying organization
for nonsmokers rights.
to become smoke free
PCC Courier - September 4, 2013
The Board of Trustees has approved a proposal by the Health and Safety
Committee that will make the campus smoke free beginning on January
1 of next year. Buzcko says among the things now banned are cigarettes,
cigars, pipes, bongs, and smokeless devices like the electronic cigarette;
chewing tobacco, however, is still permitted on campus.
Beach Council Says "NO" to Banning E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 5, 2013
Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2013 -- On Tuesday August 6th,
Laguna Beach City Council voted no to banning electronic cigarettes.
Like many other ...
System Bans Smoke, Tobacco From Campuses
NBC 7 San Diego - September 1, 2013
Up until now, smoking was allowed on the UCSD campus in certain areas
and under certain restrictions. The new ban also extends to properties
owned and ...
Updated: 1 day ago
10News - September 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO - Starting Sunday, those at UC San Diego who wish to smoke
will have to go off-campus as a smoke- and tobacco-free policy went
into effect in all campus areas.
sought on Burbank's smoking rules
Council seeks stronger regulation of secondhand smoke near residential
Glendale News Press - August 30, 2013
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft
stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking
areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints
by neighboring residents.
outdoor smoking ban begins Thursday in La Canada Flintridge
Pasadena Star-News - August 30, 2013
A new ordinance banning smoking in outdoor public areas of La Canada
Flintridge ... city governments already have banned smoking at outdoor
ordinance splits council
Patterson Irrigator - August 28, 2013
An ordinance that would ban smoking and chewing tobacco in public parks
and recreation areas throughout the city passed its first test 3-1,
Tuesday Aug. 20 at the regular City Council meeting in the City Council
Chambers at 1 Plaza, Patterson, but not without a healthy debate on
the subject. Councilwoman Deborah Novelli was absent. Councilwoman Sheree
Lustgarten was the lone dissenter. The ordinance will be back before
the council for a second and final vote Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Beach Approves Moratorium on E-Cigarette Vendors
KTLA - August 27, 2013
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) The Seal Beach City Council on Monday unanimously
approved a 45-day ban on e-cigarette vendors.
Beach considers restricting e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - August 26, 2013
Fearing a proliferation of electronic cigarettes, Seal Beach is on the
brink of being one of the first cities to place restrictions on the
smoking devices. The City ...
State Fullerton becomes the CSU systems first smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 26, 2013
Ashtrays and designated smoking areas have been replaced with no smoking
signs as Cal State Fullerton became the first 100 percent smoke-free
campus in ...
underway to raise California's cigarette tax
KGET 17 (Bakersfield, CA) August 24, 2013
SACRAMENTO - Health groups and some lawmakers are pushing to raise California's
cigarette tax to help boost Medi-cal revenue and reduce teen smoking.
OKs public ban on e-cigarettes
Vallejo Times-Herald - August 23, 2013
With little public discussion, a split City Council this week has approved
adding smokeless electronic cigarettes to the city's anti-smoking ordinance.
The amended law, which will require a second council vote before taking
effect, would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places,
including retail stores, hotels and motels, pharmacies, banks, offices
and most restaurants. The ordinance does not address whether such products
may be used in bars, and currently there are no state or federal restrictions
on the use of e-cigarettes in public places.
research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise
Simi Valley Acorn - August 23, 2013
More research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise. To date, secondhand
cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places. Those who don't
Beach balances the side effects of its smoking ban
Beach Reporter - August 22, 2013
Its been nearly 18 months since the Hermosa Beach City Councils ban
on smoking in public places took place, and city officials admit there
have been a few unintended side effects and consequences to work through.
Initially residents and businesses complained of increased cigarette
butt litter along the perimeter of the ban while others said that enforcement
had been too haphazard to make a difference. The latest side effect
to address has been the impact of about a dozen cigarette butt disposals
installed in the downtown area. The disposals were a donation from the
Surfrider Foundation, meant to keep the butts off the street. Though
the ban took effect on March 1, 2012, the ashtrays were not installed
until June 2013, so its been a process to get smokers to adapt and ensure
smoke was not unintentionally concentrated near businesses. The placement
of the disposals brought on some business complaints as smokers congregated
around disposals. However, City Manager Tom Bakaly said he and the public
works department are trying to be responsive to residents and businesses
affected and work together to find the best solution.
legislation goes adrift
Law that would have regulated smokeless devices put off until 2014
Thousand Oaks Acorn - August 22, 2013
Electronic cigarette users are breathing a sigh of relief this week
after a proposed state law that would regulate the smokeless devices
the same as tobacco cigarettes was tabled until 2014. Senate Bill 648
seeks to define e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and ban vaping in
places where smoking is prohibited by state law. It passed the state
Senate in May. But last week, the California Assembly Committee on Government
Organization postponed its Aug. 14 hearing on SB 648 after Senate Majority
Leader Ellen Corbett (D-Fremont), the bills author, decided it needed
e-cigarettes just a pipe dream?
Agoura Hills Acorn - August 22, 2013
To date, secondhand cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places.
Those who don't smoke are glad to be rid of the noxious fumes. Those
who do ...
Cerrito ponders stricter smoking regulations
Contra Costa Times - August 21, 2013
EL CERRITO -- The city is exploring the idea of matching Contra Costa
County and other East Bay communities in enacting an ordinance regulating
smoking in multifamily housing and outdoor areas.
Parks May Become Smoke-Free
Capital Public Radio News - August 19, 2013
Public parks in Manteca might soon be off limits to smokers, as the
Manteca City Council will consider a smoking ban at its Tuesday night
Considers Banning Smoking At Its 60 Parks
CBS Local - August 18, 2013
Even though state law bans smoking within 25 feet of playground equipment,
we spotted ... The city council is expected to decide on the ban next
Laguna Beach council uses common sense, refuses to ban e-cigarettes
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
- August 9, 2013
As noted by Councilman Steven Dicterow, "I am not convinced that
e-cigarettes are dangerous." It is rare these days to see such
a reasonable and cautious approach to e-cigarette regulation, especially
in California, where several communities have
Headed For a Smoking Ban
LA Weekly (blog)-by Dennis Romero - August 9, 2013
E-cigarettes, of course, are popular in restaurants, clubs and bars
because, ... SB 648 limits the use of e-cigarettes as they pose unknown
health risks in a public ...
Groups Working to Defeat CA. Vaporizer Ban
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - August 9, 2013
California NORML and other medical marijuana advocacy groups are working
to defeat a California bill that would ban vaporizer use throughout
much of the state.
Considering Legislation To Restrict Use Of Vaporizers
THE Weed Blog (blog) - August 8, 2013
The California legislature is considering a bill that would ban the
use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where
tobacco smoking is banned (SB 648 Sen. Corbett).
ordinance training workshop
Marinscope Community Newspapers - August 7, 2013
A training workshop for landlords and property managers on how to enforce
the citys new smoking ordinance will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14. The
new ordinance prohibits smoking in all duplex and multi-family residential
units that share a common wall in San Rafael.
Beach nixes regulations on e-cigarettes
OCRegister (subscription) August 7, 2013
For the time being, it's OK to "vape" in Laguna Beach. The
City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday night not to include electronic cigarettes
in the city's smoking regulations.
won't ban e-cigarettes
Coastline Pilot - August 7, 2013
The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes.
City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's
ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants
or weeds that are smoked. The proposed amendment is consistent with
the council's long-standing desire to protect the public from secondhand
smoke and to discourage the unhealthy habit of smoking, according to
Pietig's summary. "The secondhand vapor from an e-cig is no more
harmful than the water vapor rising out of a cup of coffee," said
Laguna Beach resident Peter French, regional vice president of Life
LLC. "We sell health and wellness products. One of those products
happens to be the electronic cigarette."
now tobacco free
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - August 5, 2013
As of Monday, Santa Barbara Community College is a tobacco-free and
smoke free campus. For the past nine years, the campus had designated
smoking areas ...
Ordinance Lacks Enforcement
Alameda Sun - August 2, 2013
Alameda may be home to some of the toughest no-smoking rules in the
country, but some are saying that the rules which are supposed to protect
the public from secondhand smoke are failing to safeguard the public's
health as intended because they aren't being enforced.
Rent Board is Only Opposition to State Law Protecting Tenants from Secondhand
Berkeley Daily Planet - August 1, 2013
Im sending [the editor, by U.S. Mail] the last page of the analysis
of SB 332 because it illustrates that there was no opposition to protecting
tenants from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. Except from Berkeleys
Rent Stabilization Board.
Rivera council advances e-cigarette ban
Whittier Daily News - August 1, 2013
PICO RIVERA - Electronic cigarettes may soon join their tobacco kin
on the not-welcome list in the city's public places. The City Council
has approved the first ...
No Smoking at School
MyFox Los Angeles - August 1, 2013
A new ban on smoking at Cal State Fullerton makes the school the first
in the Cal State system to prohibit lighting up.
Pollution: Is It Too Dangerous To Deal With?
Huffington Post - August 1, 2013
As in many rural counties in California, marijuana farms are becoming
more and more plentiful. They proliferate in the high Sierra, where
armed Mexican cartel operatives clear wilderness areas, divert creeks
and poison wildlife. Other smaller gardens are planted by people operating
as collectives by pooling dozens of permits under the state's medical
marijuana laws, though many of those are traffickers attempting to skirt
the law. State law allows a person with a medical permit to grow roughly
a dozen plants. Butte County Supervisor Chairman Bill Connelly frustrated
that even photos of illegally scraped and terraced hillsides in sensitive
watersheds didn't convince the water quality board to act accused the
board of not applying the law equally.
and more smokers turning to e-cigs
Moorpark Acorn - July 26, 2013
Sandra Tovar, community services coordinator for the tobacco policy
unit at the Ventura County Health Care Agency, asserts that e-cigarettes
pose a serious ...
smoking ban taking hold
Moorpark Acorn - July 26, 2013
Simi Valley Hospital officials said theyve received positive feedback
on the July 1 total ban on smoking at the facility.
technology is ahead of the laws
Coastline Pilot - July 25, 2013
Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose
to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in
the absence of rules governing use of the devices. Some restaurant managers
see customers "vaping," a term connected with the e-cigarettes,
which vaporize a liquid solution of propylene glycol and/or vegetable
glycerin that contains nicotine and flavorings. "Is it legal or
illegal? No one knows," said Fouad Ziady, general manager of Las
Brisas restaurant, which overlooks the ocean. "We don't have a
problem [with customers using e-cigarettes], but there's a no-smoking
ordinance in the city." Laguna Beach does not have any laws pertaining
to e-cigarette use, according to John Montgomery, the city's community
development director. But e-cigarette regulation could be on the way
if state legislators adopt a bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader
Ellen Corbett (D-East Bay).
tells smokers to not light up in downtown
WDAM-TV - July 20, 2013
ARCATA, CA (KIEM/CNN) - People were still smoking downtown today, despite
the new ordinance in effect that bans it.
E-Cigarette Bill Would Restrict Use of Medical Marijuana Vaporizers
The Daily Chronic - July 20, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA The California Assembly is considering a bill that would
ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas
where tobacco smoking is banned.
smoking ban taking hold
Simi Valley Acorn - July 19, 2013
Simi Valley Hospital officials said theyve received positive feedback
on the July 1 total ban on smoking at the facility. The ban, which the
hospital calls Compassionate Air, requires staff as well as patients
to refrain from smoking on all hospital property, including outdoor
areas. The only designated smoking area for employees before the ban
were in the hospital parking lots. The indoor ban now also includes
Do You Think of Proposed Smoking Restrictions in La Cañada?
Patch.com - July 19, 2013
As the La Cañada Flintridge City Council waits for the Aug. 5
meeting that could determine whether proposed smoking restrictions will
be passed, residents have ...
Set For Smoking Ban In Most Parts Of Coronado
KPBS - July 18, 2013
Smoking in outdoor patio areas at restaurants may have been the biggest
issue of contention at the meeting Tuesday. A lack of public places
to smoke may force people into alleys if designated smoking areas are
not established, city staff said.
City considering zoning restrictions for e-cig shops
Pasadena Star-News - July 17, 2013
TEMPLE CITY - City staff Tuesday urged the City Council to pass an ordinance
that would place zoning restrictions on smoke and e-cigarette shops.
Set for Smoking Ban in Coronado
Patch.com - July 17, 2013
In response to complaints first shared with the city in January, City
Council asked staff Tuesday to begin drafting a change to city law that
bans smoking including ...
Rules on Smoking
Lamorindaweekly - July 17, 2013
Some items on the menu, like banning smoking at outdoor dining establishments,
were an easy "yes" vote. Ditto the new rule that creates a
buffer zone for ...
Meeting on Smoking Restrictions in La Cañada Postponed
Patch.com - July 17, 2013
According to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, the agenda
for the special meeting was not posted soon enough; under state laws
a city council special ...
new smoking ordinance takes effect this week
Times-Standard - July 15, 2013
Arcata residents may soon no longer see or smell quite as many people
lighting up -- cigarettes, at least -- while shopping or dining downtown.
A new city ordinance that further restricts smoking within city limits
is slated to take effect Friday after the Arcata City Council unanimously
adopted it during a June meeting.
Smoking laws need to be enforced
Glendale (CA) News-Press - July 13, 2013
The Fresh Air Ordinance for the city of Glendale is a joke because I
have been imploring Neighborhood Services to enforce the ordinance against
my violating neighbors for nearly three years. The key is enforcement
since smokers obviously know that the ordinance is all bark and no bite.
Free Coalition gives Campbell an A grade on annual report ...
San Jose Mercury News - July 11, 2013
The report card from the Tobacco Free Coalition of SCC and the county's
public health department grades cities on a 120-point scale: 15 points
for advertising, ...
Outdoor smoking bans: Thanks, we'll keep 'em
Los Angeles Times - July 9, 2013
California has led the way in banning smoking from many parks and beaches.
Cities in all 50 states have followed suit. Was it because of health
concerns? Sure, in part. But I think the bans were mostly about the
fact that it is just plain gross to turn a ...
Council bans alcohol, tobacco use in parks
Tehachapi News - July 9, 2013
Only those with special use permits would be allowed to smoke or drink
in the ... with their 40s, and their tobacco, and urinating on the fence,
versus folks just ...
city tries humor to keep butts out of parks
Bismarck Tribune - July 9, 2013
It's not the kind of sign you usually see at a park: ""Our
deer don't smoke in your backyard. Please don't smoke in theirs."
But the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Glendale hopes such jokes will
do a serious job and keep smokers from trashing local parks and trails.
The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/12yElO8) says 18 humorous signs
were put up in April throughout the Verdugo and San Rafael mountains,
at the Glendale Sports Complex and Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
tired of butts: 'Smokers will be fed to the bears'
Los Angeles Times - July 9, 2013
"Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Our squirrels are
getting cancer," reads one sign on
the north end of the Catalina Verdugo Trail in Glendale. Yes, it's a
real sign installed by the city. ...
Pension board takes heat for tobacco investments
Marin Independent Journal - July 8, 2013
Meanwhile, the county has invested millions in getting its residents
to stop smoking, including restrictions on second-hand smoke. But when
it comes to making ...
Getting Much Harder for Teens to Buy Cigarettes in San ...
SF Weekly (blog) - July 8, 2013
San Francisco is making it harder for angsty rebellious teens to be
angsty rebellious teens. According to the latest report from the city's
Health Department, tobacco sales to minors in San Francisco are down
about 2 percent in as many years.
techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations
Pasadena Star-News - July 7, 2013
Cities across the state are grappling with how to regulate the use and
sale of electronic cigarettes, a relatively new technology that is exploding
Cañada Flintridge considers tightening smoking restrictions
Los Angeles Times - July 6, 2013
Four council members were in favor of tightening the restrictions on
smoking. Councilman Dave Spence was not in attendance. "It's not
restricting an individual's ...
County health officials want to establish smoke-free environment
Visalia Times-Delta - July 6, 2013
The Tulare County Tobacco Awareness and Education Program, the countys
main program against tobacco, was formed in 1989. The program is coordinated
by the Public Health and Tobacco Coalition, which seeks to create healthier
spaces for families and children. Through the program, six apartment
complexes in Visalia and Lindsay have adopted smoke-free policies.
and cigarettes lead litter in Glendale
Glendale (CA) News-Press - July 6, 2013
Although there is a sign that says "No Smoking" on the premises,
these cigarette butts were found within a 50-foot radius on the lawn
next to the parking lot of the Glendale Central Library on Friday, July
5, 2013. Cigarette butts continue to be major ...
Fire Yet in Hookah Tobacconist's Lawsuit
Courthouse News - July 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CN) - A manufacturer of hookah tobacco cannot block certain
e-liquid products that it says infringe on its products, a federal judge
ruled. Starbuzz Tobacco is suing Wisam Namou and Sukrat Namou over e-liquid
products that have labe
smoking-free fair work?
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - July 4, 2013
This year, smoking was restricted to designated areas in the parking
lots. No Smoking signs were posted on the grounds, employees
wore Thanks for Not Smoking buttons, security staff alerted
fairgoers they saw smoking and electronic cigarettes were av
WEIGHS SUCCESS OF BAN ON SMOKING
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - July 4, 2013
...the fairs first year as a nonsmoking event has been well received
by most, but its not without its critics. This year, smoking was
restricted to designated areas in the parking lots. No Smoking
signs were posted on the grounds, employees wore Thanks
Couple sues over exploding e-cigarette battery
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise - July 4, 2013
A Corona couple has sued an electronic cigarette manufacturer, claiming
the rechargeable battery that came with the vaporized smoke product
exploded as they were traveling in their car in the commuter lane of
a freeway, setting the womans dress and the
Brotman: The Downtown Smoking Ban Is Wrong On So Many ...
Arcata Eye - July 5, 2013
I am distressed to learn about the Arcata City's Council decision to
ban smoking in downtown Arcata. Actually, my initial reaction was phone-book-throwing,
College Bans Smoking
Santa Barbara Independent - July 4, 2013
According to an American Lung Association tally, only 10 other colleges
or universities in the state have completely banned smoking on campus.
Not counted is ...
aparments adopt smoke-free policy
Fresno Business Journal - July 1, 2013
Fresnos Sequoia Gardens, Villas Margaritas and Tower Court apartment
complexes have voluntarily adopted a no-smoke policy recommended by
the Fresno County Department of Public Health. Concern is not just based
on smokers, but on the health risk of secondhand smoke. The department
described the apartment managers adopting the policy as public health
champions. Policies that restrict smoking in apartment complexes are
of Coronado Survey: Where do you want to be smokefree?
eCoronado.com (blog) - June 27, 2013
The City of Coronado hopes to get the community's input as it considers
adopting a second-hand smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking
TO MOVE TO TOBACCO-FREE, SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS
Santa Barbara Edhat - June 27, 2013
The Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees voted
on June 27 to change Santa Barbara City College to a tobacco-free, smoke-free
BACKS AWAY FROM BAN ON SMOKING
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - June 27, 2013
The Oceanside City Council on Wednesday dropped its proposed ban on
smoking at sidewalk cafes, a day after Vista rejected a similar ban.
In Oceanside, the council had voted June 5 to craft an ordinance that
would ban smoking at outdoor eateries where ...
NIXED ON SMOKING AT OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS
U-T San Diego - June 26, 2013
Vista A divided Vista City Council on Tuesday rejected a ban
on smoking at ... However, some business owners say smoking bans infringe
on their right to ...
MyMotherLode.com - June 23, 2013
Sonora, CA -- Sonora Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is now a tobacco-free
campus. The beginning of this month, the hospital initiated a new policy
want change in smoking policy
PCC Courier - June 21, 2013
A smoke free campus would ban only cigarettes and other devices that
exude ... of the survey and recommend a 100% Smoke Free campus,
said Jo Buczko, ...
Policing smoking offenders
Each time you observe people smoking where it is prohibited, send an
email to Armine Jimenez at ArJimenez@ci.glendale.ca.us. Include the
name of the business and its address, along with the details of your
observation. This will allow the city to take ac
Need an environmental justice movement on tobacco
Oakland (CA) Tribune - June 20, 2013
Environmental justice is a social movement based on the belief that
everyone, no matter their race, income, gender, religion has the right
to a clean and healthy environment no matter where they live, work,
study, play and pray. The focus is on the fair d
SOON TO BE A SMOKE-FREE ZONE
KIEM - June 20, 2013
On July 19th downtown Arcata will become smoke-free. The city plaza
is already a smoke-free zone, but the surrounding areas around the plaza
will also have ...
Sacramento ban outdoor smoking at bars?
Sacramento News & Review - June 20, 2013
But it wasn't until this past week, when a Sacramento council member
hinted that he was working on an ordinance to ban smoking in some public
spaces, that I ...
Creek council supports smoking ban, to vote in July
Inside Bay Area - June 19, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- The City Council is poised to ban smoking in most areas
in ... the majority of council members said they think smoking should
be banned in ...
HOMEFRONT : Reader questions presidential authority ...
Press-Enterprise - June 19, 2013
Although boards have the legal power to ban smoking in common areas,
that is not the end of the question. The question of can we?
should be followed by ...
Najarian sends city up in smoke
Glendale (CA) News-Press - June 15, 2013
Glendale a smoke-free city? What a joke! Everywhere I look in Glendale
people are smoking. On the street, in front of the market, in their
cars, at the Americana -- everywhere. Don't even get me started on all
the cigarette trash and butts that litter ou
councilman working on patio smoking ban
Sacramento (CA) Bee - June 15, 2013
Steve Hansen, a council member who represents Sacramento's downtown
and midtown neighborhoods, is working with the American Cancer Society
to come up with an ordinance that would ban smoking on patios that extend
into public space. The ordinance, first
to Consider Tougher Smoking Ban Tuesday
Walnut Creek (CA) Patch.com - June 17, 2013
The proposed ordinance would also ban smoking from new apartments and
condos, and ... in line with other nearby cities, which have far tougher
City Councilman Floating Outdoor Smoking Ban
CBS Local - June 13, 2013
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A Sacramento City Councilman is considering
an ordinance to make smoking illegal in outdoor public areas. While
it's not against ...
crackdowns target e-cigarettes, despite their lack of ...
San Francisco Bay Guardian - June 12, 2013
San Francisco officials are attempting to ban the public use of e-cigarettes
under the same laws that restrict smoking cigarettes, which are banned
in most public places ... San Francisco's continually expanding smoke-free
ordinance bans cigarette ... In 1998, the public smoking ban elevated
to the state level, specifically ...
POSTPONES SMOKING BAN VOTE
U-T San Diego - June 11, 2013
Vista A growing campaign to ban smoking at outdoor eateries is
pitting public ... Some business owners say the smoking bans infringe
on their right to offer ...
cities look to ban smoking at outdoor eateries
U-T San Diego - June 12, 2013
VISTA A growing campaign to ban smoking at outdoor eateries is
pitting public ... Some business owners say the smoking bans infringe
on their right to offer ...
DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION GETS APPROVAL TO ...
RealEstateRama (press release) - June 12, 2013
SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION GETS APPROVAL TO ADOPT A SMOKE-FREE POLICY
FOR ITS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES FROM THE SAN DIEGO ...
anti-tobacco advocates urge FDA to ban menthol in ...
San Francisco Bay View-Jun 9, 2013
California anti-tobacco advocates urge FDA to ban menthol in cigarettes
as part ... It's shameful for our government to ban all cigarette flavorings,
while it has yet ...
Daily Californian - June 10, 2013
At its May 28 meeting, Berkeley City Council discussed a smoke-free
ordinance that could become an infringement on residents rights. The
council must tread carefully in the future if it chooses to follow through
on it. The proposed ordinance, which would ban tobacco smoking in leased
multiunit housing such as apartments, fraternities, single occupancy
hotel rooms and senior living facilities aims to protect Berkeley residents
from exposure to secondhand smoke. The ordinance has an important goal
but brings up some serious concerns. For one thing, the council must
recognize that there is a difference between student multiunit housing,
like cooperatives and fraternities, and regular apartment buildings.
In communal living situations like student cooperatives, residents enter
with the understanding that they could be exposed to secondhand smoke
or that by living in a communal space, they might have to relinquish
their right to smoke.
of Oceanside mulls ban on smoking near outdoor restaurants, cafes
10News - June 6, 2013
Another city in San Diego County could soon be banning smoking at outdoor
restaurants. The Oceanside City Council is set to vote Wednesday on
whether to make it illegal to light up within 25 feet of any sidewalk
cafe or restaurant patio. At Mary's Family Restaurant on North Coast
Highway, the fear is a ban would hurt ... Oceanside already bans smoking
in public places including City Hall, parks ...
on smoking at outdoor eateries splits council
U-T San Diego - June 5, 2013
The council was divided over an original version of the ordinance that
would have banned smoking at any outdoor restaurant patio or sidewalk
cafe and within ...
rules to change in Glendale
Glendale News Press - June 5, 2013
The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to give final approval
to an ordinance that will increase the distance between smoking and
non-smoking sections in outdoor dining patios from 10 to 15 feet. Just
last week, the council banned smoking in all new apartment buildings
and created a rule that would allow private citizens to sue smokers
they catch violating the city's rules. Smoking is already restricted
in common areas and patios of multi-unit buildings, within certain distances
of public facilities and in other spaces. In October, the council loosened
the restrictions, allowing restaurants with larger patios to increase
their smoking zones a change that was supported by businesses that offer
hookah. Smokers can now sit in 25% of outdoor dining areas that are
less than 2,000 square feet, 50% of spaces between 2,000 and 5,000 square
feet and 66% of any larger open-air dining spots. Before the switch,
smokers could only sit in 25% of any outdoor dining space.
BAN WEIGHED FOR OUTDOOR EATERIES
U-T San Diego - June 5, 2013
Oceanside Oceanside could soon join a growing list of San Diego County
cities that have banned smoking at outdoor eating areas. The Oceanside
City Council is set to vote today on an ordinance that would prohibit
anyone from lighting up within 25 feet of any restaurant patio or sidewalk
cafe. A public hearing on the item starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 300
N. Coast Highway.
implements a smoke-free policy
Times-Standard - June 2, 2013
KLAMATH -- The Resighini Rancheria, located just south of Klamath, has
passed a Tobacco Free policy that prohibits smoking in all areas of
the work place, tribal/community events, and playgrounds. United Indian
Health Services' Native Tobacco Project lauded Resighini for passing
this smoke-free policy.
Alto's park smoking ban could be modified
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News - May 30, 2013
Palo Alto's smoking ban in parks may be modified to allow so-called
"smoking havens" in some areas. The Parks and Recreation Commission
is recommending allowing designated smoking areas in three of the city's
largest parks: Rinconada, Mitchell and Greer,
Council considers law prohibiting smoking in all Berkeley apartments
Daily Californian (UC Berkeley) - May 30, 2013
The ordinance, drafted with input from the citys Rent Stabilization
Board and Community Health Commission, would change the Berkeley Municipal
Code by banning smoking tobacco in leased multiunit housing, which includes
apartments, fraternities and senior ...
Free, The Way It Should Be
Laguna Beach Independent - May 29, 2013
The city earned a 'D' grade with its ability to regulate smoke-free
outdoor environments, and received an 'F' grade in smoke-free housing
and how the city ...
Palo Alto parks may get 'smoking havens'
Palo Alto Online-May 29, 2013
Two weeks after the passage of the Palo Alto's landmark law to ban
smoking at all ... such as the putting green or driving range -- might
be considered for bans.
approves new smoking restrictions
Glendale News Press-by Brittany Levine-May 29, 2013
Since 2008, Glendale has implemented a variety of smoking rules as part
of what's known as the Fresh Air Ordinance, restricting
smoking in many public areas, ...
e-cigarettes be treated like the real thing?
89.3 KPCC-May 29, 2013
On Friday, the California State Senate approved a plan to add e-cigarettes
to the state's smoke-free laws, banning them from the workplace, schools,
Senate OKs Bill To Limit E-Cigarette Use ($$)
Law360 - May 28, 2013
Opponents argue that public smoking bans are intended to protect bystanders
from secondhand smoke, but e-cigarettes ... Use of e-cigarettes actually
improves public health, because people have used them to quit smoking,
Smoke-Free Effective Immediately
El Vaquero May 28, 2013
GCC became the 1160th campus in the US to go smoke-free, according to
the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Glendale follows UCLA as
they became smoke ...
Legislatures Oppose E Cigarettes with SB 648 Bill ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- California Legislature
has recently proposed SB 648, a bill to oppose E Cigarettes on behalf
of non smoker's ...
Treatment for Cigarettes?
MyMotherLode.com - May 26, 2013
Sacramento, CA - A new bill would subject electronic cigarettes to the
same state bans ... The bill would treat electronic cigarettes like
any other tobacco product.
Would Treat E-cigarettes Like Other Tobacco
KPBS - May 25, 2013
(AP) -- California would treat electronic cigarettes like any other
tobacco product by restricting where people can use them in public under
a bill approved by the ...
Alhambra Community Meeting on 5/30/13, 3:30pm
Alhambra Source - May 24, 2013
Now that smoking is no longer allowed inside workplaces, restaurants
and bars, how do we protect our health and the health of our family
members from the harmful health effects associated with breathing tobacco
smoke in outdoor settings? Recent public opinion survey data of more
than 500 Alhambra residents revealed that 94.2% have been exposed to
secondhand smoke in outdoor areas and 98% of all respondents believe
it is harmful to their health.
to Live Tobacco-Free, One Day at a Time
UC Riverside - May 23, 2013
With the entire University of California system going smoke and tobacco
free on January 2, 2014, Slater is one of many UCR staff, students and
faculty who are ...
Prepares to Ramp Up Homeless Services, Consider ...
Monterey County Weekly (blog) - May 23, 2013
Council voted 5-0 to pass on the controversial sit-lie ordinance possibility.
They also voted 4-1 to examine a smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf, and
also in all of downtown.
Air Award For Casino
MyMotherLode.com - May 21, 2013
Tuolumne, CA - Black Oak Casino Resort has received the California
Clean Air Award. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians were presented
the award in recognition of their new smoke-free Hotel.
Beach's Thriving E-Cigarette Businesses Turn Smokers Into Vapers
Long Beach Post - May 20, 2013
The vapers now aren't going to go back to normal cigarettes and
smokers are going to ... cigarettes as a tobacco product and hold them
to the same restrictions.
Stanislaus Might Consider On-Campus Smoking Ban
TurlockCityNews.com - May 18, 2013
As universities at both the University of California and California
State University levels consider banning on-campus smoking, CSU Stanislaus
recently held a vote to gauge student opinion on going smoke-free.
ponders tougher laws against smoking
Contra Costa Times - May 16, 2013
LAFAYETTE -- Smokers will have fewer places to light up in Lafayette
if city leaders adopt new regulations banning smoking in apartments
and other locations -- including throughout downtown. Council members
asked city staff this week to draft an update to Lafayette's smoking
ordinance to prohibit the activity in outdoor dining areas, at public
events and in multifamily housing common areas, including balconies,
carports and exteriors.
moves to ban smoking in new apartments, condos
Los Angeles Times - May 15, 2013
Many wide-sweeping prohibitions have taken effect, but there have also
been tweaks to the rules, making smoking restrictions a recurring topic
of discussion at ...
Banned in Palo Alto City Parks
Palo Alto (CA) Patch.com - May 14, 2013
With an overwhelming majority, the Palo Alto City Council banned smoking
in all city parks Monday night, the Mercury News reports. The 7-1 vote
expanded the city staff original recommendation to approve a ban in
24 parks, all under 5 acres, and not all 38 citywide. Councilman Pat
Burt dissented and Councilwoman Karen Holman was not in attendance.
Alto City Council bans smoking in all parks
San Jose Mercury News - May 14, 2013
Big or small, all of Palo Alto's public parks will soon be smoke-free.
The city council voted 7-1 late Monday night to ban smoking in the city's
38 parks and open spaces. Council Member Pat Burt cast the dissenting
vote and Council Member Karen Holman was absent.
looks to ban restaurant patio smoking
Coast News - May 10, 2013
OCEANSIDE City Council took the first step to ban bar and restaurant
patio smoking by directing the city attorney to draft a no smoking ordinance
on May 1, which will be brought back to council for a final vote. Councilwoman
Esther Sanchez proposed the ordinance because of the health and safety
issues of secondhand smoke. Summer is coming and every single restaurant
in town wants to have the opportunity to have outdoor dining, Sanchez
said. Families do not want to be sitting outside enjoying dinner with
Change needed in Glendale apartment smoking laws
Glendale (CA) News-Press - May 10, 2013
Would the members of the Glendale City Council wake up on May 14 and
recognize the need for a multi-unit residential amendment to Glendale's
Fresh Air Ordinance -- one that will protect the city's nonsmoking apartment/condo
tenants from ...
UCLA instates campus smoking ban
USA Today - May 7, 2013
Last week, UCLA became the first school in the University of system
to instate a smoking ban; UC is looking to make all campuses smoke-free
the air: Hookah lounges, pens and the dangers of secondhand smoke
Southwest Riverside News Network - May 6, 2013
The recent news of some Temecula Middle School students being found
with and selling hookah pens on campus will have many parents asking
just what this new fad is and whether or not its a healthy pastime for
City College may ban smoking
Pasadena Sun-May May 6, 2013
But banning smoking on campus "is just a matter of time, as far
as I'm concerned ... A number of California colleges have instituted
similar bans, and University of ...
BAN: butts into personal choice
The Signal - May 2, 2013
College students, faculty and staff should be provided freedom of choice.
The proposed ban on smoking would allow the governing bodies of the
California Community Colleges (CCC), the California State University
(CSU) and the University of California (UC) to set enforcement standards
for their local campuses [and] impose a fine for a first, second, and
third offense and for each subsequent offence. In an argument made by
the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, under Why are campuses going smoke-free
and/or tobacco-free? the association states as its first point, the
majority of Americans do not smoke (no-smoke.org). The United States
should not accustom laws only to accommodate majorities.
Lawmakers Moving to Regulate E-Cigarettes
San Diego 6 - May 1, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday moved to send SB 648 to the
state senate. The proposed legislation would ban using electronic cigarettes
or e-cigarettes, the same places regular cigarettes are banned. Lawmakers
say its necessary because e-cigarettes have not been proven to be safe.
But those who use them say vaping as its called, is safer and healthier
and has helped them kick the smoking habit.
right to smoke versus right to clean air
The Orion - May 1, 2013
I dislike smoking just as much as the next gal, but I don't think we
should completely ban it from campus. After all, any measure restrictive
toward students' rights ...
Bill Would Ban "E-Cigarettes" Where Tobacco Is Already ...
NBC Southern California - April 30, 2013
California lawmakers are scheduled to consider SB 648 Tuesday which
would ban the increasingly popular "electronic cigarettes"
in the same areas where actual cigarettes are banned. Some 100 e-cigarette
users in Southern California are planning to take a bus to Sacramento
Monday night to testify in front of lawyers about the benefits of "vaping."
"There is nicotine in it, and there are other impurities,"
said Dr. Eknath Deo, an oncologist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
"You do get second-hand or third-hand smoke." The bill is
scheduled for discussion in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
fair promotes smoke-free housing in Vallejo
Vallejo Times-Herald - April 28, 2013
As an effort to encourage smoke-free housing, Fighting Back Partnership
and Marina Vista Apartments organized the complex's first Health Fair
and Kids' Carnival on Saturday. ...
rentals drive continues
U-T San Diego-by Lily Leung - April 26, 2013
Cases like Kays were the focus of a bill that would have banned Californians
from smoking inside their homes. The measure died last week, but long-standing
talks to regulate smoking at multi-family units in the city of San Diego
are still alive. In San Diego, anti-smoking activists have met with
landlords for two years, trying to craft an ordinance that would make
both sides happy.
committee to look at smoking policies
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California) - April 26, 2013
Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday calling
for the formation of a student-run Campus Smoking Policy Committee to
investigate alternatives to the current campus smoking policy. ...
plan eases restrictions on sidewalk cafes
KFMB News 8 - April 24, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A proposal aimed at making it easier for restaurants
in San Diego to open sidewalk cafes was unanimously passed Wednesday
by the City Council's Land Use and Housing Committee. The plan is part
of a series of zoning amendments that were considered by the committee.
Smoking and outdoor music would be banned.
Psychiatric Health Facility To Be Smoke-Free
Santa Barbara Independent - April 24, 2013
Beginning May 1, 2013, the Santa Barbara Psychiatric Health Facility
operated by Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services
will no longer permit smoking on the premises.
at center of legislative debate
San Mateo Daily Journal - April 24, 2013
California lawmakers are working to strengthen the states stringent
smoking regulations by classifying the increasingly popular electronic
cigarette as a tobacco product under the proposed Senate Bill 648. E-cigarettes
are battery operated devices that contain cartridges filled with liquid
nicotine instead of tobacco and create a vapor inhaled by the user.
They are touted as an alternative to cigarettes without the broader
health risks associated with smoke. However, with the increasing use
of e-cigarettes in public, work places and in homes, legislators are
questioning the effects on both users and the general public. State
Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, authored the bill relating to the
restriction of use and advertising of e-cigarettes. SB 648 passed its
first hurdle in the Senate Health Committee Wednesday with a 6-2 vote
in favor. Opponents are concerned by what they call the inaccuracies
of the bills classification of e-cigarettes and its infringement
on personal and privacy rights. SB 648 amends civil, education, government,
health and safety, labor, public utilities and vehicle codes. Smoking
of e-cigarettes would be banned in residential dwellings, school campuses,
public buildings and places of employment, among others. The bill categorizes
e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco leaf products such as cigarettes,
cigars, loose tobacco, snuff and chewing tobacco.
Senate Talks Smoke-Free Campus
Annenberg TV News-April 24, 2013
UCLA recently became a smoke-free campus, and according to UC Health,
... that 54 USC should become a smoke-free campus. - percent of undergraduates
Matt, G.E.; Fortmann, A.L.; Quintana, P.J.E.; Zakarian, J.M.; Romero,
R.A.; Chatfield, D.A.; Hoh, E.; Hovell, M.F., "Towards
smoke-free rental cars: an evaluation of voluntary smoking restrictions
in California," Tobacco Control 22(3): 201-207, May
Introduction Some car rental companies in California and other
states in the USA have established non-smoking policies for their vehicles.
This study examined the effectiveness of these policies in maintaining
smoke-free rental cars.
Methods A stratified random sample of 250 cars (non-smoker,
smoker and unknown designation) was examined in San Diego County, California,
USA. Dust, surfaces and the air of each vehicle cabin were sampled and
analysed for residual tobacco smoke pollutants (also known as thirdhand
smoke (THS)), and each car was inspected for visual and olfactory signs
of tobacco use. Customer service representatives were informally interviewed
about smoking policies.
Findings A majority of putative non-smoker cars had nicotine
in dust, on surfaces, in air and other signs of tobacco use. Independent
of a car's smoking status, older and higher mileage cars had higher
levels of THS pollution in dust and on surfaces (p<0.05), indicating
that pollutants accumulated over time. Compared with smoker cars, non-smoker
cars had lower levels of nicotine on surfaces (p<0.01) and in dust
(p<0.05) and lower levels of nicotine (p<0.05) and 3-ethynylpyridine
(p<0.05) in the air. Non-smoking signage in cars was associated with
lower levels of THS pollutants in dust and air (p<0.05).
Conclusions Existing policies and practices were successful
in lowering THS pollution levels in non-smoker cars compared with smoker
cars. However, policies failed in providing smoke-free rental cars;
THS levels were not as low as those found in private cars of non-smokers
with in-car smoking bans. Major obstacles include inconsistent communication
with customers and the lack of routine monitoring and enforcement strategies.
Strengthening policies and their implementation would allow car rental
companies to reduce costs, better serve their customers and make a constructive
contribution to tobacco control efforts.
Campus Goes Tobacco-Free
Westwood-Century City (CA) Patch.com - April 23, 2013
The UCLA campus is officially a smoke- and tobacco-free zone. Taking
effect Monday, on Earth Day, the policy bans the use of all tobacco
products, along with ...
Tobacco-Free As Of Earth Day 2013
CBS Local - April 22, 2013
Beginning Monday, tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing
tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, will be banned from the school's
Exactly Is The Smoking Ban Downtown?
Concord (CA) Patch.com - April 22, 2013
Concordians and regulars to the Todos Santos Plaza area may be familiar
with the downtown smoking ban, but it can still be confusing as to where
it starts and ...
Chancellor responds to system-wide smoking ban resolution
Daily 49er - April 22, 2013
Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White plans to implement
a system-wide smoking ban, which would prohibit smoking throughout the
23-campus system by the end of 2013. In February, the chancellor responded
to a resolution from the CSU Academic Senate to ban the use and sale
of tobacco products and initiate smoking cessation programs, according
to a letter written by CSU Associate Vice Chancellor Ronald E. Vogel.
White will create a special taskforce that will put together a plan
on how to ban smoking and the sale of tobacco on campuses and report
by the end of this year, according to CSU Spokesman Erik Fallis.
Community College campus goes smoke-free
Valley Sun April 20, 2013
When Glendale Community College students return from spring break on
Monday, they will be greeted with a new warning: It's official, the
campus is going smoke-free. "You'll be joining nearly 1,200 colleges
nationwide and a growing number in the state of California," he
told the trustees after they cast their vote. About 10 community colleges
in California most of them in San Diego County have adopted no-smoking
policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...
Committee Rejects Apartment Smoking Ban
California Healthline - April 19, 2013
On Wednesday, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
voted 5-2 against a bill (AB 746) that would have banned smoking in
apartment buildings and other multi-family housing facilities.
to fine tune new smoking bans: Questions raised about APD's ability
to enforce stricter rules
Times-Standard - April 19, 2013
Creating a smoke-free Arcata continues to be the topic of conversation
as council members pushed the issue into another round of discussions.
During its meeting on Wednesday, the Arcata City Council decided to
drop two of the seven proposed revisions to the city's current smoking
prohibitions -- smoking within private areas in multi-units housing
and options for tobacco-free educational programs. It's getting to the
point where we are trying to get people to stop smoking, which I think
is not our business, Councilman Michael Winkler said. The business we
should be in is to make it so people are not inadvertently exposed to
other people smoking.
prepare to quit or cut back as UCLA goes tobacco-free
UC Los Angeles - April 18, 2013
More than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide have gone smoke
or tobacco-free. Next week, UCLA joins the crowd.
leaders to consider smoking ban in multifamily buildings
San Jose Mercury News - April 18, 2013
Lafayette officials are eyeing changes to the city's municipal code
to address the effects of secondhand smoke in apartment buildings and
other multiple dwelling units. On May 13, the city council will hear
options ranging from a total smoking ban in existing and proposed multifamily
projects to a phased-in program. The new rules will "address and
mitigate the effects of secondhand smoke in multifamily buildings and
other areas," according to a city notice.
could say no to lighting up in public places
Beach Reporter - April 18, 2013
The city is mulling over the expansion of its outdoor smoking ban,
which could ... favor a law banning smoking in services areas (like
bus stops), public parks, ... long a staunch supporter of smoking bans,
said his city's ordinance has been ...
to ban smoking in condos, apartments defeated
San Diego 6 - April 18, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A proposal that sought to ban smoking
in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.
The bill from ...
City Council in talks to expand smoking bans, increase in ...
Times-Standard - April 17, 2013
Revisions to the city's existing prohibitions, include banning smokers
from Seventh to ... Smoking would also be banned at special events and
outdoor areas, including the ... The existing ban on smoking within
20 feet of businesses would be ...
Alert: Bill to bar apartment smoking goes down in flames at ...
Sacramento Bee - April 17, 2013
Legislation to bar millions of Californians from smoking inside their
own homes ... ceilings, floors or ventilation systems with neighboring
units are not subject to ...
Beach Considers Comprehensive Smoking Ban
NBC Southern California - April 15, 2013
Manhattan Beach could soon join a growing list of California cities
that have strictly banned cigarette smoking in public areas. The South
Bay city already bans smoking in parks, beaches and workplaces. But
city officials, citing second-hand smoke health risks and cigarette-butt
litter, have called a town hall meeting Monday night to discuss going
further and forbidding smoking on sidewalks, at all public events and
APARTMENTS AND CONDOS SMOKE-FREE
U-T San Diego - April 13, 2013
Drifting secondhand smoke poses health concerns for even the healthiest
... the ER or stay in the hospital just because someone in an adjacent
unit is smoking.
Francisco youth group targets tobacco retailers
KGO-TV - April 8, 2013
San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to limit the
number of retailers selling tobacco.
A smoking rights group called
Citizen's Freedom Alliance says the attempt to limit permits amounts
to bullying, but the youth group says it's not targeting smokers ...
wishful thinking for giving up smokes, says US critic
New Zealand Herald - April 8, 2013
A hardline opponent of electronic cigarettes fears that rather than
helping people to quit ordinary cigarettes, they may keep them hooked
on a daily dose of tobacco smoke. Professor Stanton Glantz, of the University
of California at San Francisco, will speak in New Zealand next week
at seminars organised by researchers trying to find ways to help the
country become virtually smoke-free within 12 years.
Glantz asserts e-cigarettes, now marketed in his country as "hip,
sexy and modern", as tobacco once was, "are a triumph of wishful
thinking over evidence". "There is no scientific evidence
that electronic cigarettes help people to quit smoking. There's a lot
of people saying they do, but the world is filled with people who think
treatments work when they didn't. "There's a couple of population-based
studies looking at dual use. This is the real problem. Very few people
switch from conventional cigarettes to electronic cigarettes; they keep
using both. "While the people who use electronic cigarettes seem
to smoke fewer conventional cigarettes than the people who don't use
electronic cigarettes, it's not enough difference to matter, particularly
for the heart-disease effects of smoking," said Professor Glantz.
But he added that for lung cancer, the more someone smoked, the greater
the risk. He supports a bill before the California legislature which
would ban vaping within indoor workplaces and many other places.
Measures Will Best Reduce Smoking Rates
The UCSD Guardian Online - April 4, 2013
Bans have never bent behaviors on any significant scale, and they
wont work again next January, when Mark Yudofs UC-wide smoking
ban takes effect. Enforcement at public universities, which are largely
outdoors and span multiple buildings, is either a nightmarish challenge
for police or a non-priority. The final word isnt in yet, but
preliminary data suggest that the national movement to ban smoking at
colleges (774 have done it already) has been ineffective. Although the
number of college campuses that have banned smoking is up a full 4 percent
from last year, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who smoke has increased
by half a percent, according to researchers at the Harvard School of
approves tobacco shop ban
Santa Ynez Valley News - April 4, 2013
To permanently ban cigarette, tobacco and head shops within
the city limits, the Buellton City Council moved forward last week on
the first ordinance in the county to specifically forbid that type of
The council unanimously approved the ordinance Thursday
and formal adoption is expected at the April 11 meeting scheduled for
6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 140 W. Highway 246. The vote was 4-0
with Councilwoman Holly Sierra absent.
Students Vote For Smoke-Free Referendum
Gazette Newspapers - April 3, 2013
California State University, Long Beach, students are leading the charge
for a smoke-free campus after student election results came in last
Barbara City College considers smoking ban
KEYT - April 3, 2013
One idea being considered is to only allow students to smoke in their
cars. Some college officials are concerned about how they could enforce
an all-out ban.
Creek: Proposed smoking restrictions subject of meeting
Contra Costa Times - April 3, 2013
Walnut Creek: Proposed smoking restrictions subject of meeting ... rules
to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke by restricting smoking in multifamily
Monica Housing Discrimination Complaints Surge
Santa Monica (CA) Mirror - April 2, 2013
Did Zelda's request for a smoke-free apartment qualify as a reasonable
accommodation to G & K's wait-list rules? There are two basic legal
requirements for a reasonable accommodation. First, the accommodation
must be needed in response to the nature of ...
Smoke Leads Santa Monica Woman to File Fair Housing Complaint
Santa Monica (CA) Lookout - April 2, 2013
Santa Monica's Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) helped a woman with a
severe respiratory disability relocate to get away from the second-hand
smoke wafting in from her neighbors' apartments, according to City staff.
Zelda Alvarado (whose name has been chan
lawmakers consider banning smoking inside people's homes
Bakersfield Now - April 2, 2013
What you do in the privacy of your own home might not be just your business
anymore. That's if California Assemblyman Marc Levine pushes his smoking
ban through into law.
But the ban wouldn't be in every home.
It would only apply to apartment complexes, condos, duplexes and any
place that is a multifamily living area. The rationale behind the bill
is that when a neighbor lights up, everyone in the building lights up
through secondhand smoke, including children. People whom Eyewitness
News talked with unanimously agreed that the bill is too "big brother."
Out the Smoke
New University Online - April 2, 2013
The recently signed federal legislation hopes to reshape policies and
programs on campuses. Beginning the transition as the first tobacco-free
University of California campus, UCLA will begin enstating their policies
against smoking and chewing tobacco on April 22 Earth Day.
Ramon Smoking Restrictions, I-680 Roadwork, County Spelling Bee Winner
San Ramon (CA) Patch.com - March 31, 2013
New San Ramon Smoking Restrictions
The smoking restirction ordiance the San Ramon City Council passed last
month will go into effect Thursday. The ordinance states the purpose
is to "protect those who live, work and play in San Ramon from
the risks of secondhand smoke. Click the link to find out where smoking
is still allowed.
San Diego To Go Smoke Free
KPBS - March 26, 2013
Its illegal in San Diego to smoke in a public park, on the beach,
or even at a Padres game. But people can still light up on the campuses
of the citys two largest universities: San Diego State, and UC
San Diego. Thats about to change.
Thats all going
to end on September 1st, when UC San Diego will go completely smoke
It Time to Ban Smoking in Marin's Apartments and Condos?
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - March 25, 2013
Several California cities and counties have already passed local
restrictions on smoking in multi-unit housing. In Marin, that includes
San Rafael, Larkspur and ...
Assemblyman Levine draws attention with bill cracking down ...
MENAFN.COM - March 24, 2013
March 24, 2013 (Menafn - The Marin Independent Journal - McClatchy-Tribune
Information Services via COMTEX) --LEGISLATION THAT would ban smoking
in California apartment, condominium and townhouse complexes has garnered
freshman Assemblyman Marc Levine plenty of attention, most positive;
but not all. When Fox News reporter Gretchen Carlson interviewed the
newly elected San Rafael Democrat this month she cast a skeptical eye
on the idea, describing California as the "so-called nanny state,"
noting the state has also prohibited clothing donation drop-off boxes,
tanning beds for minors, foie gras and entering animal enclosures at
zoos. But while Carlson and others may regard the threat of secondhand
smoke in apartment buildings a joke, medical experts do not, said Kimberly
Amazeen, vice president of programs and advocacy for the American Lung
Association in California. The association sponsored Levine's bill.
Community College ponders going smoke-free
Glendale News Press March 23, 2013
Officials at Glendale Community College this week proposed that the
college join a small handful of smoke-free campuses statewide.
According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, about
10 California community colleges have adopted campus-wide non-smoking
policies, most of them in San Diego County. ...
Marin again ranked healthiest county in California, but ...
Marin Independent Journal - March 21, 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, Marin has been ranked the healthiest
county in California in an annual survey conducted by the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson
Meredith said, "Marin's success in tobacco control
is the result of many years of community-wide effort to change social
norms around tobacco use. Policies such as San Rafael's 100 percent
smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance greatly contribute to healthy
outcomes for current and future Marin residents."
recommends banning smoking in all of Palo Alto's small
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - March 21, 2013
Smoking should be outlawed in all of Palo Alto's small parks to protect
public health, according to some city council members. The Policy and
Services Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that
the full city council pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking in any park
that is less than five acres. The ban would apply to as many as 22 of
the city's 38 parks and open space reserves.
the market ban smoking in apartments
Modesto Bee - March 20, 2013
Not every good idea needs be to enacted [sic] into state law. That's
our view on legislation that would impose a statewide ban on smoking
in apartments and condos that have two or more units and share walls,
floors, ceilings or ventilation systems. It was introduced as Assembly
Bill 746 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael.
restrictions nothing new
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - by Lois Kazakoff - March 20, 2013
The proposed law to restrict smoking in apartments and condos statewide
has generated predictably cries of nanny state
and first-you-tax-and-then-you-restrict a legal product. Chronicle columnist
Debra J. Saunders weighed in with her own screed on Smoke gets
in your rights.
Bans E-Cigarettes A Move Too Far in the War on Smoking?
Martinez (CA) Patch.com - March 20, 2013
Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in no-smoking areas of unincorporated
Contra Costa County after a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors.
What do you think of the decision?
residents push for stricter smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - March 20, 2013
CONCORD -- Calling it an assault on their health, residents are pushing
the City Council to extend its downtown ban on smoking to more city
blocks and multiunit buildings.
Last month, the Walnut Creek
City Council asked its staff to study an ordinance to restrict smoking
in downtown and in apartment buildings and other multifamily ...
board hopes to make school system smoke-free
Daily Sundial - March 20, 2013
LONG BEACH The CSU Academic Senates resolution to ban tobacco
products on all CSU campuses is one step closer to being implemented
as an executive order. At Wednesdays meeting, the senates
chair, Dr. Diana Guerin, thanked Chancellor Timothy White for responding
to the senates plan to make the CSU smoke-free. He wants
to plan the process to ban all tobacco products in the CSU and cessation
programs, Guerin said. We would be pleased to participate
in this (and) provided solutions electronically to the board.
Currently the only CSU campus with a tobacco policy is San Francisco
State University, which bans tobacco use outside of designated smoking
areas. Cal State Fullerton is the first CSU campus that will become
100 percent smoke-free as of August 2013.
Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks
Palo Alto Online-March 19, 2013
Within minutes, the conversation turned to banning smoking at all parks
... than singling out specific parks to be banned, the city should create
a broader ban and ...
tobacco taskforce wants smoke-free campus in 2014
StateHornet.com-March 19, 2013
"For our campus, going tobacco-free and smoke-free (would promote)
a cleaner environment and is pro-health," Kenoyer said. "It's
not only healthy for the ...
the e-smokes: Contra Costa may ban e-cigarettes in public ...
Inside Bay Area-by Lisa Vorderbrueggen-March 19, 2013
Contra Costans could hear that phrase under an ordinance introduced
Tuesday banning the use of battery operated e-cigarettes everywhere
traditional tobacco ...
SF Chronicle March 19, 2013
As I am typing this letter, I am sitting in the living room of my apartment,
breathing in the secondhand smoke from my next-door neighbor's cigarettesâ€¦Don't
tell me I can always move. This is just as much my home as it is hers.
I have lived here longer, and I can't afford to move.
to consider outlawing smoking at three Palo Alto parks
San Jose Mercury News - March 19, 2013
New smoking restrictions being floated in Palo Alto would make it illegal
to light up in three of the city's small urban parks. Tonight, the city
council's Policy and Services Committee is scheduled to review a city
staff recommendation to prohibit smoking at Lytton and Cogswell plazas
in downtown and at Sarah Wallis Park in the California Avenue area business
battle over secondhand smoke hits home
Orange County Register March 15, 2013
The battle over secondhand smoke is intensifying in California, as the
focus shifts from public spaces to the most private of places: Lighting
up at home.
Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights, applauds the trend toward quashing secondhand
smoke. "People, especially in California, are very used to breathing
smoke-free air," she said, "and people are very upset that
their home environment is often the last place they are exposed to smoke."
Renters deserve relief from smoking
Sacramento (CA) Bee - March 17, 2013
Fewer than 14 percent of Californians smoke cigarettes or other tobacco
products. While they have the right to choose the risks of smoking for
themselves, they do not have the right to impose their smoke involuntarily
on others. That is why California has statewide laws that ban smoking
in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Now legislators are considering
taking the next step apartments and condominiums. With shared
walls, floors, ceilings or ventilation systems, the drift of smoke is
palpable in neighboring units. A child with asthma or an elderly person
with multiple health issues or any nonsmoker who doesn't want
the health hazard of secondhand smoke
battle over secondhand smoke hits home
Orange County Register - March 15, 2013
The battle over secondhand smoke is intensifying in California, as
the focus shifts from public spaces to the most private of places: Lighting
up at home.
Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights, applauds the trend toward quashing secondhand
smoke. "People, especially in California, are very used to breathing
smoke-free air," she said, "and people are very upset that
their home environment is often the last place they are exposed to smoke."
Guide to California's Proposed Ban on Smoking in Apartments
KQED (blog) - March 14, 2013
It would be one of the toughest smoking laws in the country, and affect
some 12 ... that restrict playing loud music late at night, or smoking
in a car with a baby, ...
proposes sweeping anti-smoking legislation
Mother Nature Network (blog) - March 13, 2013
If it passes, California's new state-wide anti-smoking ban would be
the most ... have implemented their own legislation banning smoking
in multiunit buildings. ...
Creek Journal News Briefs: Ideas for celebrating WC ...
San Jose Mercury News - March 13, 2013
City studying second-hand-smoke ordinance - The City Council has asked
staff to study a prospective ordinance imposing restrictions on smoking
downtown and in apartment buildings and other multifamily homes, along
with other ways to cut secondhand smoke exposure dramatically.
owners win secondhand smoke case
Orange County Register - March 12, 2013
An Orange County jury has found a homeowners association negligent for
failing to resolve a secondhand smoke dispute between neighbors at a
Yap, P.; Gilbreath, S.; Garcia, C., Jareen, N., Goodrich, B., "The
influence of socioeconomic markers on the association between fine
particulate matter and hospital admissions for respiratory conditions
among children," American Journal of Public Health 103(4):
695-702, April 2013.
smoking ban sought in housing
San Francisco Chronicle - March 11, 2013
People living in townhouses, condominiums and other attached units would
be prohibited from smoking indoors under a ban proposed by a state lawmaker
- the most sweeping antismoking legislative proposal in the country.
Single-family detached homes are not included as they don't share
walls or ventilation system. Marijuana smoking is not addressed either.
Outdoor smoking ...
City Ordinance Prohibits Smoking in Some Outdoor Areas
San Ramon (CA) Patch.com - March 5, 2013
The City of San Ramon has adopted new stringent secondhand smoking protections,
while two other Central County cities are discussing similar measures.
Backs New Smoking Policy
El Vaquero - March 7, 2013
The battle over whether or not to make Glendale Community College a
non-smoking campus has been brewing since 2010; now Interim Superintendent/President
Jim Riggs is urging not only the campus, but also the district, to become
Ramon is 6th city to adopt comprehensive smoking laws, 2 others follow
San Ramon (CA) Express - Mar 6, 2013
San Ramon's City Council adopted stringent secondhand smoking protections
on February . 26 in an effort to protect residents from exposure outdoors.
Two other area cities are discussing similar measures in a move that
has the county Tobacco Prevention Coalition
City Ordinance Prohibits Smoking in Some Outdoor Areas
Patch.com-March 5, 2013
Pinole) to adopt a comprehensive community-wide secondhand smoke protections
ordinance. The new law prohibits smoking in many outdoor areas including
ban OK'd for Bidwell Park, AS proposal seeks student input
The Orion (Calif. State U. Chico) - March 6, 2013
Students on campus were asked what they thought about a potential smoking
ban being enforced throughout the California State University system.
Interest in Secondhand Smoke Policies Heating Up in ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - March 5, 2013
The following press release is from the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention
Coalition (CCTPC): The city of San Ramon has adopted new stringent secondhand
smoking protections, while two other Central County cities are discussing
similar measures. On February 26th, San Ramon became the sixth community
in Contra Costa (following unincorporated Contra Costa, Martinez, Richmond,
Pleasant Hill and Pinole) to adopt a comprehensive community-wide secondhand
smoke protections ordinance. The new law prohibits smoking in many outdoor
areas including doorways of buildings open to the public, parks and
recreations areas (except golf courses) and certain areas of multi-unit
Big Tobacco's Unlikely Allies in the Effort to Keep the Poor Hooked
Berkeley Daily Planet March 3, 2013
Imagine a committee meeting where California legislators gather to consider
AB746, Congressional Representative Marc Levines proposal to protect
people in multi-unit housing from secondhand smoke. Picture the table,
the chairs, the people milling about shaking hands and making introductions.
Smoking Ban Would Prohibit People From Smoking Inside Their Own Homes
Huffington Post - March 1, 2013
In the mid-1990s, California became the first state to ban smoking tobacco
in bars, clubs and restaurants. Now, if a bill introduced last month
by one Golden State Democrat becomes law, California would likely become
the first state to prohibit millions of its citizens from smoking in
their own homes.
ban impact on Modesto-area rentals is uneven
Modesto Bee - March 1, 2013
MODESTO -- Modesto-area property and apartment managers are split on
the merits of proposed legislation that would ban smoking in all of
the state's multiunit dwellings. "It's tough to make a decision
that says we require every smoker to stop smoking immediately in their
home," said VIP Management property manager Chad Brown, whose company
operates three large complexes with more than 750 units total in Modesto.
"Personally, there's nothing I want more in properties than to
have them stop smoking. I'd love to do that, but it doesn't seem practical."
Last week, Assemblyman March c Levine, D-San Rafael, introduced Assembly
Bill 746, which would restrict smoking in owner-occupied residences
and rental units ...
Alto Mayor Greg Scharff lays out agenda in State of the City ...
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News February 28, 2013
Scharff also said he'd like to see Palo Alto bolster its smoking restrictions,
noting a recent "D" rating for the city from the American
Lung Association. The mayor ...
moves closer to tobacco shop ban
Santa Ynez Valley News - February 28, 2013
A unanimous Buellton Planning Commission has recommended City Council
approval of a proposed ordinance to permanently ban cigarette, tobacco
and head shops within the city limits. Commissioners adopted
a resolution Thursday in favor of the proposal, which would replace
an interim ordinance approved two years ago and set to expire in late
bill would ban smoking in multi-unit housing
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - February 28, 2013
Millions of Californians would not be able to smoke tobacco inside their
own homes under new legislation that would raise the bar nationwide
for fighting secondhand smoke. No state ever has ventured into personal
bedrooms and living rooms with its smoking restrictions, but California
is going even further than that by targeting owner-occupied residences
as well as rental units. Specifically, the measure would prohibit lighting
up a cigarette, cigar or pipe in condominiums, duplexes and apartment
CA AB746: Bill Title: Smoking: prohibition in multifamily dwellings.
May be heard in committee March 24.
LegiScan - February 28, 2013
Alto Mayor Scharff calls 2013 'year of the future'
San Jose Mercury News - February 28, 2013
Calling 2013 the "year of the future," Palo Alto Mayor Greg
Scharff laid out a broad and ambitious agenda in his state of the city
address Wednesday night that includes reviving plans for citywide ultra-high-speed
Internet, setting aside more money for public art and banning smoking
Similarly, Scharff said the city needs to beef up its
smoking restrictions. He noted that it recently ... "Palo Alto
has fallen behind other cities in restricting smoking.
Jason Eberhart-Phillips: What you don't breathe won't kill you
Marin Independent Journal - February 25, 2013
IF YOU'RE OLDER than 50 and you don't suffer from a heart attack this
year, one good reason may be the protection from secondhand smoke you
now receive in most Marin County communities. Two new studies published
in late 2012 offer the strongest evidence yet that laws and ordinances
restricting exposure to tobacco smoke really work to cut the risk of
heart attacks and other smoking-related illnesses wherever they are
introduced. Another study, published in January, suggests that such
laws can significantly reduce serious asthma attacks in children.
consider smoking ban
The Orion-February 20, 2013
A recently proposed California State University-wide smoking ban has
sparked discussion among student leaders and CSU administrators. The
CSU Academic ...
Want to Ban Sale of Menthol Cigarettes in San Jose
San Jose Inside (blog)-February 20, 2013
"Tobacco industries purposely market their attractive tobacco products
to young ... Take a look at menthol cigarette ads and you'll find most
of them target black ...
restructuring, park smoking ban lead council agenda tonight
Enterprise-Record - February 19, 2013
CHICO The Chico City Council will have a hefty agenda to wade
through tonight as it tackles the finer details of the city's restructuring,
a proposed smoking ban and a lease agreement for space in the Municipal
Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings
UCSF Today - February 14, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, Californias tobacco control program
cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according
to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).
5 Sierra Madre-Area Stories: Smoking Ban, Construction Site ...
Patch.com-February 17, 2013
A multi-family apartment building smoking ban has been a oft-discussed
issue the last year or two in Sierra Madre and it appears the idea of
a ban will get its first ...
Hillard and Charlotte Whitney: Going smoke-free has benefits
The Salinas Californian-February 16, 2013
After one year of being smoke-free your lung function increases by 30
percent, the cilia (cleaning agents in your lungs) are able to re-grow,
thereby reducing ...
Anti-smoking 'investment' pays a serious return
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight - February 15, 2013
A UC San Francisco study published Wednesday found that, in the 20 years
after California voters passed a quarter-a-pack tobacco tax devoted
to urging smokers to quit, the state collected and spent $2.4 billion.
The benefit? A more than 50-fold return, w
smoking ban could worsen issue
Daily Trojan Online-February 15, 2013
It will also be banned from workplaces, playgrounds, beaches and entrances
to ... On June 1, 2014, the policy will go one step further, banning
smoking from ... a better plan, one that implements individual bans
over time instead of all at once.
council won't enact tobacco retailers licensing program
Santa Ynez Valley News - February 14, 2013
After a spirited debate at their Monday night meeting, the members of
the Solvang City Council decided against enacting a city-wide tobacco
retailers licensing ...
Health going tobacco-free at its Chico, Gridley, Oroville sites
Enterprise-Record - February 14, 2013
Starting today, Ampla Health is changing its polices to institute a
tobacco- and smoke-free environment on all of its properties, including
parking lots, rented ...
Should the campus be entirely smoke-free?
PCC Courier - February 13, 2013
The campus should not be made smoke free. Calvin Chacon, undecided.
3. Stricter rules should be applied because there are people who
don't want to have ...
from smoking ban
Renegade Rip-February 13, 2013
As a student who dislikes smoking, when I heard about the vote on whether
they will make the Bakersfield College a smoking free or smoking designated
Ban Proposal to be Heard at March 12 City Council Meeting
Sierra Madre (CA) Patch.com-February 12, 2013
A proposed ban in Santa Monica failed a City Council vote last summer,
according to the article. Pasadena also has a ban that prohibits people
from smoking ...
Medical Center to go tobacco-free at all locations
Enterprise-Record - February 12, 2013
CHICO Starting Thursday, tobacco will no longer be allowed on
any Enloe Medical Center property, whether the main campus, specialized
treatment centers ...
UC Irvine Go Smoke Free?
New University Online - February 12, 2013
A couple of months ago, the UC Office of the President made an official
statement about a policy proposal for every UC to go smoke-free by 2014.
A committee ...
hearing set for citywide smoking ordinance
San Ramon Express - February 11, 2013
Residents will have an opportunity to give their two cents on proposed
changes to the city's smoking ordinance Tuesday night. The existing
ordinance, written in 1999, could be updated to include outdoor second
City Council talks smoking bans, Measure H and public transit
Times-Standard - February 8, 2013
The Arcata City Council may soon ban smokers from lighting up near downtown,
or in their own homes. ...
the grade on smoking
Lompoc Record - February 7, 2013
Some city officials also complained that the report failed to grade
the Chumash Casino, where smoking is allowed in a majority of the floor
campus being considered
Pasadena City College Courier - February 6, 2013
The Health and Safety committee is working toward a proposal to have
the college become a smoke free campus.
works to make SoCal smoke free
PRWeek - February 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES: MWW is working with the Los Angeles Department of Public
Health to establish smoke-free areas in several counties in Southern
TO BAN SMOKING IN APARTMENTS AND ON TAVERN ROW: CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT
goes tobacco-free in 2013
KIEM-TV News Channel 3 (Eureka, CA) - February 6, 2013
The City of Arcata is looking to ban smoking in areas surrounding the
plaza and apartment buildings. The City Council is talking about it
at tonight's meeting; they want to expand on the smoking laws already
Atascadero News-February 6, 2013
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY All of Housing Authority of SSan Luis Obispo's
public housing units are tobacco-free as of Jan. 1. The mission of HASLO
is to ...
Vallejo Times-Herald - February 1, 2013
I had to respond to your article about Solano County's poor grades regarding
secondhand smoke. ... I took to calling it the Solano County Smoking
Banned on Campus (Includes interview and first-hand ...
DigitalJournal.com - February 1, 2013
The start of a new year may be the start of a new resolution for Marymount
College students. As of Jan. 1, 2013, Marymount College in Rancho Palos
Verdes, Calif., has been declared a smoke-free campus.
Livermore Independent - February 1, 2013
Congratulations to the City of Dublin. It was one of only three cities
in Alameda County to receive an A on an American Lung Association
(ALA) report card grading cities efforts to control tobacco use.
Dublin earned an "A" in all three categories where cities
were graded: regulation of smoke-free outdoor air, requirements for
landlords to create and permanently maintain non-smoking housing units,
and ordinances that would reduce the sales of tobacco products.
tobacco opponents aim at secondhand smoke
Bay Area Reporter 43(5) - January 31, 2013
Seeking to curb exposure to secondhand smoke in San Francisco's gay
bars that have outside patios where smoking is allowed, the Freedom
from Tobacco group unveiled a new study last week that showed four bars
they surveyed had "unhealthy" air quality measurements. The
study, conducted with UCSF in December 2011, found that the two bars
had air quality measurements ranging from "unhealthy" to "very
unhealthy" on the Environmental Protection Agency scale; one bar
ranged from "unhealthy for sensitive groups" to "unhealthy;"
and one bar ranged from "moderate" to "unhealthy."
Data was collected using a TSI SidePak AM 510 device.
ban acknowledged by national group
Marinscope Community Newspapers - January 31, 2013
Residents of San Rafael can breathe a little easier now that the citys
smoking regulations have caught the eye of one of the nations
leading anti-tobacco organizations. The American Lung Association released
its annual report, State of Tobacco Control 2013, earlier
this month, and the City of San Rafael received an A in
overall tobacco control.
card flunks area cities
Santa Ynez Valley News - January 31, 2013
Kunkel noted the Chumash Casino Resort, one of the major employers in
the Santa Ynez Valley, not only allows smoking in over 90 percent of
it floor space, but ...
Smoking Ban vote passed
(Bakersfield College) Renegade Rip - January 30, 2013
According to Nick Acosta, the preliminary numbers for the vote on the
smoking ban is favoring toward a 100 percent tobacco free campus. These
are not final numbers, the final numbers will be updated as soon as
they are recieved.
Gatos shorts: Smoking banned in parks
San Jose Mercury News - January 28, 2013
The American Cancer Society's annual report card is out and Los Gatos
has received an "F." The ACS grade is based on town policies
regarding smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing and reducing
sales of tobacco products.
The ACS estimates that in California, 34,400 kids start smoking every
year, while tobacco use causes an estimated 37,000 deaths. The nonprofit
watchdog group says smoking-related illnesses cost the state more than
$18 billion in health care costs and lost productivity.
grade could improve
The Los Gatos Town Council voted unanimously
on Jan. 22 to ban smoking in all town parks. The ban applies to cigarettes
and cigars, as well as what the ordinance refers to as weeds and plants.
Cliff Benes: Secondhand smoke is it really so bad?
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight - January 28, 2013
So what happened? Were we just supermen then? I'm positive my mother
smoked all the way through my pregnancy. Maybe a doctor can give me
and answer. ...
make effort to protect tenants from second-hand smoke
KFSN ABC-30 (Fresno, CA) - January 26, 2013
You don't have to inhale "second-hand smoke" to be affected
by the potential cancer-causing fumes. "I never smoked in my life,"
said Beatrice, a person affected by second-hand smoke. "I never
even touched a cigarette." But Beatrice Has COPD and nodules on
her lungs from inhaling someone else's cigarette smoke while she lived
in an apartment. Research Scientist Doctor Andrew Hyland said, "You're
looking at an estimate of anywhere between 40 and 60,000 deaths per
year attributable to second-hand smoke." That's more than all fatal
car crashes each year. 28 states banned smoking in public places but
smoking in apartments is still legal. Now some property owners are adopting
California Tobacco Tax Hike: Revisiting the Tobacco Debate
Independent Voter Network (IVN) - Jan 23, 2013
A group of California state officials, which includes Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom and Democratic strategist Jason Kinney, are currently backing
a $1 per pack increase on tobacco products. The funds driven from this
tobacco tax hike will, in turn, be
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - Jan 23, 2013
California is likely to propose a ballot initiative in 2014 that would
boost the state's cigarette tax by $1 per pack.
Anti-smoking laws need more teeth
Glendale (CA) News-Press - Jan 23, 2013
Within half a mile of my residence, there are six businesses whose customers
and owner/employees frequently smoke on the sidewalk right in front
of the buildings. Two of these businesses are eating establishments
that have taken sidewalk space for seating ...
Helena council honored for smoking ban
Napa Valley Register- January 20, 2013
The Tobacco Advisory Board and the Tobacco Education Program will present
a plaque to the St. Helena City Council on Tuesday to honor its commitment
report card flunks local cities
Lompoc Record - January 17, 2013
Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Solvang, Lompoc and Goleta received failing
grades on the American Lung Associations State of Tobacco
Control 2013 report card released Wednesday. The national report
gauges tobacco-control policies at both the federal and state levels,
assigning grades on whether the laws protect residents from tobacco
smoke. The study also looks at local smoking regulations.
Gives California Low Grades for Smoking Cessation Efforts
California Healthline - January 17, 2013
An American Lung Association report has given California low grades
for its smoking cessation efforts, Payers & Providers reports (Shinkman,
Payers & Providers, 1/17). California Findings The report praised
California for its efforts to persuade residents to stop smoking, but
it criticized the state for not raising cigarette taxes from the current
87 cents per pack. ALA found that California is one of only three states
that has not increased cigarette taxes since 1999.
Francisco Street Festivals To Be Smoke Free
The Epoch Times - January 16, 2013
SAN FRANCISCOAs a smoker, going to outdoor events like the Chinese
New Year Parade in February will soon require a few extra breaths of
Air Goes Up in Smoke Again
Berkeley Daily Planet-January 15, 2013
The group of citizens who beseeched the Ad Hoc Committee on Smokefree
Housing to protect their health walked away thinking that smokefree
housing was ...
Vote To Ban Smoking At Street Fairs
The San Francisco Appeal-January 16, 2013
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today gave unanimous initial
approval to two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in the city.
Francisco expands smoking restrictions to include outdoor ...
San Francisco Examiner-January 15, 2013
The Board of Supervisors passed two new smoking restrictions Tuesday,
joining ... a law banning smoking at outdoor public events and another
requiring landlords to ... banned smoking altogether in apartments,
and a similar ban was passed last year ... Mar said he crafted the smoking
ban for public events with the help of ...
anti-tobacco ads for African American market unveiled
San Francisco Bay View - January 12, 2013
California Department of Public Health director and state health officer
Dr. Ron Chapman has unveiled new ethnic-market advertisements that will
continue to educate Californians on the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Fremont bans smoking in public places
Mercurcy News - January 12, 2013
The City Council has toughened Fremont's smoking restrictions, voting
to ban smoking in outdoor areas within 25 feet of building entrances
and windows. Other changes to the city's smoking ordinance include banning
tobacco-product vending machines and ...
council toughens smoking restrictions
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 7, 2013
The Petaluma City Council unanimously voted Monday to broaden citywide
restrictions on smoking to include private living spaces, medical marijuana
and electronic cigarettes. Most restrictions will take effect in a month
in public places, such as bus stops, outdoor dining areas, city parking
lots and commercial sidewalks.
starts 2013 with trash, smoking ordinances
Petaluma Argus Courier - January 6, 2013
The Petaluma City Council will seat its newest member Monday and formally
vote on new garbage-hauling and smoking ordinances tentatively approved
last year by the previous council.
apartment complex goes smoke-free
Visalia Times-Delta - January 3, 2013
If you have an interest in living in a smoke-free apartment or are a
property owner with an interest in starting a non-smoking policy, please
contact Danette Franz ...
Tighter smoking rules a good idea
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier - January 3, 2013
Most of those responding to this weeks online poll about Petalumas
pending new smoking ordinance , which would implement stricter rules
on where people can smoke in public places, thought that the changes
were a good idea. About 56 percent agreed ...
advocate claims Glendale City Council members pressured hospital to
Glendale News Press - January 3, 2013
A longtime anti-smoking advocate has filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful
termination lawsuit against Glendale Adventist Medical Center, as well
as three City Council members who he alleges used their political influence
to get him fired. Steven Gallegos was terminated from his job as a tobacco
outreach worker in October after he spoke out publicly against the City
Council in fall 2012 for loosening smoking restrictions for restaurants
with large outdoor seating areas.
Costa County celebrates Casino San Pablo for contributions to cardiac
Contra Costa Times - December 19, 2012
SAN PABLO -- San Pablo Lytton Casino, arguably the only workplace in
Contra Costa County that still allows indoor smoking, was decorated
by county health officials Wednesday for a stellar record of saving
lives. Employees resuscitated five of six people who suffered sudden
cardiac arrest at the casino over the past four years, according to
the Contra Costa Health Services Department. That is five times the
overall survival rate of cardiac arrest countywide, said Pam Dodson,
who coordinates public outreach for the county's Emergency Medical Services.
ban again before Bidwell Park commissioners
Enterprise-Record - December 17, 2012
CHICO The issue of a comprehensive smoking ban in city-owned parks
will again be in front of Bidwell Park and Playground commissioners.
The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. today in the City Council Chambers, 421
Main St. moved up in time because of the holidays.
State Long Beach students to vote on campus smoking ban
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2012
Cal State Long Beach's Associated Students Inc. Senate this month approved
a referendum for the March ballot asking students to vote on whether
to change the university's policy to prohibit all smoking on campus.
President F. King Alexander must give final approval for any changes
to the policy, but a student vote in favor of banning smoking would
send a strong message to the university.
As of October, at least
826 colleges in the nation had adopted smoke-free campus policies that
eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas, according to the nonprofit
group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The number has nearly doubled
from 420 in 2010.
State Health Officer New Tobacco Report States 34000 Deaths from Tobacco-Related
Illnesses Occur Each Year
Sierra Sun Times - December 14, 2012
During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health
(CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the
states first State Health Officers Report on Tobacco
Use and Promotion providing new data related to cigarette consumption
declines, and the millions of dollars and lives saved. The report also
includes new data on illegal sales to minors, the disproportionate number
of tobacco retailers and advertising in minority and low-income neighborhoods,
the effect of tobacco advertising in retail stores, and troubling tobacco-use
tobacco sales up sharply in California, officials warn
Los Angeles Times - December 13, 2012
Nearly $211 million in non-cigarette tobacco and nicotine products were
sold in ... are snuff and chewing tobacco, which have similar health
risks for users as cigarettes. ... There are also fewer restrictions
on their advertising and marketing.
Of Public Health Fighting To Make California Cigarette and Tobacco-Free
The San Francisco Appeal - December 14, 2012
The California Department of Public Health today announced steps to
continue towards its goal of making the state not only cigarette-free,
Survey Will Help UCR Clear the Air About Tobacco Use
HealthCanal.com - December 12, 2012
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will be a smoke-free campus. All UC property
will be designated as smoke/tobacco-free as of Jan. 2, 2014, part of
a systemwide effort to make campuses safer and healthier.
Man Arrested For Breaking Smoking Laws At Santa Monica Bus Stop
Santa Monica (CA) Mirror - December 12, 2012
This homeless man was charged with smoking at a bus stop and his bail
was set at $500....
Considers Smoking, Non-Smoking Labels For All Apartments
CBS Local - December 10, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) San Francisco supervisors on Monday planned
to consider an ordinance that would inform would-be renters who is smoking
in the building.
City targeting downtown
San Mateo Daily Journal - December 11, 2012
Promoting community events to rejuvenate South San Franciscos
downtown while deterring negative behavior by possibly restricting smoking,
adding cameras and asking the court to keep certain people away are
quality of life provisions the City Council will consider, it was determined
at a meeting last night.
your cigarettes at home smoking ban considered for street ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - December 10, 2012
The full Board of Supervisors next year will vote on a measure that
would bar smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city-owned
property. Sponsored ...
have mixed feelings about campus-wide smoking ban
Daily 49er - December 9, 2012
The fate of smoking on Cal State Long Beach's campus is now in the hands
of the student body after the Associated Students Inc. Senate passed
a resolution to ...
City Council expands smoking law
Petaluma Argus Courier - December 7, 2012
Supporters of the smoking ban showed up in droves to the council chambers
and ... originally called for smoking bans in publicly shared spaces,
like sidewalks, ... Councilmember Chris Albertson pointed out that banning
smoking inside ...
Editorial: The haze of second-hand smoke
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - December 6, 2012
San Francisco recently strengthened its no-smoking rules as well, but
it made sure that they did not apply to the use of medical marijuana.
The ordinance in Petaluma makes no such exemption....There should be
no distinction. Second-hand smoke is
tweak tobacco licensing fee
Santa Ynez Valley Journal - December 6, 2012
In light of progress made curbing sales of tobacco to minors, the Board
of Supervisors on Tuesday lowered the fee that businesses will pay next
year for their annual licenses to sell tobacco. In November 2010, the
board put the tobacco ordinance on the books, barring new businesses
from selling tobacco products within 1,000 feet of a school.
Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- California ranks
22nd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking
and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today
by a coalition of public health organizations.
Dublin Approves New Smoking Restrictions
KGO-AM - December 5, 2012
The Petaluma City Council on Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance
that bans smoking in apartments and other units of multi-family dwellings,
as well as in hotels and motels.
The city of Dublin has enacted
on of the East Bay's strictest tobacco ordinances as the City Council
gave final approval to rules that bar new tobacco sellers from opening
near schools, parks or day care centers.
Expanding the 'non-smoking section'
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - December 4, 2012
I once could light up a Camel inside the sealed passenger cabin of an
airplane, and tough luck for the guy sitting in the non-smoking
section which might just happen to be the seat in front
of me. But then the government took my freedom away. I used to plant
myself in the middle of the newsroom, a typewriter in front of me, a
paper cup full of coffee to my right and a burning cigarette in an ashtray
to my left, without a worry in world for the reporter at the next desk
gasping for fresh air. But then my employer stripped me of my rights.
If that were really the case that our homes were castles
protected by moats that kept cigarette smoke confined to the premises
then I would agree that government has no business telling us
what we can or cannot do inside the gates. Smoking, after all, is still
legal. But no moat can contain tobacco smoke. In an apartment complex
or a condo or a motel, if the guy next door lights up, it's likely that
you're breathing what he's smoking. Sure, you can shut your windows
if you don't like it. But then whose rights are being squeezed? Shouldn't
we all have the freedom to breathe fresh air?
to Vote on Smoking Ordinance Revisions
Fremont (CA) Patch.org - December 4, 2012
Fremonts smoking regulations may soon see many revisions in an
effort to reduce secondhand smoke. City councilmembers will review proposed
amendments to the citys smoking ordinance at its Tuesday meeting,
which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall, 3300 Capitol Ave.
City Council OKs tough smoking restrictions
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - Dec 3, 2012
Petaluma smokers soon will have fewer places to light up. The City Council
late Monday night unanimously approved broad new smoking restrictions,
including banning smoking in multi-family housing units, such as apartments
and condos, and from certain outdoor spaces, including private balconies,
decks, courtyards and bus stops
draws on reserves for tobacco debt payments
Reuters - Dec 3, 2012
California officials have tapped reserves for payments on two series
of state tobacco bonds due to insufficient tobacco settlement revenue,
according to notices filed with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
on Monday. ...
to be levied at Boulder Creek Parks for smoking, drinking, loud music,
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel - December 1, 2012
Starting next month, anyone caught smoking, drinking, camping, blasting
music or engaging in any other illegal activities at Boulder Creek parks
won't just get a little slap ...
Council will consider tobacco ordinance update
San Ramon Express - November 30, 2012
Smoking regulations may change throughout San Ramon after the City Council
directed that the existing ordinance, written in 1999, be reviewed and
updated to include outdoor second hand smoke. Residents have the chance
to make their voices heard on the proposal using Open San Ramon. The
existing tobacco ordinance does not adequately address exposure to second
hand smoke, the new ordinance states. While the proposal doesn't eliminate
or reduce any of the current regulations, it expands coverage to include
second hand smoke from outdoor sources. Should the ordinance pass, smoking
would not be allowed in any city park.
E-cigarette Store Faces Resistance from West End Business Owners
San Rafael (CA) Patch.org - November 20, 2012
The recent opening of electronic cigarette store Digital Ciggz in the
West End has many people questioning if the new business is a good fit
for the neighborhood. The store, which totes colorful merchandise for
the electronic oral device at 1560 Fourth ...
would require landlords to designate non-smoking apartments
San Francisco Examiner (CA)- November 15, 2012
Although they often butt heads, landlords and tenant advocates have
joined forces in support of a proposed new ordinance that apartment
owners believe could increase the supply of smoke-free rental housing
in The City. ...
To Become First Tobacco-Free UC
NBC Southern California - November 1, 2012
UCLA To Become First Tobacco-Free UC. Students and faculty will be forced
to kick the habit, if only while they're on campus.
UCLA goes smoke-free, some ask if USC will do the same
Daily Trojan Online October 31, 2012
A new smoke-free ban at UCLA, which was announced Tuesday, has re-energized
the debate surrounding the implementation of a smoke-free ban on campus
Ban Coming to UCSB
KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara, CA) - October 31, 2012
Cigarettes, cigars and even chewing tobacco will soon be banned at all
UC campuses. Starting in April of 2014, all 10 campuses will prohibit
tobacco use. Now at UCSB, you can smoke away from entrances to buildings.
The UCSB community is divided
Ban on UCLA Campus Coming This Spring
KTLA - October 31, 2012
Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that all tobacco products
-- including cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes
-- will be banned as of ...
Will Go Tobacco-Free on Earth Day 2013
LAist - October 30, 2012
Shepherded by UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, the breath of
fresh air will ban the use of any and all tobacco products, including
electronic cigarettes ...
You Need to Know About Santa Monica's New Smoking Law
Santa Monica (CA) Patch.com - October 25, 2012
Tenants who move into apartments and condos in Santa Monica after Nov.
22 will find it's illegal to smoke inside their units. A new law banning
tobacco and marijuana smoke in multi-unit housing was adopted with a
second vote by the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night and takes
effect Nov. 23.
Monica Adopts New Smoking Law For All Multi-Unit Housing ...
Santa Monica Mirror - October 25, 2012
Santa Monica on Tuesday adopted a law with new smoking rules that affect
all multi-unit housing in the City. The law includes the following:
-- All new occupancies after Nov. 22, 2012 are non-smoking: Starting
on this date, all newly occupied units in multi-unit residential properties
in Santa Monica are declared non-smoking. This includes all apartments
and condominiums. So, anyone moving into an apartment or condo in Santa
Monica after November 22 can't smoke in the unit. -- Owners must start
smoking survey by January 21, 2013: Before this date, all landlords
and condo homeowners' associations are required to begin a survey of
current occupants, who must then designate their units either "smoking"
or "non-smoking." For other deadlines and details about this
process, see the attached designation process sheet or go
to smconsumer.org. -- Current occupants grandfathered: Existing occupants
can continue to smoke inside their units if they designate the units
Santa Monica Smoking Ban to Take Effect Next Month
The Lookout News - October 25, 2012
After a year of debate, the Santa Monica City Council gave final approval
Tuesday to a law that bans smoking in all apartment and condo units
occupied after November 22.
City Council passes downtown smoking ban to avoid secondhand smoke
The Orion - October 25, 2012
Chico City Council voted to prohibit smoking within 20 feet of business
doorways Oct. 16, with an exception for people passing through to another
destination. The exception would allow people who are walking
by to be smoking while they are walking past. They will not be able
to stand there and smoke. The ban was ...
Ban Proposal to Be Heard at Future City Council Meeting
Sierra Madre (CA) Patch.com - October 25, 2012
Could Sierra Madre be the next in a line of L.A. County cities to enact
tougher bans on smoking? That's what a group of Sierra Madre residents
and the Clean Air ...
Cruz council OKs tobacco retail fee
Monterey County Herald - October 24, 2012
SANTA CRUZ -- The City Council on Tuesday approved a new tobacco licensing
fee aimed at funding a police decoy program and other activities aimed
at reducing sales to minors. The council set the annual fee on 57 retailers
at $425 -- down from the $559 originally proposed -- and voted to exempt
three bars approved by the state to sell tobacco. Santa Cruz is the
first California city to make such an exemption, using the rationale
that no one younger than 21 is supposed to be in a bar and therefore
those 18 or younger wouldn't be able to buy tobacco products there.
Smoking laws should be challenged
Mercury-Register - October 24, 2012
Vigilantism lives. The American Lung Association is still determined
to hang a minority, urging our City Council to prepare another noose
for Chico smokers. If butts are the problem, enforce littering laws.
In Chico around 1997, frenzied nonsmokers made their morality
come true by condemning the morality of smokers, passing nonsmoking
laws before the state ...
Social to be Held at Hennessey's on Eve of Carlsbad's Smoking Ban
Carlsbad (CA) Patch.com - October 24, 2012
Cigar smokers will gather for a three course cigar dinner on the eve
of the outdoor smoking ban Thursday Nov. 1st starting at 6:30 p.m. at
the Carlsbad Hennesseys.
Cities Ban Smoking In Apartment Buildings
Here And Now - October 23, 2012
Last week, the city council decided to follow nine other cities in California
and vote unanimously to ban smoking in multi-family homes. The ordinance
to be Stopped on Library Walk
The UCSD Guardian Online - October 22, 2012
The UCSD event will be especially eye-catching this year, volunteers
for the Smokeout say, because of the University of California system-wide
smoking ban ...
on the Street for Oct. 21
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record - October 21, 2012
Is it fair to ban smoking within 20 feet of doors and windows of businesses
in downtown Chico?
ban foes to get in last puff
North County Times - October 20, 2012
The Cigar Grotto is planning a cigar send-off for Nov. 1 at Hennesseys
Tavern in Carlsbad. In September, the City Council unanimously approved
a ban on smoking at the outdoor patios of all Carlsbad restaurants,
and the ban takes effect Nov. 2. A state law passed in 1988 prohibits
smoking inside bars and restaurants, but many cities still allow it
outdoors. Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar have also prohibited smoking
in outdoor dining areas. Its a trend some people would like to
Tell Your Rent Board This Friday You Need to Breathe Clean Air
Berkeley Daily Planet - October 17, 2012
Tired of breathing your neighbors secondhand smoke? Come to the
Ad Hoc Committee on Smokefree Housing on Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm
(2001 Center Street, Law Library, 2nd Floor) and tell the Rent Board.
City Council Moves Forward with Anti-Smoking Ordinance
Businesses that sell tobacco will be required to pay an additional
South Gate-Lynwood (CA) Patch.com - October 18, 2012
The Lynwood City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of moving forward with
an ordinance that would force local tobacco sellers to pay a $250 license
E-cigarettes be Regulated in San Rafael?
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - October 16, 2012
The San Rafael City Council passed a tough smoking ordinance on Oct.
1. But many believe that the city should regulate electronic cigarettes
The San Rafael City Council's new smoking ban, approved
on Oct. 1, has many wondering if the city should regulate electronic
cigarettes, or e-cigarettes.
KHSL - October 16, 2012
Chico city council members have approved a new smoking ban that prohibits
smoking within 20 feet of a building. Council members voted in favor
of the ban five to two, but before they approved the ordinance a public
hearing was held so they could hear from the community on the matter
and everyone who spoke tonight was very much in favor of the ban.
Bans Smoking in Parks
KHSL - October 17, 2012
A new Redding ordinance passed Tuesday night, will make smoking illegal
in public parks. The City says the ban will create healthier recreation
areas, but ...
city bans smoking in duplexes and other multi-family homes
NBCNews.com (blog) - October 16, 2012
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking
in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with city leaders
saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations across California
and ultimately the country.
"We are happy to blaze a trail,"
Mayor Gary Phillips said before the vote. "We're most happy to
be in the forefront of the issue because we think it will greatly benefit
our residents and those visiting San Rafael, and we think it will set
the tone for other cities as well."
Rafael Smoking Ban: California City Bars Smoking In Duplexes, Condominiums,
and Other Multi-Family Homes
Huffington Post - October 16, 2012
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., October 15 (Reuters) - A San Francisco suburb on
Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family
homes, with city leaders saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations
across California and ultimately the country.
Ban to Be Discussed at Chico City Council Meeting
KRCRTV.COM - October 15, 2012
A ban to prevent smoking within a certain distance of private businesses
in Chico will be up for discussion on Tuesday during the City Council
meeting. Smoking ...
City Council to consider 20-foot smoking rule for businesses
Enterprise-Record - October 15, 2012
CHICO A smoking ban within a specified distance of private entryways
will be up for discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Smoking
is already prohibited in front of entryways to public buildings but
not privately-owned businesses. The ordinance before the council would
prohibit smoking within 20 feet of doors, windows and other openings
to businesses. Two ordinance options are being considered, with one
adding an exception for people passing by. It's not clear what kind
of enforcement will be used or the penalty for violations.
smoking ban still cloudy
Laney Tower (Laney College - Oakland, CA) - October 13, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate bill AB 795 on Oct. 10, 2011, and
while it was supposed to move California college students forward into
cleaner air, Laney College students have seemed to stand still in a
cloud of smoke and confusion. ...
council will revisit smoking rule
Glendale News Press - October 10, 2012
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to revisit the citys
smoking ordinance after getting blowback from anti-smoking advocates
regarding the recent decision to ease restrictions for restaurants with
large patio areas.
Monica Council Revives Smoking Ban in Apartments
The Lookout News - October 4, 2012
October 4, 2012 -- The Santa Monica City Council banned smoking in all
new ... 5-to-2 vote Tuesday finally approved a smoking ban after over
a year of debate. ... has maintained that though he agrees with banning
smoking in apartments, the ...
Strapped in for Secondhand Smoke
Patch.com - October 3, 2012
In addition, the CDC reports that an estimated 443,000 or 1 in
5 deaths each year are caused by cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand
ban brings cleaner air, more litter
Beach Reporter - October 3, 2012
After six months of pushing people to the outskirts of a smoke-free
boundary, Hermosa Beach is experiencing mostly positive impacts from
the historic ban, but there is one problem: litter. ...
Monica Smoking Ban
KFI (CA) - October 3, 2012
The ordinance also forces landlords to ask existing tenants to designate
their apartments smoking, non-smoking or decline to disclose. They lose
the right to ...
smoking areas listed
Orland Press Register (CA) - October 3, 2012
This comes after the council approved a smoking ban in the parks in
February with the provision designated smoking areas be allowed. Cigarette
parks policies catching on
Colusa County Sun Herald (CA) - October 2, 2012
The Arbuckle Parks and Recreation District is coming up on an unusual
anniversary. Since Oct. 8 of last year, the parks within the district
have been tobacco-free ...
Rafael officials approve tough new smoking rules
Marin (CA) Independent Journal - October 2, 2012
San Rafael officials approved the county's toughest anti-tobacco ordinance
to date on Monday, banning smoking from all apartments and condominiums,
in addition to parks, bus stops, restaurant patios and many other outdoor
Approves Smoking Ban
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - October 2, 2012
In a unanimous vote, the San Rafael City Council approved a smoking
ban that will prohibit smokers from lighting up in parks, multi-family
residences and downtown sidewalks.
Rafael officials approve tough new smoking rules
MENAFN.COM - October 2, 2012
Oct 02, 2012 (Menafn - The Marin Independent Journal - McClatchy-Tribune
Information Services via COMTEX) --San Rafael officials approved the
county's toughest anti-tobacco ordinance to date on Monday, banning
smoking from all apartments and condominiums, in addition to parks,
bus stops, restaurant patios and many other outdoor spaces. The measure
is aimed at protecting people from secondhand smoke, officials said.
"What we are really considering is the impact of others,"
Mayor Gary Phillips said Monday before voting with his four city council
colleagues to approve the ordinance. The ordinance includes special
restrictions for the downtown area, banning smoking from sidewalks and
plazas except while smokers are "actively passing on the way to
council weighs smoking ban, hears efforts to recruit airlines
Record-Searchlight - October 2, 2012
The Redding City Council will consider tonight a resolution that supports
a smoking ban at city parks. Additionally, the council will consider
two other resolutions ...
Vetoes Long-Term Care Facility Smoking Ban
California Healthline - October 1, 2012
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill ( AB 217) that would
have banned smoking in long-term care facilities by eliminating exceptions
to the state's indoor workplace smoking ban. The bill also would have
banned some outdoor smoking at nursing homes.
Rafael Weighs Ban on Smoking in Apartments
KQED - October 1, 2012
San Rafael City Council will consider passing one of the strictest smoking
bans in the state Monday. The ban would prohibit smoking in private
living rooms in multi-family buildings, apartments and condos. If the
apartment shares a wall, smoking would not be allowed.
Rafel Weighs Tough Smoking Ban
NBC Bay Area - October 1, 2012
The San Rafael City Council will decide today whether to ban smoking
in more than 40 percent of the city's private residences or while sitting
or standing on any ...
County city weighs tough smoking ban
California Watch - October 1, 2012
Ardian Totolaku, an unemployed restaurant worker, believes in his God-given
right to smoke cigarettes. He likes to smoke while he is hanging out
on the streets of downtown San Rafael and in the comfort of his three-bedroom
condo on a tree-lined street not far from Highway 101.
Rafael officials to consider strict smoking rules
Marin Independent-Journal - September 29, 2012
In the latest effort to reduce secondhand smoke in Marin, officials
in San Rafael on Monday will consider the county's most strict anti-smoking
ordinance to date. The ordinance would ban smoking from all apartments
and condominiums, in addition to many outdoor spaces such as parks,
bus stops and restaurant patios.
considers smoking ban at city parks, trails
Waste Management World - September 29, 2012
A proposal to prohibit smoking at Redding parks makes its way to the
Redding City Council on Tuesday. The council is expected to vote on
a resolution, the ...
smoking out of Glendale
Glendale News Press - September 28, 2012
I read with much interest in the News-Press that the Glendale City Council
is considering lifting/easing up the bans on smoking in restaurants
in Glendale (Smoking restrictions back to dais, Sept. 25)
The newspaper reported that the council was asking a series of questions
such as, Should strict smoking restrictions at outdoor restaurants
be loosened? While I appreciate the reflection and believe that
asking questions is always a good idea, really the only question our
City Council should be asking is the following: Should citizens
of Glendale be forced to breathe in the cigarette smoke of others?
Second-hand smoke is sickening literally and figuratively.
and mirrors on the dais
Glendale News Press - September 28, 2012
It was a council session about smoking restrictions (Proposed
updates to smoking ban heat up, Sept. 27), but it was more like
a staged session with smoke and mirrors. There is a tell-tale sign that
regular council watchers use to identify an ordinance designed to do
the opposite of what the council claims it does. Council members become
extremely verbose. It is as if someone turned on the blabber switch
as they aim to misdirect and confuse the public with all kinds of stories
and personal experiences that only serve to give the appearance that
they are emotionally in tune with the public.
JACINTO: Smoke shop applicant files legal claim
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise - September 28, 2012
He says his licensing was complete and his check cashed a week before
a moratorium was imposed...
tobacco ban at fair fails
Daily Pilot - September 28, 2012
Discussion of a proposed ban on the sale of tobacco and smoking products
at the Orange County Fairgrounds took a philosophical turn Thursday
at the Fair Board's monthly meeting, where the idea was voted down.
Speakers and, later, board members questioned the logic behind banning
cigars and hookahs at a place where visitors can drink beer and eat
vetoes bill seeking nursing home smoking ban
Daily Democrat - September 28, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking in
long-term health care facilities. The Democratic governor said Thursday
in his veto statement that the bill's aim was admirable. But he said
it would be better to "rely on the locals, in this case the facility
and its residents and employees" to devise policies.
Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes
Alameda Sun - September 28, 2012
Nine months after Alameda's Secondhand Smoke Ordinance took effect on
Jan. 2, nonsmokers (90 percent of the population) and people with asthma
or lung disease should find the Park and Webster Street commercial districts
and our shopping centers smoke-free and safe for working lungs, right?
Not yet. The ordinance still unimplemented is invisible.
future for SVDH explored
Porterville Recorder - September 27, 2012
A No Smoking campus might take three years to implement,
but Sierra View Local Health Care District Board of Directors is looking
ahead at beginning the process of implementing such an initiative in
the new future.
taking next step to smoke-free campus
Telescope - September 27, 2012
Campus police have been directed to step up enforcement for the campus
smoking ban, according to administrators. A no-smoking policy was put
in place by the Associated Student Government ASG last year, adding
Palomar to a list of schools that officially condemn public smoking.
While students are not allowed to smoke on campus, the policy has not
been regularly enforced by authorities, leaving some uncertain if police
or faculty even have the power to do so.
Ban on Smoking in Apartments Could Be Resurrected by ...
The Lookout News - September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 -- A controversial ordinance that would ban smoking
-- including smoking marijuana for medical purposes -- in all new apartments
and condos throughout Santa Monica will go before the Council again
Tuesday after a similar one failed in July.
Could Have New Smoking Ordinance
Montrose-La Crescenta (CA) Patch.com - September 26, 2012
Whether you light up a cigarette inside a Glendale apartment or try
to avoid inhaling, there could be a new smoking ordinance impacting
Montrose and La Crescenta residents.
Valley extends smoking ban in downtown area
The Union of Grass Valley - September 27, 2012
Law enforcement matters took center stage at Tuesdays Grass Valley
City Council meeting as the municipality voted to expand its ban smoking
on smoking downtown as well as voting to support abolishing the police
departments dispatch center to join a regional county dispatch
center. The 4-1 vote to join the towns of Truckee and Nevada City police
departments and the Nevada County Sheriffs Office in a regional
dispatch center at the sheriffs Nevada City headquarters.
Board to consider tobacco, bong ban
Costa Mesa (CA) Daily Pilot - September 27, 2012
Board member says certain products are not appropriate. Vendor claims
move is retaliation....
Council backs restaurant patio smoking ban
North County Times - September 26, 2012
Property manager Lisa Snyder said the owners of the Village Faire banned
smoking on most of the property about a half-dozen years ago, but there
are two ...
to review possible changes to citywide smoking laws
Glendale News Press - September 24, 2012
For the third time, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday is slated to
review a slew of options that could further restrict smoking in the
city. The council was scheduled to consider changing rules that limit
smoking inside apartment buildings and at restaurants in early August,
but delayed the matter.
Carlsbad Ban Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas?
Carlsbad (CA) Patch.com - September 21, 2012
The State of California enacted the State Workplace Smoking Law in 1988,
which bans smoking in enclosed places of employment, including restaurants.
gives OK to hookah lounge
Merced Sun - September 19, 2012
... open a hookah lounge and dance club, after the Planning Commission
declined to approve a conditional-use permit. ... "I'm not going
to say tobacco's good, I just don't," he said. "But two blocks
away we have a drive-through cigarette store.
ban at Redding parks moves forward
Record-Searchlight - September 13, 2012
The Redding Community Services Advisory Commission on Wednesday unanimously
approved a plan to make the city's parks smoke-free. The commission's
5-0 recommendation heads to the City Council for a public hearing, which
might be scheduled Oct. 16.
council votes to ban smoking in parks
Whittier Daily News - September 13, 2012
WHITTIER - This city was one of the first to ban smoking in restaurants
before it became a statewide requirement and now, it's prepared to do
the same thing for parks. After a 3-2 vote Tuesday, city staff is expected
to bring an ordinance to the council banning smoking in parks at its
Oct. 9 meeting.
In this case, Henderson said he believes the
state will follow Whittier's action. Already, 174 California municipalities
have banned smoking as of Jan. 2, according to a survey by American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
parks in Anderson? Sort of
Record-Searchlight (blog) - Sep 10, 2012
Smoke-free parks in Anderson? Sort of ... More recently, the Redding
City Council has adopted smoke-free zones for the Redding Library and
City Hall campus.
Multi-Unit Housings in San Bernardino County Go Smoke ...
Highland Community News (subscription) - September 7, 2012
Apartment and townhome complexes in the cities of San Bernardino, Loma
Linda, Redlands, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, and Rialto have
implemented regulations to protect residents in multi-unit housing from
environmental exposure to secondhand smoke.
to re-examine smoking ordinance
Fremont Bulletin - September 6, 2012
Fremont City Councilwoman Sue Chan would like to place more regulations
to protect non-smokers and improve the city's grade from the American
Lung Association. Chan asked fellow leaders Tuesday to approve a referral
to authorize city staffers to re-examine the smoking ordinance.
Flaut [Sic] City Ordinance
Alameda Sun - September 7, 2012
"I don't think these smokers are primarily folks who are
ignoring or flouting the ordinance, but people who just do not know
the smoking ban exists." ...
what do you think about the proposed smoking ban?
Record-Searchlight (blog) - September 6, 2012
Our totally unscientific Redding.com poll was pretty close to 50-50,
with a narrow majority of 600-odd voters saying yes, the city should
ban smoking in parks.
don't want to mix tax dollars with movie smoking
Los Angeles Times blogs - Sep 7, 2012
The American Lung Assn. in California says the bill shouldn't become
law until it prevents the state from subsidizing movies that showcase
considers tightening smoking regulations
Marinscope Community Newspapers - September 5, 2012
Up for consideration was a ban on smoking in any place where food or
drink are sold, including outdoor areas of restaurants and bars; a ban
on smoking at a ...
professor is co-author of largest tabacco [sic] use study
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California) - September 6, 2012
The worlds largest study of tobacco use to date was published
last month in the medical journal The Lancet and included Keck School
of Medicine professor Jonathan Samet as an author. ...
Allen: It's Time for Santa Barbara to Ban Smoking
Noozhawk - September 2, 2012
The time for a smoking ban inside Santa Barbara city limits is now!
Palomar's anti-smoking policy
North County Times - August 27, 2012
In response to, "Roses and raspberries: A 'snuffing out liberty'
raspberry," Aug. 20: As a recent college graduate, I am mortified
that the North County Times would bash Palomar College for taking a
stance against smoking. I am all for preserving the right to do as you
please when others aren't affected. However, the simple fact is that
secondhand smoke is detrimental to the health of smokers and non-smokers
alike. Nothing bugged me more as a student than the times I would come
in contact with a smoker while going from class to class.
to become a smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 27, 2012
No more designated smoking areas. No more smoking on campus at all
not twenty feet away from a building, not in the parking lot, not even
in your own car.
Methodist Hospital campus to go tobacco-free next year
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - August 27, 2012
Methodist Hospital of Southern California will join other hospitals
across the San Gabriel Valley when it implements a new tobacco-free
policy on its entire campus starting Jan. 1.
Smoking ban would clean up Redding's parks
Record-Searchlight - August 24, 2012
Editorial: Smoking ban would clean up Redding's parks ... i cant stand
the smell of sea food it makes my stomach turn , does that mean i should
push for banning all sea food places near my home ? or near my job?
... Violators may be banned.
ban on the way: Will Prohibit Smoking in Business Doorways
Chico News & Review - August 23, 2012
Smoke was the burning issue at the Tuesday (Aug. 21) meeting of the
Chico City Councilnot the smoke from forest fires in the air lately,
but the smoke from cigarettes. The council was responding to a request
from the American Lung Association for a comprehensive smoking policy
that included a ban on smoking in city parks and a ban on smoking within
20 feet of a business entryway.
Redding's parks going smoke free?
Record-Searchlight (blog) - August 23, 2012
Proponent Susan Hinz called prohibiting smoking in parks "a no-brainer,"
but other commission members thought the ordinance -- a straightforward
all-out ban on smoking parks -- went too far and suggested ... Violators
may be banned.
adopts ban on smoking medical pot in public
Merced Sun-Star - August 23, 2012
The city of Chowchilla recently adopted an ordinance outlawing smoking
medical marijuana in public.
policy will take effect in 2013
Solano Tempest - August 22, 2012
Until the policy takes effect, smoking is permitted only in designated
areas. SCC will be joining over 30 California community colleges in
the smoke-free policy.
to consider more smoking restrictions for apartment buildings
Glendale News Press - August 20, 2012
The City Council on Tuesday is set to review several options that could
restrict smoking in individual apartment units, bolstering Glendale's
current ban on ...
manager, smoking ban on Chico City Council agenda
Enterprise-Record - August 20, 2012
CHICO -- The City of Chico plans to hire Brian Nakamura as its new city
manager, with plans for Mayor Ann Schwab to sign the employment agreement
to have ...
in state's rural areas still too high
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat - August 17, 2012
The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, Cutting
Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, examines tobacco
addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide,
particularly among rural youth. ...
California can't give up on higher tobacco taxes
Sacramento (CA) Bee - August 17, 2012
The reason is to push down smoking rates, particularly among young people,
saving tens of thousands of lives and untold millions of dollars in
health care costs. In addition, the revenue from a $1 per pack increase
could put a dent in the state deficit an ..
ordinance needs protection
Glendale News Press (CA) - August 15, 2012
Smoking ordinance needs protection ... 21, the Glendale City Council
will be reviewing all of the current tobacco control ordinances and
opening them up for ...
considers restricting smoking in apartment buildings
Glendale News Press (CA) - August 13, 2012
Pasadena's ban on smoking in apartment units is set to begin next year,
but Santa ... night, he'd like to explore the possibility of banning
smoking in apartment units over time, ... Glendale bans smoking in general,
including hookah, inside most ...
MARCOS: Palomar College starts enforcing smoking ban
North County (CA) Times - Aug 13, 2012
The Palomar College governing board banned tobacco from its properties
Tuesday, after years of student efforts to make the campus a smoke-free
Community College campuses aim to be smoke free
Vacaville (CA) Reporter - Aug 12, 2012
After fielding complaints about smokers near the child care center,
the Solano Community College is moving toward making its campuses smoke-free,
the school announced Friday. Solano College on Aug. 1 implemented its
new smoke-free campus policy which al...
KXRM (CA) - August 10, 2012
After so many states banned smoking in public places, cities around
the U.S. are ... A number of cities in California have implemented a
non-smoking ban in ...
to mull park smoking ban
Tahoe Daily Tribune - August 8, 2012
The South Lake Tahoe City Council is expected to consider a ban on smoking
in city parks following concerns about the prevalence of marijuana smoking
Hospital Campus to Become Tobacco-Free
Arcadia (CA) Patch.com - August 3, 2012
A ban on the use of tobacco products anywhere on the Methodist Hospital
campus takes effect Jan. 1. This includes parking lots, hospital vehicles
and employees personal vehicles parked on the premises.
Santa Monica Daily Press - August 3, 2012
Concerned about the dangers of drifting second-hand smoke in apartments
and condos, the council was debating a smoking ban ordinance (which
was only for ...
Valley proposes new anti-smoking law
Marin Independent-Journal - August 2, 2012
The city of Mill Valley will host an information session on a proposed
new anti-smoking regulation that includes a ban on smoking in public
parks, outdoor areas of bars and restaurants and within 20 feet of bus
stops, ATM machines and children's play areas.
Beach parks poised to go smokeless
San Luis Obispo Tribune - July 30, 2012
Visitors to parks in Grover Beach may no longer be able to light up,
if a tentative City Council decision is affirmed. The council unanimously
voted last week to ban smoking at all city parks, including ... affairs;
consider banning smoking from public parks and surrounding sidewalks.
... Smoking would be banned at county mini-parks and neighborhood parks,
Smokers Migrate From Mercy Hospital To Sacramento Womans Front
CBS Local - July 27, 2012
It's an artfully crafted argument. Joanie Pope-Ferry has a message
for Mercy Hospital. I didnt want to be too mean about it
and too negative, but I wanted to get my point across, said Pope-Ferry.
Now shes had her message made into a mural on her fence. The
smell of smoke comes in my windows, said Pope-Ferry. Its
aimed at hospital visitors who smoke. It reads Mercy have mercy,
no smoking please and dont make an ash of yourself.
pot patients may doom strict smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - July 26, 2012
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Medical marijuana users appear to be partly
responsible for Santa Monica's decision to shelve a strict residential
smoking ban aimed at ...
Hills anti-smoking activist declared a nuisance, will be evicted
Los Angeles Daily News - July 25, 2012
A jury decided Tuesday that the Oakwood Apartments complex in Woodland
Hills has the right to evict a resident who was found guilty of harassing
smokers. The jury at the Van Nuys Superior Courthouse found that John
Birke, who has lived with his wife and daughter at the Oakwood Apartments
for nearly 20 years, had become a nuisance to residents who smoke near
the pool area of the complex. Residents complained Birke splashed smokers
with water and took their photographs.
Ban In Santa Monica Apartments, Condos Stalls In Second ...
Santa Monica Mirror - July 25, 2012
An ordinance banning smoking in multi-unit residences failed to muster
... Smoking Ban In Santa Monica Apartments, Condos Stalls In Second
... Two weeks ago, council members approved a proposed ordinance that
would have banned new ...
residential smoking ban in Santa Monica fails
Los Angeles Times - July 25, 2012
Santa Monica city leaders tabled a ban on residential smoking, citing
... Weiss said he supported the city's bans on smoking on the Promenade
and the Santa Monica ... In Santa Monica, smoking is banned at public
parks, beaches, libraries, ...
ban may gasp final breath
Santa Monica Daily Press - July 24, 2012
CITY HALL A controversial decision to ban smoking for new tenants
and condominium owners in Santa Monica looks likely to be reversed today
with two of its former supporters signaling a change of heart.
'em smoke, Santa Monica
A plan to bar new renters from smoking inside their apartments and
condos goes too far. The City Council should vote no.
Los Angeles Times - Jul July 23, 2012
For years, Santa Monica has banned smoking on city beaches, in parks
and near public buildings. Now it's considering expanding the prohibition.
On Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on a plan to bar new
renters from smoking inside their apartments and condos. The council
should demonstrate restraint and vote no. ...
Monica trailer park community threatened
U-T San Diego - July 22, 2012
... Chula Vista approves vacancy decontrol at mobile home parks ·
Mobile park upset by rent-control law · Santa Monica tightening
smoking restrictions ...
moves to ban smoking in city parks
Santa Maria Times - July 23, 2012
Smokers won't be able to light up in Grover Beach parks or on adjacent
sidewalks if a proposed ordinance is adopted at the next City Council
Cruz allows disabled woman to be smoked out then publishes ...
Bay Area Indymedia - July 22, 2012
Using HUD Community Development and Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the City
of Santa Cruz published a guide to Fair Housing which is available,
as per the link below, on the Santa Cruz city website. Yet a little
more than a year ago, between May and June 2011, the City of Santa Cruz
discriminated against my sister Patricia Colby at the Mission Gardens
Apartments by denying her a reasonable accommodation for the effects
of secondhand tobacco smoke used by recalcitrant smokers at the Mission
Gardens Apartments to kill her based upon her disabilities. ...
Eric Mar, Happy Meal Crusader, Adds Smokers to the ...
SF Weekly (blog) - July 20, 2012
Supervisor Eric Mar, the unhappy french fry guy, has taken on some
rather dubious causes: Banning Happy Meals and stripper mobiles. But
since 86ing cheap meat and strippers isn't going to totally protect
your children from this terrible place called Earth, Mar has decided
to go ahead and ban smoking at local street fairs, too.
San Francisco Smoking Ban Would Prohibit Smoking In Public ...
Huffington Post - July 19, 2012
A San Francisco Supervisor is looking to crack down on the smoking
in public with a proposed bill that would ban tobacco use at outdoor
events such as street fairs and concerts. Dont worry, smoking
pot is still cool--this is San Francisco, after all.
smoking outdoors (except for pot!)
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - July 20, 2012
Only in San Francisco. Elected officials there are considering a law
that would extend the city's smoking ban to any outdoor events held
on city pro...
ban smoking in many public spots
Adobe Press - July 20, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that
prohibits smoking in or near county-owned buildings and facilities,
community parks ...
Loretta Keller: Condo smoking ban goes too far
Pasadena Star-News - July 20, 2012
WITH a new secondhand smoke law pending, Santa Monica s apartment houses
and condominiums should display signs saying either "CAUTION! SMOKERS
could be banned
Times Press Recorder July 20, 2012
A staff report prepared by City Attorney Martin Koczanowicz and Police
Chief Jim Copsey said a ban on smoking in that area would be hard to
enforce and ...
could be banned in city parks
TimesPressRecorder.com July 20, 2012
Smokers wont be able to light up in Grover Beach parks or on adjacent
sidewalks if a proposed ordinance is adopted at the next City Council
meeting. The council on Tuesday approved the first reading of the proposed
ordinance after revising it to eliminate a proposed exempt zone at Ramona
When or if the smoke clears
Santa Monica (CA) Daily Press - Jul 20, 2012
Living in an apartment, I can attest that when your neighbor smokes
you smoke, or at a minimum, your place smells like an ash tray. It's
uncanny how the insidious smoke sneaks through vents and electrical
outlets and seeps through walls. (It all sounds
moratorium on new tobacco retailers fizzles
San Jose Mercury News - July 18, 2012
DUBLIN -- An attempt to stem a possible influx of new tobacco sellers,
hoping to locate here before the city can adopt tough new tobacco rules,
fizzled at the City Council meeting Tuesday. ...
New Times SLO - July 19, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors split 3-2 on a decision to ban smoking
at county facilities. On July 17, Supervisors Frank Mecham and Paul
County Supervisors Approve Changes to Smoking Ban
KCOY.com (CA) - July 18, 2012
San Luis Obispo- The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted
3-2 to approve an ordinance to ban smoking outdoors in parts of San
Luis Obispo ...Smoking will be restricted outside all 19 Licking County
government properties, but just how restrictive has not been determined.
a copy for the library Supervisors vote to snuff smoking at county sites
San Luis Obispo Tribune (CA) - July 18, 2012
State parks would not be included in the ban. ... He said smoking bans
elsewhere have reduced the number of people smoking and that it is government's
responsibility to protect the health of its ... Flagrant or repeat violators
will be banned.
SLO County smoking ban: Good idea, or Draconian violation of ...
Examiner.com - July 18, 2012
Many non-smokers are in favor of this ban, while smokers and non-smokers
who are ... be a hefty weight when considering whether or not these
bans are wise.
Banned Inside Santa Monica Residences
NBC Los Angeles July 11, 2012
Smoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near ...
council sought to expand that prohibition and voted 4-2 to ban smoking
for all new tenants. ... The coastal city's smoking bans date back almost
two decades and Radinsky ...
council passes resolution adopting smoke free environment
Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin - Jul 11, 2012
The Claremont City Council on Tuesday night passed a resolution against
second-hand smoke in outdoor areas. There is no enforcement for the
resolution but there will be $2,000 worth of signage and marketing ...
to consider eliminating second-hand smoke in outdoor ...
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - July 9, 2012
City leaders are considering a new stand against second-hand smoke.
The City Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution against smoking
that will also include funding ... In April 2010, the city voted 4-1
against a previous ordinance to ban smoking in areas such as ... Smoking
bans are nothing new in the Inland Valley.
Council Approves City Budget and FEMA in Cerritos
Cerritos-Artesia (CA) Patch.com - July 9, 2012
The city's budget along with other topics such as secondhand smoke
and CALEMA/FEMA in Cerritos were on the agenda.
Will others follow Del Mar Fair lead?
North County Times - Jul 8, 2012
As sovereign nations, Indian casino resorts are not required to comply
with California's smoke-free workplace laws. Two Indian casinos in Northern
can ban smoking but not by just posting a sign
Los Angeles Times - July 8, 2012
California landlords can forbid smoking in common areas and individual
units. But the smoking ban must be included in each tenant's rental
Money in California Politics (PDF)
Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing (ALA of California) - Jul
This report details spending by tobacco interests on lobbying expenditures
and campaign contributions for the first year of the 2011-2012 election
cycle. This report is one in a series of regular updates produced by
the Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing, a project of the American
Lung Association in California.
officially snuffed out in county housing
KGET 17 - July 2, 2012
Smoking is banned in the county's Housing Authority apartments. ...
for five years, so he feels banning smoking inside the building is outrageous.
... HACK's Deputy Director Patricia Norris says the ban should not come
as a surprise to tenants.
Tobacco companies keep winning
Oroville (CA) Mercury-Register - Jul 1, 2012
Incredible! You doubt in an editorial that "big tobacco" was
behind the loss of California's Proposition 29. . . . Once again, a
proposition that would have done immense public good has been defeated
by the tobacco industry. When are we going to wake up
ban smoking on property
Tahoe Daily Tribune - Jul 2, 2012
Local resorts have banned smoking on their mountains for the summer.Due
to the high threat of forest fire at Lake Tahoe, Northstar California
Resort (read more)
Analysis: The Establishment Killed Cig Tax Prop. 29
CityWatch LA - Jun 29, 2012
The Establishments push now is for Gov. Jerry Browns $8.5
billion tax increase on the November ballot. Had Prop. 29 passed, voters
might consider that they already had performed their socialist duty
for 2012 in June, and didnt need to do so again in No
Stop smoking on campuses
Santa Maria (CA) Times - Jun 29, 2012
This policy would benefit students and faculty by eliminating exposure
to secondhand smoke, and promote the healthy higher learning atmosphere
of Allan Hancock College.
Smoking ordinance a good idea
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier - Jun 28, 2012
The majority of those responding to this weeks Argus-Courier online
poll said that Petaluma should pass an ordinance banning smoking within
20 feet of a bus stop. More than 61 percent said Petaluma should pass
applaud smoke-free policies
Hanford Sentinel - June 28, 2012
Editor: The effort of the Kings County Tobacco-Free Partnership in
working with multi-unit housing complexes on the adoption of voluntary
smoke-free policies should be commended.
Kearney Hub - June 25, 2012
We find ourselves in a quandary. On one hand, we applaud the Fremont
City Councils approval of a resolution that prohibits tobacco
use in city parks and trails except in designated areas. But we also
cant help being concerned about another governmental intrusion
into our lives.
Beach May Ban Smoking on Pier: So Where Can You Still ...
LA Weekly (blog) - June 25, 2012
The Department of Beaches and Harbors banned smoking on any beach within
... the only piers remaining that don't fall under a smoking ban are
the Belmont ...
County considers new smoking ban
Santa Maria Times - Jun 25, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors have introduced an ordinance that
would prohibit smoking in county-owned buildings, community parks and
all properties ...
Voters say not to tobacco tax
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record - Jun 24, 2012
Our view: Proposition crafters need to do a better job of spreading
the pain, rather than picking on one sector.
smoke told to 'butt' out at Vallejo public parks
Vallejo Times-Herald - Jun 23, 2012
Vallejo is the first Solano County city to approve a smoking ban in
all of its city parks, ... initiative, said Vallejo joins 120 other
California cities with similar bans.
29 cigarette tax backers concede defeat
San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 23, 2012
Glantz does not believe the substance of the initiative was the problem.
He blamed media
coverage, including a high-profile "no" endorsement by the
Los Angeles Times. In Los Angeles County, the measure lost by half of
a percentage point; in San Francisco,
voters narrowly reject new tobacco tax
Lexington Herald-Leader - June 22, 2012
A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer
research has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining
too close to call for more than two weeks.
may ban smoking on public property
Adobe Press - June 22, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors introduced an ordinance Tuesday
that would prohibit smoking in county-owned buildings, community parks
and all properties that surround county facilities, including walkways
and parking lots.
Ban Smoking on the Pier
Patch.com - June 22, 2012
The city may soon ban smoking on the Redondo Beach Pier if Councilman
Pat Aust gets his way.
Santa Maria Sun - June 21, 2012
Smokers in two apartment complexes in Northern Santa Barbara County
will have to find someplace else to light up, if they're to comply with
a smoking ban ...
Beach Councilman Aust proposes smoking ban on pier
Daily Breeze - June 21, 2012
Redondo Beach Councilman Pat Aust has proposed banning smoking on the
city s pier. Under the city s Municipal Code, smoking is currently outlawed
in parks, ... a comprehensive smoking ordinance that bans lighting up
in nearly all public ...
The right to breathe
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier JUN 18, 2012
public transit districts are allied with the Americans with Disabilities
Act and have instituted the policy prohibiting smoking within 20 feet
of their transit stops for just this reason. When I emailed Petaluma
Transit Division Manager Joe Rye about my
cigarette tax initiative picking up votes in late tally
Los Angeles Times - Jun 17, 2012
Proposition 29, the $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes in California, is
narrowing the gap with the 'no' vote as mail-in ballots are counted.
on smoking in county parks considered
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune - Jun 15, 2012
Smoking would be banned at county mini-parks and neighborhood parks,
in parking lots near county buildings and in other outdoor locales under
an ordinance being considered by the county Board of Supervisors. ...
center takes healthy step
Catalina Island News (CA) June 14, 2012
The decision to become a completely non-smoking facility was made by
a hospital committee composed of smoking and non-smoking employees as
well as ...
imposes smoking ban on 2000 California apartments
Los Angeles Times - Jun 10, 2012
The Towbes Group Inc. of Santa Barbara said it has become the largest
apartment portfolio in California to impose a no-smoking policy on individual
units and common areas.
tax back from the dead
CNN - June 8, 2012
Despite headlines saying that it lost Tuesday's vote, the fate of California's
proposed $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes is still in limbo, and state
officials said late Thursday that a final result is likely weeks away.
Unanimously Approves Park Smoking Ban
Arcadia (CA) Patch.com - June 7, 2012
The Arcadia City Council has unanimously passed a ban on smoking in
parks and recreation areas, with the exception of the Par-3 Golf Course.
The ordinance follows a report by the American Lung Association that
gave Arcadia an F grade in air quality.
In Long-Term Care Facilities Debated
California Healthline - Jun 7, 2012
California already prohibits smoking inside hospital buildings, so Assembly
member Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) thought it made good sense to
extend that ban to long-term nursing facilities.
a health sciences professor at Cal State Sacramento who spoke at yesterday's
hearing on AB 217, had a catchier way to put it: "Smoking is optional,"
Levy said, "whereas breathing is not."
29 Loses In Tight Vote Count
KSRO - June 7, 2012
California's Proposition 29, the ballot measure to raise the state's
sales tax on tobacco products, has failed by a very slight margin. ...
Ballots Could Swing Prop 29 Vote
NBC Bay Area - June 7, 2012
Prop 29 supporters won't concede defeat until absentee votes are counted.
Money again decides fate of ballot initiatives
Sacramento Bee - June 7, 2012
29 has gone up in smoke, there is no doubt an onslaught of negative
advertising by Big Tobacco left it wheezing and close to collapse. The
cigarette industry ...
money contributed to likely defeat of California tobacco tax
Winston-Salem Journal - June 6, 2012
... largest U.S. tobacco manufacturers has helped defeat a cigarette
excise-tax ... Passage of the proposition would raise the state's excise
tax on cigarettes by $1, ... of State office, Reynolds and its affiliates
spent $14.1 million on advertising, ...
owners ban smoking at 3 Ventura complexes
Ventura County Star - June 6, 2012
The Santa Barbara-based Towbes Group Inc. said its new smoke-free policy
will affect 480 units at Cypress Meadows, Cypress Point and Ralston
showdown as Californians vote on tax
CNN - June 5, 2012
The new law would raise taxes on every pack of cigarettes by $1, yielding
an ... here in California and on tobacco prevention and cessation programs
to protect kids ... About $47 million has been raised in efforts --
including TV advertising -- to ...
companies, Lance Armstrong clash in Prop 29 battle
News10.net - June 5, 2012
But tobacco companies and their allies say that voter approval of an
extra tax in the nation's largest cigarette market would crush owners
of small businesses ... Smokers in the state bought about 970 million
packs of cigarettes - spending ... Medical Association, were too poor
to mount an early advertising campaign, he said.
firms blitz airwaves to block cigarette tax
Democratic Underground - June 5, 2012
AN ADVERTISING blitz funded by tobacco companies has eroded Californians'
support for a ballot measure to be voted on today to raise taxes on
implore council to save pool, smoking ban passes
Gilroy Dispatch - June 5, 2012
On a 4-1 vote, Council approved an ordinance that will ban smoking
in public parks except in designated areas. ...
smokers could get snubbed
Gilroy Dispatch - June 4, 2012
Gilroy's smoking ban would subject those caught smoking where it is
prohibited to ... Since the county enforced smoking bans, several cities
have followed suit. ... to consider banning smoking in parks ·
How to spend $1.3M of the city's money ...
Smoke-free patio program hits 100 restaurants
Press-Enterprise - June 4, 2012
The Riverside County Department of Public Health program that targets
second-hand smoke reaches a milestone.
Jerry Brown aide hobbled by 'vestige of the smoking tent'
Sacramento (CA) Bee - Jun 4, 2012
McFadden broke her left foot May 10 - hobbled, she said, by "a
vestige of the smoking tent." The tent, in the courtyard in which
former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously smoked cigars, was folded
up when Schwarzenegger left office, but steel stakes that fastened it
to the ground remained. McFadden, who turned her foot on one, was back
to work right after the accident, fitted with a boot and cast. Welders
removed the stakes from the ground the next day.
non-smoking rules in west county
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 4, 2012
If smokers think they can go to incorporated areas such as Sebastopol
or Santa Rosa to light up, sorry. The same ordinance has already been
adopted by those ...
money can erase big deficits in California ballot initiative races
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - June 4, 2012
This year, Proposition 29 is facing long odds to overcome Big Tobacco
s vast ... Courtesy Californians For A Cure -- Screen grab of the 15
second video ad ... fund research to cure cancer caused by cigarette
smoking and other kinds of cancer. ... Proposition 29, the ballot measure
that would raise taxes on cigarettes by $1 a ...
companies blitz airwaves to block California tax on cigarettes
The Guardian - June 4, 2012
An advertising blitz funded by tobacco companies has eroded Californians'
support for a ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes, putting the
vote's outcome ...
29 is facing long odds to overcome Big Tobacco's vast money advantage
Alameda Times-Star - June 4, 2012
Dr. La Donna Porter as she appears in a political television ad, urging
voters to ... raise the current 87 cents-a-pack tobacco tax to a $1
a pack on cigarettes, with the .... 86 Increase cigarette taxes by $2.60
a pack 2006 general $16.5 million ...
Armstrong takes on Big Tobacco in Calif.
CBS News - June 4, 2012
California hasn't raised cigarette taxes in a decade, and the tobacco
industry will ... slap an additional $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and
other tobacco products to ... Medical Association, were too poor to
mount an early advertising campaign, ...
29 Fight Draws Business Leaders
San Diego Business Journal - June 4, 2012
... leaders have weighed in regarding Proposition 29, the cigarette
tax measure on ... 5 California ballot which has generated a good deal
of television advertising. ... Money raised by Proposition 29's additional
tax on tobacco products would ...
29 - Most in California unaware State has one of nation's ...
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2012
He says voters who know that cigarettes are cheaper in California are
more likely to ... As Reynolds speaks in the spot, a list of 32 State
tobacco taxes all higher than California's scrolls up. ...
29 - Most in California unaware State has one of nation's lowest tobacco
taxes, says TobaccoFree.org
CBS MarketWatch - Jun 3, 2012
Grandson of RJ Reynolds appears in 11th hour TV spot informing voters
that 32 States have higher tobacco taxes than CA
Boyns: Employees smoking outside of the workplace
Monterey County Herald May 31, 2012
Local ordinances may also help employers in controlling the smoking
habits of employees. Salinas prohibits smoking in common work areas
occupied by ...
ban begins at Sonoma County outdoor restaurant areas
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 1, 2012
Beginning today, smoking is prohibited in outdoor restaurant and bar
areas that fall within the jurisdiction of Sonoma County.
rule bans smoking in outdoor dining areas such as patios at restaurants,
bars ... its existing no-smoking ordinance by banning smoking in multi-unit
housing, ... In December, smoking was banned on all county-owned property,
County Snuffs Out Patio Smoking
NBC Bay Area - June 1, 2012
Outdoor areas at restaurants and bars off-limits for Sonoma County
smokers. ... Restaurants, bars forced to ban smoking in outdoor areas
... Smoking is already banned in common areas of apartment complexes,
county-owned properties, and ...
smoke measure in the works
Santa Ynez Valley Journal - May 31, 2012
The Buellton City Council gave first approval to a law that snuffs
out smoking in most public places. By a 4-1 vote, the council on May
24 voted to ban smoking within 20 feet of businesses and at bus stops
and transit centers, in retail and service lines, in 75% of outdoor
dining areas and other places. The ban would not apply to outdoor seating
sections of bars.
She also urged the board to include electronic
cigarettes under the ban. Introduced in the United States five years
ago, electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco ...
County gets $253000 to fight chronic disease
Merced Sun-Star - May 31, 2012
For example, for the tobacco-free living objective, the department
will work to increase the number of multi-unit housing complexes that
protect tenants from ...
seeks social change through smoking ban
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - May 31, 2012
New rules implemented at the beginning of this year ban smoking in
Alamedas commercial corridors and shopping centers, at public
events like farmers markets and fairs, on beaches and at bus stops.
They will also prohibit smoking in all of Alamedas multi-unit
housing as of January 1, 2013. ...
yes for Prop. 29
Monterey County Herald - May 30, 2012
A tax of $1 per pack of cigarettes is reasonableand timelyespecially
... is one of only three states that have not raised its cigarette tax
in more than a decade. ... Big tobacco spends more than $1 million an
hour nationally on advertising and ...
American tobacco control experts unanimously support Prop ...
San Francisco Bay View - May 29, 2012
Tobacco-related diseases kill more Blacks than AIDS, violence and other
... African American high school students, the price of menthol cigarettes
goes down ...
questionnaire: Richard Bloom
Santa Monica Daily Press - May 30, 2012
Should smoking tobacco be banned within multi-unit apartment
Big Tobacco blows smoke in its campaign to deceive voters
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun - May 28, 2012
... increasing the state tax on cigarettes means more money for California
and less money shipped to them in Virginia and North Carolina.
Tobacco Tax Pits Lance Armstrong Versus Altria
Bloomberg News - May 27, 2012
"If California voters do not sign off on an increase of cigarette
taxes in a very nonsmoking state, and punishing tobacco companies that
nobody likes, courtesy of ads featuring a cancer victim and Lance Armstrong,
I'm not sure what tax increase can pass.
Tobacco has no shame; show them a loss on Proposition 29
Vallejo Times-Herald - May 25, 2012
The shameful, deceitful, irresponsible ad campaign by Big Tobacco on
... to defeat a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes that could save hundreds
of thousands of lives ... help keep the state from dipping into previously
adopted cigarette tax revenue.
Tobacco leads in spending race for June election
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - May 25, 2012
Bankrolled largely by Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds, the campaign
to defeat Proposition 29 raised nearly $41 million through May 19
smokeless at Hancock
Santa Maria Times - May 24, 2012
Smoking on campus can harm students, employees, professors and children
in the ... Secondhand smoke will surely harm everyone, especially people
butts are toxic waste
Modesto Bee - May 24, 2012
I hear on television about how bad secondhand smoking is, and the toxic
waste caused by this problem. Think about the animal and wildlife dangers.
Monterey County Herald - May 24, 2012
Proposition 29 on the June 5 ballot has brought smoking back to the
fore in California.
In the workplace, California's smokers have
experienced a relative lull in critical focus since the landmark smoke-free
workplace legislation was passed in the ...
money swaying California voters
Central Valley Business Times (Stockton, CA) - May 24, 2012
Prop 29 support erodes as dollars pile up • 'Speaks loudly
about how a well-funded opposition is able to raise voters' doubts and
for Calif. tobacco tax hike falls off
Reuters AlertNet - May 24, 2012
The measure would increase California's tax on a pack of cigarettes
to $1.87 to fund ... for the measure with advertising that claims it
would establish an unaccountable ... Asked a general question about
views on increasing taxes on cigarette ...
smoke dangers are real
Santa Ynez Valley News (CA) - May 24, 2012
The ordinance would spell out areas that would be off limits to smokers,
including local parks. It would also require retailers to buy a permit
from the city to sell ...
New satirical ad: Californians "supporting" Big Tobacco
San Francisco Chronicle blog - May 24, 2012
Portal A, the much-lauded ad creators who gave California the "Ed
Lee's 2 Legit 2 Quit" video is now taking on Big Tobacco . . .
A version of this ad debuted last night on ABC's "Dancing with
The shtick here is bare-knuckled satire. A group of Californians talk
to the camera about how they "support" Big Tobacco, which
is the major funder - like put $40 miiiiiiiillion in your pipe and smoke
it - of the anti-Prop 29 effort.
County outlaws smoking in multi-family housing complexes
Marin Independent-Journal - May 23, 2012
An ordinance banning smoking in apartment and condominium complexes
in Marin's unincorporated areas drew unanimous approval from the Marin
County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
No one protested the
proposal, which drew support from a spectrum of groups represented by
the Smoke Free Marin Coalition as well as the American Lung ...
bans smoking within multi-family complexes should more ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - May 23, 2012
Belmont was the trendsetter in this housing complex anti-smoking ban,
when it ... ordinance this week banning smoking in apartment and condo
complexes in ...
R. Seffrin and Lance Armstrong: Give Big Tobacco a kick in the ash and
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram - May 21, 2012
Yes on 29 saves lives, protects kids, boosts the state economy and invests
in cancer research that will directly benefit Californians today and
for generations to come.
Smoking Ban Extended to Patios, Waiting Lines, Condo Commons
NeighborWebSJ - May 21, 2012
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously to extend the ban on outdoor
smoking to include outdoor patios, standing in line at ATMs or movie
theaters and in common outdoor areas of apartment and condo complexes.
Vote Yes on Proposition 29
Independent Voter Network - May 20, 2012
As a doctor who has seen many lives destroyed by cigarette smoking,
and as ... The fact is Prop 29 is opposed almost singularly
by Big Tobacco and their agents. ...
to decide on hookah lounge ban
U-T San Diego - May 21, 2012
The Vista City Council is scheduled to decide on Tuesday whether to
adopt an ordinance banning hookah lounges in the city.
is a water pipe in which flavored tobacco placed at the top of the ...
regulations also define hookah pipe and specify that cigarettes
and cigars are not ...
State Fullerton to become first smoke-free CSU campus
Los Angeles Times - May 18, 2012
Lighting up anywhere on the grounds of Cal State Fullerton will be
forbidden under a new policy that makes Fullerton the first completely
smoke-free campus in ...
Adopts Campus-Wide Smoking Ban
KGTV San Diego - May 18, 2012
California State University, Fullerton has adopted a campus-wide smoking
ban. ... banned smoking on most of the campus in 2003 but the new rule
also bans ...
THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S IRE, BUT FAIR IS OK WITH ...
U-T San Diego - May 18, 2012
Last week, the fair board voted to go smoke-free in 2013. That's right.
The policy won't be enacted for another year. That means a projected
1.5 million fairgoers ...
Del Mar fair's smoking policy draws fire
U-T San Diego - May 18, 2012
The region's biggest draws including Legoland, Petco Park, Qualcomm
Stadium, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are
all smoke-free, ...
you support Prop 29, the $1 tax increase on cigarettes and other tobacco
research? - products to fund cancer
Morgan Hill (CA) Times - May 18, 2012
Yes 63% No 38%
Madera bans smoking in town parks
Marin Independent-Journal - May 16, 2012
Lighting up will be prohibited in all Corte Madera parks next month
after the Town Council approved changes to the town's smoking ordinance.
Lappert said he voted against the amendment because he believes
the dangers of second-hand smoke are overstated and a smoking ban in
parks is ...
Park council to hold first reading on smoking ban
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - May 16, 2012
MONTEREY PARK - At Wednesdays meeting, the City Council will
hold the first reading of an ordinance to ban smoking in outdoor dining
and shopping areas.
29 Gives Smokers One More Reason To Quit
KPBS -(California) May 16, 2012
Smokers can choose from an array of services to help them quit for
good. ... 2012; Smoking Continues In San Diego Parks Despite Ban | April
13, 2010; Free ...
endorses law outlawing tobacco smoking in apartments
Marin Independent-Journal (California) - May 16, 2012
A measure cracking down on smoking tobacco in multifamily apartments
in ... It's a revised version of an ordinance approved several months
ago, then sent back ...
County passes tough tobacco sales law
The Salinas Californian (CA)- May 15, 2012
"I'm thrilled," said Dale Hillard, chairman of the Coalition
for a Tobacco-Free ... County health director Ray Bullick led a group
of Tobacco-Free Coalition ...
Diego County Fair to go smoke-free in 2013
Coast News (CA) - May 15, 2012
If smoking was banned in all workplaces the quit rate would increase
74 percent, the report states. Watson said if an all-out ban can't be
accomplished within a ...
Tuesday Be Careful Where You Smoke
Patch.com - May 14, 2012
The City of Mountain View's smoking ban goes into effect in outdoor
dining areas, picnic park areas and within 25-feet of any smoke-free
Bloomberg takes fight against cigarettes to California
amNY - May 14, 2012
The mayor has gotten smoking banned in New York City bars and parks
and now he is taking aim at curbing the habit in the Golden State. Mayor
Michael Bloomberg has launched an online donation page to raise money
for the California Cancer Research Act, aka Prop. 29. The ballot initiative,
which goes to polls next month, will levy a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes
to help pay for cancer research and other initiatives.
stand up to Big Tobacco
Activate Direct - May 15, 2012
Mike Bloomberg has pledged to match every donation in support of Prop
29 dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000
Smoking Could Heat Up Town Hall
Patch.com - May 14, 2012
The Corte Madera Town Council on Tuesday will take another look at
its move to leave ABAG and an ordinance to ban smoking within town parks.
sell for tobacco taxes in California
Sacramento (CA) Bee - May 14, 2012
In the past decade, red and blue states alike, from Mississippi to New
York, have approved more than 100 tobacco tax hikes in a desperate hunt
for budget revenue.
Cigarette tax is a lifesaver
Tobacco companies are taking aim at Proposition 29, which would raise
cigarette taxes $1 a pack. But they're blowing smoke.
Los Angeles Times - May 14, 2012
SACRAMENTO Cigarette makers have a certified history of deception,
distortion and lying. And let's not forget fraud and racketeering. Those
aren't my words. Credit U.S. District Judge Gladys E. Kessler of Washington,
29: Imposes additional tax on cigarettes for cancer research: FUNDING
Maplight.org - May 13, 2012
company ads take aim at Proposition 29
Los Angeles Times - May 12, 2012
Every morning when UC San Diego physicist Herbert Levine laces up his
running shoes and chugs alongside Mission Bay, his earphones crackle
with radio ads opposing a proposed $1-per-pack cigarette tax to raise
money for cancer research.
The June 5 ballot initiative would
raise cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to fund tobacco-related disease research.
Its supporters lack the funds for a ...
Carl Larkin: GOP, Big Tobacco join up to fight tax
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight - May 12, 2012
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle carried an interesting front-page
story about the forthcoming June primary election. On the ballot will
be a "yes" or "no" vote on Prop. 29, which calls
for a tax increase of $1 per pack of cigarettes. These additional monies
are to be spent on cancer research and other tobacco-related illnesses.
backers add funds to fight Prop. 29
San Francisco Chronicle - May 12, 2012
Big tobacco isn't the only interest group pouring money into the fight
over Prop. 29, which would increase California's cigarette tax by $1
Brown fires doctor in anti-tobacco tax ad
Sacramento Bee - May 11, 2012
Under pressure from health advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday
removed a controversial physician from a state health board after she
appeared in an industry-funded ad against a tobacco tax hike on the
June ballot. ...
smoking areas needed on campus
StateHornet.com - May 10, 2012
A majority of public buildings in the country, with a few exemptions
like casinos, are smoke-free indoors. Seems obvious since the 50s
when it was acceptable to smoke pretty much anywhere.
at least 704 smoke-free campuses in the country, according to the American
Non-Smokers' Rights Foundation.
News editorial: Vote yes on Prop. 29 to raise cigarette ...
San Jose Mercury News - May 10, 2012
Big Tobacco will spend $40 million this spring to convince Californians
that Proposition 29's $1 per pack tax increase on cigarettes is a fiscal
ban, sign designs on tap in Nevada City ($$)
The Union, May 9, 2012
After an initial April 25 discussion, the Nevada City Council asked
that a proposal be brought before them banning smoking on all sidewalks,
to consider secondhand-smoke law
Santa Ynez Valley News - May 10, 2012
Smoking in many public places in Buellton could soon vanish like a
puff from ... 20 feet of businesses and ban all smoking at bus stops
and transit centers, ...
Ventura County Star - May 9, 2012
As a doctor who has seen many lives destroyed by cigarette smoking,
and as an American Heart Association volunteer, I am very disappointed
with the Ventura County Stars recommendation to vote no
on Prop 29. Think about this: right now, cardiovascular disease is the
No. 1 killer in California, with 30 percent of these deaths attributed
to smoking. We have a chance to change the tide with Prop 29. This proposed
$1 tobacco tax paid only by those who purchase tobacco products
will save 104,000 lives, stop 228,000 kids from smoking and generate
more than $500 million every year to support advances in the prevention,
detection and treatment of heart disease, cancer and other smoking-related
moves up timetable for going smoke-free
U-T San Diego (CA) - May 8, 2012
DEL MAR A smoke-free Del Mar Fairgroundds will likely be a reality
sooner ... was to wait until 2014 to ban cigarettes from the property
altogether and ...
bans Halloween smoking
Lassen County (CA) News - May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012 The Susanville City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday,
May 2 to prohibit smoking on Main Street during Safe and Sane Halloween.
Alert: Tobacco firms chip in another $15 million against ...
Sacramento Bee - May 7, 2012
Two tobacco giants chipped in another $15 million against a tobacco
tax initiative on Friday, bringing their running tally to $38 million
in the Proposition 29 campaign, state records show.
The new donations
by RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Philip Morris USA and their affiliates came
as the No on 29 campaign launched a new television attack ad featuring
Morain: Big tobacco's unlikeliest ally
Sacramento (CA) Bee - May 6, 2012
Wearing a lab coat and speaking from an exam room, La Donna Porter looks
every bit the wise physician, even as she does the bidding of the tobacco
industry, which contributes to the deaths of 443,000 Americans every
Whether or not she was conned by her ex-husband, Porter's
eyes are wide open now. She knows she's doing the tobacco industry's
bidding. What must she think when she sees emphysema and cancer patients
gasping for air? What must her patients think when they see her on television?
To breathe or not to breathe
Lake County (CA) News - May 6, 2012
Whenever my daughter and I walk by someone who is smoking we look at
each other, ... That's because there is no safe level of exposure to
of the tobacco tax as user fee
Los Angeles Times - May 6, 2012
California's cigarette tax is far below the national average of $1.46,
according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The state ranks 33rd.
industry gearing up to take down California cigarette tax initiative
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze - May 6, 2012
SACRAMENTO - In what is quickly turning into another high- stakes policy
battle to be decided by California voters, tobacco giants Philip Morris
and R.J. Reynolds are forking over tens of millions of dollars to defeat
a new tobacco tax on the June ballot.
smokers face $48 fine
The Orion - May 2, 2012
Smokers now have something in common with students who ride their bikes
on campus - fines. As of April 1, those who smoke too closely to buildings
will be warned first, and then could face a $48 fine.
areas have been chosen to minimize involuntary exposure to smoke while
providing reasonably convenient, safe and comfortable locations for
lounges could be unhealthy trend in Kern County
Bakersfield Now April 30, 2012
It is a centuries-old tradition in the Middle East that's become a very
trendy form of entertainment for many young people in Kern County.
"Cigarettes are way more addicting than hookah," Wesson said.
The tobacco itself has many flavors, including cherry, chocolate and
pumpkin pie, ...
Smoking Laws No Walk In The Park
Corte Madera to consider tougher enforcement of smoking ordinances
at Tuesday's Town Council meeting
Corte Madera received a black eye earlier this year in a report from
the American Lung Association, but now a group of citizens is fighting
back. They're not fighting the findings of the report. They want to
give Corte Madera a kick in the butt.
on cigarette tax delayed
San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 30, 2012
The San Luis Obispo County Health Commission has postponed a decision
on whether to endorse a June ballot measure that would increase cigarette
taxes until it receives more information.
Proposition 29 would
add a tax on cigarettes to raise money for cancer research, ... Reynolds
American Inc., which includes RJ Reynolds Tobacco, ...
Big Tobacco wants you to think doctors oppose cigarette tax
Sacramento (CA) Bee, 2012-04-29
We knew it was only a matter of time before the tobacco industry unleashed
a media barrage that would attempt to confuse voters about Proposition
29, the initiative on the June ballot that seeks to raise the tobacco
tax to increase funding for cancer research.
Firms Step Up Efforts To Defeat Cigarette Tax Hike Measure
California Healthline - April 27, 2012
Tobacco companies -- including Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds -- are
spending tens ... so the cigarette industry will have to spend their
advertising budget ...
on Prop. 29
Los Angeles (CA) Times - April 27, 2012
Tobacco companies are contributing more than $20 million to the campaign
to defeat Proposition 29, outspending the pro-tax campaign which
is supported by bicycling star and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong
by more than 5 to 1. We couldn't disagree more with their reasons for
doing so, and it makes us uncomfortable to agree with them at all, but
from our perspective, this initiative takes perfectly good tax money
and misspends it; we'd rather see an alternative proposal that hikes
the cigarette tax but spends the money more wisely. We recommend a no
vote on Proposition 29.
OKs outdoor smoking ban ($$)
Morgan Hill (CA) Times - April 27, 2012
by Michael Moore Staff Writer In a bizarre sequence of procedures,
the city council banned smoking outdoors in public places Wednesday.
Half Moon Bay Review - April 26, 2012
A group of Half Moon Bay teens wants to clear the smoke from apartments
like ... he would introduce an ordinance banning smoking in multifamily
industry gearing up to take down California cigarette tax ...
Inside Bay Area - April 25, 2012
In what is quickly turning into another high-stakes policy battle to
be decided by California voters, tobacco giants Philip Morris and R.J.
Reynolds are forking over tens of millions of dollars to defeat a new
tobacco tax on the June ballot.
Proposition 29, which would boost
taxes by $1 a pack of cigarettes to $1.87, ... so the cigarette industry
will have to spend their advertising budget ...
Bay limits outdoor smoking, stops short of ban
San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2012
In a month, it will be tougher to smoke outside in public areas of
Morro Bay. Stopping short of the outright ban that was originally proposed,
the Morro Bay City Council on Tuesday voted to forbid smoking within
20 feet of entranceways, vents and other places where smoke could enter
an enclosed area.
Stopping short of the outright ban that was
originally proposed, ... Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach also have rules
banning smoking in public places.
signature final stage in ban
The Daily Titan - April 26, 2012
By Michael Munoz The smoking ban that will sweep Cal State Fullerton
starting summer 2013 is in the final process of becoming a University
Policy Statement ...
second-hand smoke ordinance on City Council's agenda
Santa Ynez Valley News - April 26, 2012
Funding requests from outside agencies for the upcoming budget year
and a proposed secondhand-smoke ordinance are up for consideration tonight
by the Buellton City Council. ...
digs into tobacco sales
Santa Ynez Valley Journal - April 26, 2012
By having tobacco retailer licensing, Long said, the city would not
only be able to regulate who's selling, but also hold the owners accountable.
A few more thoughts about smoking in the parks
SiliconValley.com - April 25, 2012
I had asked whether we should pass ordinances we cannot really enforce.
Nearly half of the four dozen comments I got favored the anti-smoking
take on enforcing the no-smoking ordinance in parks
Marin Independent-Journal - April 25, 2012
By the Mercury News "I think being subjected to second-hand smoke
is such an infringement on my right ... This goes for any law, not just
bans on smoking.
Prop 29 opponents California Taxpayers Assn and California Hispanic
Chambers of Commerce have financial ties to Philip Morris
Stanton Glantz blog (UCSF), 2012-04-22
The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) and the California Hispanic
Chambers of Commerce, which signed the "No on 29" ballot arguments
have long histories of working with the cigarette companies, including
"donations" from Philip Morris over the years. ..
signals: City to install no-smoking signs at all city parks
Downey (CA) Beat - Apr 21, 2012
The rest will have smoking areas. Over strong objections by Councilman
Mario Guerra, the City Council adopted the ordinance in November.
tables smoking ordinance to April 25
Morgan Hill Times (CA)- April 20, 2012
The council was scheduled to vote on the ordinance at the regular meeting,
but a series of motions to approve different versions of an outdoor
smoking ban ...
Critics of Smoking in Parks Seem Agreeable to Separation ...
Santee (CA) Patch.com - April 20, 2012
The Santee Smoke Free Parks Community Kick Off was held at West Hills
High School and featured ... echoing the general sentiment of the opposition
to a ban.
Santee Parks meeting draws sparse crowd
U-T San Diego (CA) - April 19, 2012
He helps run the anti-smoking advocacy and tobacco awareness website
... as well as the county itself, in banning smoking from public parks
Can anti-smoking laws be enforced outdoors? SiliconValley.com -
April 18, 2012
By Scott Herhold Linda York has good reason for detesting smoking.
... When smoking was first banned inside restaurants, there wasn't much
begins work to stamp out smoking, tobacco related products
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2012-04-18
Much to the chagrin of upset smokers and tobacco retailers, Dublin
began work Tuesday on a tobacco ordinance that could become one of the
Bay Area's toughest. The city is considering restrictions that could
spell the end for some current tobacco retailers and limit where future
sellers could locate.
Rafael considers tougher smoking ordinance
San Francisco Chronicle - April 17, 2012
San Rafael is considering strengthening its smoking ordinance.
According to the Marin Independent Journal, city employees had recommended
that smoking be banned in 75 percent of apartments in buildings with
16 units or ...
Santee Parks Hits the Mainstage
Santee (CA) Patch.com - April 16, 2012
The " Santee Smoke Free Parks Community Kick Off" will be
held at West Hills High School Wednesday starting at 7 p.m., a community
forum meant to drum up support for an ordinance that would ban smoking
in Santee city parks.
Rafael council asks staffers to beef up smoking ordinance
Marin Independent-Journal - April 16, 2012
San Rafael employees had recommended that council members ban smoking
in 75 percent of apartments in buildings with 16 units or more and in
all outdoor ...
mulls outdoor smoking ban
Morgan Hill Times - April 16, 2012
by Michael Moore Staff Writer The city of Morgan Hill is set to snuff
out smoking in many outdoor public areas, but some area businesses think
the proposed ...
Morain: Big Tobacco fires up anti-tax effort
Sacramento Bee - Apr 15, 2012
Tobacco is different. In the coming weeks, Californians once again will
witness the industry's formidable power. Cigarette makers Altria and
R.J. Reynolds will spend tens of millions of dollars telling us why
Proposition 29, the latest attempt by anti-smokers to raise tobacco
taxes, is a terrible idea
rental units as non-smoking
Visalia Times-Delta - April 13, 2012
While the health consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke are well-known,
in the debate on smoke-free homes, apartment owners and managers should
board considers smoke-free fair
Coast News - April 12, 2012
By Bianca Kaplanek DEL MAR A smoke-free fair in two years, a
possible collaboration with Del Mar to help that city meet its affordable
Authority Of Kern County Passes Non-Smoking Policy On ...
KERO-TV 23 - April 12, 2012
The Housing Authority Of Kern County has passed a non-smoking policy
banning smoking in and around all of its units. In January, the state
passed a law ...
banned in housing authority properties
KGET 17 - April 12, 2012
He lives in the Baker Street Apartments, a nonsmoking facility. He
says he questions his safety when he goes outside for a smoke.
Rafael looking to strengthen smoking ordinance
Marin Independent-Journal - April 11, 2012
Lighting up in apartment buildings or at outdoor locations may soon
get tougher in San Rafael as officials consider changes to an existing
Last April the Larkspur City Council adopted
a smoking ban in at least 80 percent of condominium and apartment units.
The ordinance also outlawed smoking at ...
city coucil approves new restrictions on smoking
KGO-TV (CA)- 33 April 11, 2012
The ordinance amends the city's municipal code to make smoking illegal
in outdoor dining ... but to help put the ban into effect and handle
Outside in the City's West Side Just Got Trickier
Cupertino (CA) Patch - April 11, 2012
An ordinance passed in San Jose that restricts smoking in outdoor spaces
will effect smokers who live, work or play on Cupertino's Western edge.
to put tighter restrictions on tobacco retailers
The Sacramento Press (CA) - April 10, 2012
"Tobacco sales so close to kids in school? It doesn't seem like
its a good ... "The best thing about a conditional use permit is
the word conditional," ...
smoking ban coming for local hospital
Daily Miner and News (CA) - April 11, 2012
Where there's smoke, there's ill health and as of Earth Day, smoking
on all Lake of the Woods District Hospital hospital property will be
restricted to ...
campus to become smoke-free
KXO Radio (CA) - 4 April 11, 2012
It means smoking will be prohibited anywhere on the Hospital grounds,
and not just inside the buildings. Pioneers Memorial Hospital says the
new regulation ...
Jose considering extension to outdoor smoking ban
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News - Apr 9, 2012
San Jose's city council could be extending the city's outdoor smoking
ban during its weekly meeting tomorrow. If approved, the law would ban
smoking in ...
Alert: Big Tobacco tally: $23 million and counting
Sacramento (CA) Bee, 2012-04-06
Tobacco companies have ponied up another $8.9 million in their bid to
defeat a $1-per-pack cigarette tax on the June ballot, bringing total
contributions above $23 million.
Jose will decide at April 10 council meeting whether to expand ...
San Jose Mercury News - April 5, 2012
The San Jose City Council will decide at its April 10 meeting whether
to extend its outdoor non-smoking policy to restaurants and cafes, common
areas of apartments and condos and lines for services such as ATMs and
box offices. ...
Moore: San Jose should approve outdoor smoking ordinance
San Jose Mercury News - April 5, 2012
Even though we live in an era when the dangers of smoking are
known and ... in places such as San Jose, where outdoor smoking bans
have been proposed.
California tie for anti-smoking ordinances
CBS42, April 5, 2012
(WIAT) - When it comes to protecting the rights of non-smokers, our
state is topping the charts. Despite not having a state-wide indoor
smoking ban, Alabama was listed as one of two states with the best laws
protecting non-smokers. ... The honors were given by Americans for Nonsmokers
Rights. It took place at the annual smoke free indoor challenge awards.
takes steps towards being a smoke-free zone
Solano (CA) Tempest - April 4, 2012
... An increasing number of colleges have adopted smoke-free or tobacco-free
policies in the past few years, according to American Nonsmokers
Rights Foundation Project Manager Liz Williams. In the past year alone,
120 campuses were added to the smoke-free list.
California tied for first place ranking in passing anti ...
al.com, April 4, 2012
Jeremy Gray, Birmingham News
The two states tied for first place in the Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights annual Smokefree Indoor Air Challenge Award, which recognizes
the states that achieve the greatest number of strong local smoke-free
laws each year.
Park council moves forward with smoking ban
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - March 30, 2012
The City Council voted last week to draft an ordinance banning smoking
in public outdoor ... The city already bans smoking in public parks
Grove council backs off from smoking ban in apartment units
Sacramento (CA) Bee, 2012-03-30
The Elk Grove City Council on Wednesday night decided that persuasion
is preferable to the prospect of barring smokers from lighting up inside
their own apartment units in the city.
for tobacco free kids includes Tehama County
Red Bluff Daily News - March 30, 2012
Wednesday, thousands of youth across the country participated in over
1100 events for Kick Butts Day, including several in Tehama County.
to Smoking Ban Effective Today
Cornona del Mar (CA) Patch.com - March 29, 2012
Starting today smokers in Newport Beach will have to keep their habit
away from the city's parks and beaches.
According to a city staff
report, banning smoking around the specified ... Smoking was already
banned on beaches, the boardwalk, public piers and within 25 ...
smoking 'buffer zone' enacted near Newport Beach's coastline
Southwest Riverside News Network - March 29, 2012
Starting today, smoking is prohibited within 100 feet of Newport Beachs
parks and beaches. The Newport Beach City Council approved the ban on
February . 28, according to city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan, who noted that
smoking also is banned on the boardwalk next to the beaches. Smokers
can light up, however, ...
Connect: Elk Grove's tough anti-smoking proposal goes up in smoke
Sacramento Bee - March 29, 2012
The Elk Grove City Council agreed unanimously last night not to pursue
a tough anti-smoking ordinance for the city' apartments.
matter was brought before the city council following last years decision
to ban smoking within 300 feet of playgrounds, schools, day care centers
Ed: Youth Support Parks Smoking Ban
Milpitas (CA) Patch.com - March 27, 2012
I am writing to urge the Milpitas City Council to pass smoke-free parks
and recreation areas, smoke-free outdoor dining, and tobacco retail
Park council moves forward with smoking ban
Pasadena (CA) Star-News - March 27, 2012
The City Council voted last week to draft an ordinance banning smoking
in public outdoor ... The city already bans smoking in public parks
Grove considers banning smoking at apartment complexes
Sacramento (CA) Business Journal - March 22, 2012
Landlords have the choice to designate their rental properties smoke-free
under a California state law enacted Jan. 1. Elk Grove will consider
of the Pac: Mar. 20
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 20, 2012
A ban in November on smoking in or near University of California medical
centers began a string of planned changes in smoking policy for the
UC system. This series of bans is now hitting home. Starting this fall,
university-owned apartments will be smoke-free. ...
Breathing is Easy: Smoke-Free Anderson
A News Cafe - March 15, 2012
(Anderson, CA) -
The City responded by approving an ordinance
that prohibits smoking at outdoor locations where children and residents
are most likely to be exposed to ...
Permission To Smoke In Parks Lights A Fire
KGTV San Diego - March 15, 2012
I don't smoke at home, he said. But a ban also would not
cause him to change ... was the only city that had not instituted a
law banning smoking at parks.
cited for smoking medical pot in plaza
Bay Area Reporter - March 15, 2012
He said they had been smoking medical marijuana in the plaza since
it began as ... before California voters passed the Proposition 8 same-sex
moves toward anti-smoking ordinance at city parks
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - March 14, 2012
By Brenda Gazzar, SGVN The Arcadia City Council has taken a step toward
banning smoking at city parks and recreation areas, excluding the Par
3 Golf Course.
letters: Council huffed and it puffed and swallowed the second-hand
smoke; . . .
Gilroy mayor and Council chose to protect the smokers and not the
innocent victims of smokers
Gilroy (CA) Dispatch, 2012-03-13 Author: Linda Romo, Morgan Hill
I recently attended a study session on Tobacco Retail Licensing and
Smoke Free Parks and Trail ordinance in Gilroy. Present were residents,
health care professionals, Breathe California, high school students
and merchants. All but the merchants shared how dangerous second-hand
smoke is . . .
View receives blowback from tougher smoking rules
Contra Costa Times - March 9, 2012
Tougher smoking laws may be on their way to Mountain View, but at least
one cigar aficionado says there's less support for the new restrictions
than city officials have reason to believe. Jim Neal, who has called
the city home for six years, says he has collected signatures from more
than 1000 smokers and nonsmokers who are against expanding ...
smoking ban to begin in Huntington Park
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - March 8, 2012
Hotels and motels are not affected by the smoking ban. It is
the city's first law banning smoking inside dwelling units. Bans have
previously been approved ...
Advocate: The smoking ban is justifiable
The Daily Titan - March 8, 2012
By inhaling smoke involuntarily, non-smokers are prone to take in what
is known as sidestream smoke, which is the smoke that smolders
off the end of the ...
Advocate: The smoking ban is not justifiable
The Daily Titan - March 8, 2012
Let me start off by saying that I don't smoke and just like most nonsmokers,
I don't appreciate cigarette smoke being blown in my general vicinity.
and education for a smoke free campus
The Daily Titan - March 8, 2012
By Stephen McGlade After coming to a unanimous vote to make Cal State
Fullerton a smoke-free campus starting August 2013, the Academic Senate
will also ...
first CSU to implement smoking ban
The Daily Titan - March 8, 2012
Research conducted by the forum showed that 443000 people die from
tobacco related illnesses including 50000 nonsmokers who developed chronic
Smoking ban will be the new skateboarding ban
The Daily Titan - March 8, 2012
23 to ban all smoking on Cal State Fullerton's campus. According to
the current policy, smoking is prohibited inside as well as within 20
feet of any ...
Housing Authority Proposes To Ban Smoking In All Its Properties
KERO-TV 23 - March 7, 2012
The agency is proposing to imposing a smoking ban on its nearly 2000
housing units. "We're concerned about health risks to our tenants
as well as additional ...
Bobko: Public smoking ban makes little sense
Los Angeles Daily News - March 7, 2012
By Kit Bobko A little bit of our liberty went up in smoke on March
1. What happened? The Hermosa Beach City Council enacted a comprehensive
ban on smoking ...
ban on campus will improve our quality of life
Daily Sundial - March 7, 2012
With the recently passed mandate requiring that all University of California
facilities be smoke free by 2014, it is evident that there is a national
in Your Apartment? Think Again
Union City (CA) Patch.com - March 7, 2012
A new smoking law that went into effect February . 23 could land you a fine
of up to ... The ban also applies to balconies, porches, decks and patios
connected to ...
Won't Pursue Tobacco Retail License Ordinance
Gilroy (CA) Patch.com - March 7, 2012
The second ordinance would have completely banned smoking and the use
of tobacco ... designated spots for smoking, but that it doesn't want
to ban smoking ...
City Council to discuss restrictions on plastic bags, smoking
Enterprise-Record - Mar 5, 2012
The Chico City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to move
forward with a plastic bag ban and smoking restrictions. The council
will meet at 6:30 ...
ban debate continues
KFMB News 8 (San Diego, CA) - March 2, 2012
The debate over banning smoking at condo and apartment complexes continues.
Mike Slater is talking about the hot topic on talk radio 760.
complexes in San Diego County could become smoke free
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - March 2, 2012
Smoking in apartments and condos in the city of San Diego could be
banned if a proposed ordinance becomes official. The proposal, which
was recently ...
Beach Bans Smoking
NBC Los Angeles - March 1, 2012
A smoking ban is now the law of the land. Kim Baldonado has reaction
from the beach. ... It even bans restaurants from giving out matchbooks.
Park bans smoking inside apartment units
Los Angeles (CA) Wave Newspapers - March 1, 2012
HUNTINGTON PARK Smoking in public areas of apartment and condominium
complexes will be banned as of July 1, smoking inside new units will
be prohibited as ...
WOULD BAN SMOKING IN CONDOS, RENTALS
U-T San Diego - March 1, 2012
The proposal, which was recently reviewed in a City Council committee,
would give nonsmoking tenants the power to make their living environments
ban on outdoor smoking
Rocklin Placer Herald, February 29, 2012
The citys apparent refusal to look into the matter may
seem like a setback for non-smokers, but not according to Liz Williams
from Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, a Berkeley based national non-profit.
They may not necessarily be ready to take action based on input
from one individual, but if that one individual sparks community conversation,
the council may end up hearing from multiple people in the community
and realize there is broad base of support in the community, Williams
said. Thats when they are more willing to take something
anti-smoking ordinance to take effect
Beach Reporter February 29, 2012
And four months after approving a ban on smoking in public gathering
areas ... the Hermosa Beach smoking law all but bans lighting up in
places where the ...
FOX News dead wrong with Rocklin smoking ban story
Rocklin & Roseville (CA) Today , 2012-02-29
The media continues to perpetuate a story based on misinformation presented
by FOX News.
of California town wants to make it illegal to smoke in ...
New York Daily News - February 28, 2012
James Baker has asked the Rocklin City Council to ban outdoor smoking,
even making it illegal for residents to smoke while they are outside
their homes but ...
Smoking Ban Proposal Should Fire Up Even Nonsmokers
The Stir - February 28, 2012
I think we all can agree -- smokers included -- that smoking is bad
for one's health. We know the risks, and after years of cover up and/or
anti-smoking ordinance to take effect in Hermosa Beach
Daily (CA) Breeze - February 28, 2012
Hermosa Beach mayor Howard Fishman holds up smoke-free poster showing
banned areas to be distributed to local business owners for display.
Breath of Fresh Air: Hermosa's Healthy Air Campaign
Annenberg TV News - February 27, 2012
By Jonathan Kendrick Hermosa Beach city leaders introduced the Healthy
Air Hermonsa public education campaign Monday, pushing a smoke-free
ordinance that ...
casinos in California: the last vestige of indoor smoking
BioMed Central (uk), 2012-02-25
High levels of airborne particles from secondhand smoke have been reported
in California Indian casinos. Yet, little is known regarding the smoking
status of casino patrons, their avoidance of secondhand smoke while
visiting, and their views on a hypothetical smoking ban. . . .
Ethnic minorities, older individuals, current smokers and residents
of sparsely populated regions of California were more likely than other
demographic groups to visit a tribal casino. Avoidance of secondhand
smoke was more frequent among the never smokers than former and current
smokers, particularly those who last visited a casino lacking physical
separation between non-smoking and smoking sections. The never smokers
versus current smokers disproportionately expressed a willingness to
extend their stay and visit again if smoking were prohibited.
If casinos became smoke free, then it is anticipated that they would
be visited by a significantly larger number of Californians, including
both patrons and those who otherwise would not have visited a casino.
town wants to ban smoking on private property
WTAM.com - February 27, 2012
Kelly Baker complained about her neighbors smoking habits, and as a
result the city council wants to ban outdoor smoking on private property.
town considers smoking ban
MyFoxOrlando.com - February 27, 2012
A California town is looking at making it against the law for smokers
to smoke anywhere outside on their own property. FOX40 Sacramento reports
that the ...
Senate unanimously votes smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - February 27, 2012
By Michael Munoz The Academic Senate, in a unanimous 39-0 vote, decided
that Cal State Fullerton will be a smoke-free campus, beginning Aug.
1, 2013. ...
California town to ban smoking ANYWHERE outside, even in your backyard
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk), 2012-02-25
A town in California is proposing to ban smoking outside, even for residents
lighting up on their own property.
the city adopt a secondhand smoke ordinance?
Morgan (CA) Hill Times - February 24, 2012
In Public Could Put a Strain on Your Wallet: New smoking ordinance wafting
NBC Bay Area - February 23, 2012
Morgan Hill, CA --
No smoking at outdoor public recreation areas,
service areas such as ATM lines ... a public survey indicated support
for a new "secondhand smoke" ordinance.
Local Rental Units are Smoke Free, Report Says
Calabasas (CA) Patch.com - February 23, 2012
More than 1,000 multi-family rental housing units in Calabasas are
smoke free, a figure thats well above a goal city officials set four
years ago. ...
parents want city to snuff out neighbors' cigarettes
Rocklin Placer Herald - February 22, 2012
Californians have been living with smoking bans within 20 feet of government
buildings, schools and playgrounds, and even bars and restaurants.
ban drifts forward
Morgan Hill (CA) Times - February 20, 2012
by Michael Moore Staff Writer Smoking outside in Morgan Hill could soon
become real expensive and if you get caught puffing, get ready to cough
up the cash.
Bay may restrict outdoor smoking
City Council will hear options for a ban for outdoor public areas
such as sidewalks and building entries
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune, 2012-02-20
Morro Bay is moving ahead with new regulations that would ban smoking
in all outdoor public places.
TO THE CITY COUNCIL (PDF)
City of San Diego, 2012-02-15
Honorable Councilmembers and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith
Direct the City Attorney's office to provide a legal opinion within
90 days on the submitted draft language addressing secondhand smoke
as a nuisance in multi-family properties and to review other municipal
ordinances which ban smoking in multi-family properties.
Not Going Out Without a Fight
Mountain View (CA) Patch.com - February 14, 2012
A petition with a total of 1,083 signatures has made its way to the
Mountain View City Clerk's office, two weeks after the first of two
required City Council votes to increase smoking restrictions around
the city. ...
Ordinance May Ban Smoking in Housing Complexes
La Jolla (CA) Patch.com - February 13, 2012
A City Council committee will receive a proposed ordinance this week
to ban smoking in housing complexes if the smoker is asked to stop by
another resident, ...
Would Ban Smoking in Housing Complex if Another Resident Complains
San Diego 6 - February 11, 2012
The proposal comes from the San Diego Smoke-Free Housing Task Force,
made up of groups such as Social Advocates for Youth San Diego, the
American Lung ...
VoiceofOC - February 13, 2012
Top items on this week's public meeting agendas include an expansion
of Newport Beach's smoking ban and the elimination of a neighborhood
park from the ...
Internal Affairs Committee to consider smoking restrictions ...
Enterprise-Record (CA) - February 13, 2012
By KATY SWEENY - Staff Writer The Chico Internal Affairs Committee
will again consider a smoking ban after having input from businesses,
sets trends in health regulation
KPRC Houston - February 10, 2012
The Golden State was first to ban smoking in workplaces, ... teens
are banned from using tanning booths and the sale of caffeinated beer
council approves outdoor smoking ban
Orland Press Register (CA)- February 8, 2012
The 3-2 vote ends months of discussion and changes to the ordinance
that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of primary business entryways
and bans it near ...
study: Boosting cigarette tax could bolster California economy by $2
San Francisco Business Times, February 6, 2012
cigarette taxes by a buck a pack, generating an estimated $855
million annually for anti-smoking eduction programs, medical research
and tobacco law enforcement. Critics of such initiatives say they
Assembly votes to outlaw smoking on hospital campuses
Los Angeles Times - January 31, 2012
Many hospitals, they said, have already voluntarily banned smoking.
... "You want to ban smoking outside," he said. "The
last thing California needs is ...
Advance Bills on Physical Therapy, Hospital Smoking Ban
California Healthline - January 31, 2012
The Assembly voted 45-23 to pass a bill (AB 1278), by Assembly member
Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), that would ban smoking on hospital campuses,
the Los Angeles ...
seeks to change Palo Alto smoking ordinance
Palo Alto (CA) Online - January 27, 2012
by Sue Dremann On the heels of a toughened smoking ordinance adopted
in Mountain View ... A new ordinance could prohibit smoking in all public
OKs New Clubhouse, Delays Vote on Smoking Ban and Fire ...
Corona del Mar (CA) Patch.com - January 26, 2012
Newport Beach --
The City Council voted to continue deciding
on a proposed ordinance that would forbid smoking in all city parks.
If approved, the law would ban smoking ...
plaza rules inch closer to passage
Bay Area Reporter - January 26, 2012
District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, the committee's chair, voted to oppose
the measure although he does believe smoking should be banned in the
View City Council expands smoking ordinance
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2012-01-25 Author: Jason Green Daily News
Following a heated debate Tuesday night, the city council voted 4-3
to expand the city's smoking ordinance to include outdoor dining room
areas and establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" for secondhand
smoke. Vice Mayor John Inks, along with council members Laura Macias
and Tom Means, opposed the move. ...
smoke survey online until Jan. 31
Morgan Hill (CA) Times - January 25, 2012
Based on the input received from the public, this ordinance may
possibly prohibit smoking in outdoor restaurant areas, at community
events and festivals, ...
Ana Council Prohibits Smoking in City Parks
VoiceofOC - January 19, 2012
The Santa Ana City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a ban
on smoking in city parks, citing public health concerns. In approving
the ban, ...
council favors tough curbs on tobacco sales
Contra Costa Times - (CA) January 18, 2012
Saying it wants to protect children from cigarette products, the council
directed its staff to come up with proposed restrictions that would
ban tobacco ...
El Monte ordinance forces tobacco retailers to pay $300 for ...
Pasadena Star-News (CA) - January 18, 2012
The funds will be used for programs to stop underage smoking. ... Baldwin
Park, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and other cities have drafted similar ordinances.
smoke-free UC goes too far
Los Angeles Times - January 18, 2012
Smoking bans are justified in all sorts of places - inside buildings
and even ... of banning sales of cigarettes as well as tobacco company
ads on campus, ...
Pasqual Tribe Sets New Gaming Lending Standard
MarketWatch (CA) - January 17, 2012
The San Diego County Tribe closed today on a refinancing of its $215
million ... well as a complete non-smoking casino in addition to the
main casino floor. ...
tip: Anderson goes smoke-free
Record-Searchlight - January 12, 2012
The ordinance prohibits smoking at outdoor locations where children
and residents are most likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. ...
Sets Smoking Ban Implementation Plan
Hermosa Beach (CA) Patch.com - January 12, 2012
The Hermosa Beach City Council approves the smoking ban implementation
program, which goes into effect March 1. By Jacqueline Howard Smoking
in several ...
system bans smoking, chewing of tobacco
San Jose Mercury News - January 12, 2012
... be fined or face some other sort of sanction. The ban will also
prohibit tobacco sales and advertising in all buildings owned or rented
by the university.
smoking ban headed to a final vote
Orland (CA) Press Register - January 5, 2012
The teens provided sample bans for the city to consider, and lobbied
the ... were reduced to $25 or a maximum of $100 for smokers who violated
the ban, ...
Camarillo park policy not a tail-wagger for some
Ventura (CA) County Star - January 4, 2012
Infractions will include having a dog off leash, smoking in park limits
and ... only those who repeatedly refuse to cooperate and obey our ordinances.
Ban in Weho Takes Effect Jan. 1
The ordinance banning smoking in outdoor dining areas is an effort
by the city of West Hollywood to limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
Danielle Jacoby - West Hollywood, CA Patch
Come Jan. 1, 2012, smoking in outdoor dining areas and other public
spaces will be prohibited in West Hollywood. ...
Smoking Ordinance Takes Effect Jan. 2
Alameda (CA) Patch.com - Dec 29, 2011
Under the new ordinance smoking is prohibited in all outdoor public
places, including dining areas, recreation areas, service areas (bus
stops, ATMs, etc.) ...
Smoking Restrictions for Renters Tighten in the New Year
Santa Monica, like Los Angeles, did not act to protect tenants from
eviction under the new state law as West Hollywood did
Santa Monica (CA) Patch, 2011-12-26
James F. Mills and Brooke Wirtschafter
Tenants who smoke in Santa Monica and Los Angeles will not have the
same protection against eviction as smokers in West Hollywood when a
state Senate-approved bill takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. ...
of Marin set to launch anti-smoking regulations
Marin (CA) Independent Journal, December 20, 2011, Nels Johnson Marin
A multifaceted attack on tobacco was launched Tuesday as Marin County
supervisors swiftly endorsed ordinances outlawing smoking in unincorporated
area apartments and requiring retail vendors to get a special county
license and pay a fee.
View may ban smoking within 25 feet of restaurants, bars ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - December 21, 2011
He and other smokers worry about proposed legislation to ban smoking
near ... Already, the city bans smoking inside public buildings and
within 30 feet of ...
ban to begin in Union City apartments
Contra Costa Times - December 21, 2011
The ban takes effect February . 23. Under the new ordinance, landlords are
required to update leases and install signage to restrict smoking. ...
County moves closer to smokeless
North Bay (CA) Business Journal - December 19, 2011
The first provisions of Sonoma Countys smoke-free law went into
effect in early December, a move viewed by proponents as both a critical
step in making the county healthier as well as a relatively rare achievement
for a county. ...
supervisors to consider tough anti-smoking ordinance
Marin Independent-Journal - December 18, 2011
Larkspur has the toughest smoking restrictions in Marin. Under the ordinance,
smoking wouldn't be allowed inside apartment and condominium units or
tells hookah lounges to stay out
SignOnSanDiego.com - December 14, 2011
Lounges where smoking is the primary function have been banned in Vista
since ... City officials will prepare a city ordinance banning smoking
lounges as an ...
Art Center meadow goes smoke-free for future events ($$)
Weaverville (CA) Trinity Journal , 2011-12-14
The Human Response Network Tobacco Education Program would like to
commend the Highland Art Center for voting to make their meadow where
events are held a smoke-free area. Secondhand smoke can be dangerous
for adults, children and even pets. ...
Banned in New Hotels, Not New Residences
Santa Monica (CA) Patch - December 14, 2011
In June 2010, the council banned smoking in common areas and patios
of multi-unit residences. Four years earlier, it placed a ban on the
Third Street ...
has six vacancies on tobacco board
Napa Valley Register - December 12, 2011
The board's mission is to combat the dangers posed by the widespread
use of tobacco products in Napa County, including secondhand smoke exposure,
Smoking Ban, Taxi Fines, $9.5 Million More for Expo Stations
Santa Monica (CA) Patch.com - December 13, 2011
If approved Tuesday night by the City Council, Santa Monica will ban
smoking at all newly constructed residential units and hotels. ...
restricts smoking in public
Record-Searchlight (Anderson, CA) - December 12, 2011
The smoke-free ordinance is not without precedent. Redding's library,
as well as Redding City Hall, have banned smoking on those public grounds.
smokers can breathe easy
WeHo News - December 8, 2011
The West Hollywood City Council this week held a second reading of an
ordinance that protects smoking tenants from eviction under SB 332,
a state law that allows landlords to make their apartment buildings
mulls restrictions for Castro plazas
Bay Area Reporter - December 8, 2011
Smoking and camping would be banned and set hours for ... For example,
the legislation will extend the ban on smoking that's already in ...
tables smoking ban, again
Orland (CA) Press-Register , December 7, 2011, Rick Longley/Orland Press-Register
Smokers complained about the impacts on their rights Monday as Orland
struggles with adoption of a smoking ban in outdoor areas within the
bans smoking at Civic Center Plaza
Coast News - December 5, 2011
City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking at Civic Center Plaza
on Nov. 30. ... Smoking is already banned at Oceanside parks and beaches.
to ban smoking at Civic Center
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, 2011-11-30
The Oceanside City Council on Wednesday decided to take steps to ban
smoking at the Civic Center Complex, which includes the Civic Center
Library, City Hall and a colorful sprawling fountain. ...
group aims for smoke-free apartments
Local mom says living near smoker caused her children to suffer ear
Roseville (CA) Press-Tribune, November 30, 2011, Sena Christian,
The Press Tribune
A local group called Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke,
or KIISS, is on a mission to encourage apartment owners in Roseville
to offer smoke-free buildings. ...
moves toward new smoking rules
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record, November 30, 2011, HEATHER HACKING-Staff
Orland got a few steps closer to tightening rules on smoking in town,
further refining ideas presented last month by Orland students working
with health organizations. ...
smoking ban may extend to outdoor dining
Mountain View (CA) Voice - Daniel DeBolt - November 28, 2011
Smokers may soon find even fewer places to light up in Mountain View
as a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas is set to come before the
law gets final approval
Downey Beat (CA)- Ben Baeder - November 23, 2011
He also said smoking is already banned near playgrounds, but that people
smoke near ... They pointed out that other cities had already enacted
similar bans. ...
going virtually smokeless in public areas
Orland Press Register (CA)- Rick Longley - November 22, 2011
Indeed, Interim police Chief JC Tolle said passage of the smoking ban
could increase ... If you go down the line, smoking is banned in federal
likely banned in certain areas
Orland Press Register (CA) - Rick Longley - November 8, 2011
Orland is working on a new smoking ban in its parks and outside business
doorways and restaurants, but there are some ...
rejects 24-hour smoking ban in home daycares
Hollister Free Lance - November 9, 2011
The idea for the ordinance came from the San Benito County Tobacco
Education Coalition, which suggested a voluntary ban on smoking for
home daycares. ...
Council to decide on outdoor smoking restrictions
The Downey (CA) Patriot - Eric Pierce - November 8, 2011
Mayor Luis Marquez and Councilman Fernando Vasquez proposed a ban on
outdoor smoking two weeks ago, citing adverse health effects on children.
role of environmentally conscious students in restricting ...
The Downey (CA) Patriot - Eric Pierce - November 8, 2011
When the City Council initially debated the merits of a law to restrict
smoking at public parks and city-sponsored events two weeks ago, the
council chamber at City Hall was packed ...
on Council Agenda
Hermosa Beach (CA) Patch - Jacqueline Howard - November 8, 2011
The council will vote on adopting a public smoking ban. Council members
in their previous meeting decided 4-1 to move forward with drafting
an ordinance ...
over smoking specious
WeHo News - Larry Gross - November 7, 2011
In his WeHo News article Where theres smoke, theres
Heilman/Land (11/3/11), Martin incorrectly states that a recently
passed state law, SB 332 (Padilla) will allow landlords to evict West
Hollywood tenants who are smokers. Martin, no doubt, has his head up
a cigarette butt on this one
Smoking Rules Revisited: City Council to Vote on Revised Ordinance
Alameda (CA) Patch - Eve Pearlman - Dixie Jordan - November 7, 2011
The original version of the proposed ordinance banned smoking in new
units but not ... The proposed ordinance bans smoking on commercial-area
officials to consider smoking crackdown in condos, apartments
Marin Independent-Journal - Nels Johnson - November 6, 2011
Larkspur's tough anti-smoking ordinance, approved in July, "is
working very well," Curry reported. "We have had no complaints
that I know of with our new ...
Sponsors Bill Protecting Smokers From Threat of Eviction
West Hollywood (CA) Patch.com - James F. Mills - November 4, 2011
West Hollywood City Council to hear an ordinance that would preempt
a new state law allowing landlords to evict tenants who smoke. ...
Ban Before Council
Alameda Sun - Sam Felsing - November 4, 2011
It would also ban smoking in 100 percent of multi-unit housing units
where the ... especially its public-space bans, could be an inconvenience
to smokers, ...
Air Dining LB; New LB Health Department Program to Provide ...
Everything Long Beach (press release) - November 4, 2011
Secondhand smoke exposes smokers and nonsmokers to more than 4000 toxic
substances. Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can have
Mayor Suja Lowenthal, Health Department Kick Off Fresh Air ...
LBPOST.com - Daniel DeBoom - November 4, 2011
Increasing the number of smoke-free areas outdoors provides more
healthful environments for families to enjoy ...
Poll: How Do You Feel About the Apartment Anti-Smoking Bill?
West Hollywood (CA) Patch.com - Danielle Jacoby - November 4, 2011
West Hollywood currently does not have an apartment smoking ordinance.
The City Council is scheduled to meet in the new library's Council Chambers
at 6:30 ...
smoking ban: Evictions possible?
WeHo News - November 3, 2011
Critics say the law targets smokers in rental properties for eviction,
as landlords would be free to change the terms of tenancy. The proponents
say SB 332 ...
of Cupertino tightening rules on tobacco retailers, licensing
San Jose Mercury News - Matt Wilson - November 3, 2011
State law already prohibits the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products
and smoking paraphernalia to minors, and tobacco retailers must check
there's smoke, there's Heilman/Land
WeHo News - Steve Martin - November 3, 2011
Even if you don't smoke your smoking friends and neighbors would be
at risk. ... to their buildings, they would have supported a complete
ban on smoking. ...
Beach fresh air dining: 30 restaurants ban smoking on patios
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Pamela Hale-Burns - November 3, 2011
In Long Beach, smoking is prohibited in indoor restaurant dining rooms,
... secondhand smoke exposes smokers and nonsmokers to more than 4000
looks to crack down on second-hand smoke
Alameda (CA) Times Star, 2011-11-03
Smokers may find fewer places to light up as city of Alameda officials
look for ways to protect people from second-hand smoke. But some are
saying the proposed ordinance goes too far and are hoping the effort
will be snuffed out. ... Among the changes the council suggested was
including provisions that declare secondhand smoke a nuisance and to
remove e-cigarettes from the definition of smoking. ...
will consider tighter smoking rules
Marin Independent-Journal - Mark Prado - November 2, 2011
Since then, other cities in Marin have banned smoking at public events,
public areas, hotel rooms and apartment complexes, among other places.
Sebastopol, no smoking rules don't apply to medical marijuana
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - November 2, 2011
Users of medical marijuana have been exempted from a smoking ban that
Sebastopol has imposed on apartment dwellers. The City Council on Tuesday
approves strict ban on smoking
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - Leiloni De Gruy - November 2, 2011
smoking will be banned from the following unenclosed areas
within the city: ... It also bans smoking within 25 feet of playgrounds
and tot lots. ...
Council vote paves way for smoking ban
Daily Pilot (CA) - Joseph Serna - November 1, 2011
COSTA MESA - Smoking will be banned at 25 of the 29 city parks, ...
At the request of Councilman Steve Mensinger, the ban wouldn't prohibit
Mesa considers banning smoking at city parks
Los Angeles Times - November 1, 2011
People who violate the ban could receive a disorderly conduct ticket,
which carries a ... Smoking would also be banned at the Hamilton Community
one million California children still at risk of secondhand smoke exposure
[corrected data on number exposed]
New study finds that African-American, low-income children at highest
Despite having the second-lowest smoking rate in the nation, California
is still home to nearly one million children under the age of 12 who
are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new policy brief from
the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Beach passes restrictive ban on smoking in public places
Daily Breeze - Douglas Morino - October 26, 2011
The Hermosa Beach City Council has passed a comprehensive smoking ban
that ... the city's new bans on smoking and single-use polystyrene food
to ban smoking at parks moves forward; Guerra issues ...
The Downey Patriot - Eric Pierce - October 27, 2011
by Eric Pierce The City Council took its first steps last night towards
enacting a ban on cigarette smoking at Downey parks and city-sponsored
split vote, council agrees to explore smoking ban
Downey Beat (CA)- Ben Baeder - October 26, 2011
DOWNEY In front of more than 125 peoplee, including nearly 80
teenagers, the council voted 3-2 late Tuesday to have the city craft
a policy to ban smoking ...
Smoking ban on Hermosa Beach agenda
Daily Breeze - October 25, 2011
The City Council tonight will consider adopting a comprehensive outdoor
smoking ban. The ban would prohibit lighting up in outdoor dining areas,
Smoking on Council Agenda
Hermosa Beach (CA) Patch - Jacqueline Howard - October 25, 2011
The panel has the option of introducing a proposed ordinance that would
ban smoking in outdoor dining and public areas, such as Pier Plaza,
the Pier, ...
wants to ban smoking at Downey parks, but questions remain
The Downey Patriot - Eric Pierce - October 19, 2011
You'll remember that it was councilman Vasquez who originally placed
the outdoor smoking ban on the agenda two months ago, but it was never
May Consider Ban On Smoking Outside Apartments
KGTV San Diego - October 17, 2011
SAN DIEGO -- The city of San Diego could ban smoking right outside the
homes of some smokers. The San Diego City Attorney's Office is reviewing
a draft of ...
Adopts Second Part Of Smoking Ban
KSRO (CA) - October 5, 2011
As expected, Sonoma County supervisors have adopted the second phase
of a measure that bans smoking in public places under the county's jurisdiction.
out smoke at day cares
Proposed city ordinance would ban smoking 24 hours a day
The Pinnacle (Hollister, CA), 2011-09-30, Melissa Flores
Jewett is a supporter of a city ordinance proposed by the San Benito
County Public Health Department that would ban smoking from licensed
home day cares in Hollister 24 hours a day. ...
Smoking Ban Moves Forward
The Hermosa Beach City Council directs staffers to draft an ordinance
that would prohibit smoking in various public areas
The Hermosa Beach City Council has decided to move forward with drafting
an ordinance that would ban smoking in most public spaces, including
Pier Plaza, public parking lots, the Strand, Greenbelt and other city
Approves Smoking Ban in a 17-Block Area Around Todos Santos Plaza
San Francisco Chronicle, 2011-09-27
A huge group of Claycordians attended the Concord City Council meeting
on Tuesday night to discuss the proposed smoking ban within a 17-block
area around Todos Santos Plaza.
to Revisit Outdoor Dining
Patch.com (Hermosa Beach, CA) - Jacqueline Howard - September 27, 2011
Council members have discussed briefly a possible ban on smoking in
outdoor dining areas, and will consider scheduling a public hearing
for next month to
considers smoking ban downtown
KGO-TV - September 27, 2011
On weekend nights, Vinnie's Bar and Grill can host a crowd of 300,
with 20 to 30 smoking on the sidewalk out front. Now a proposed smoking
ban in Downtown ...
City Council to vote on banning smoking downtown
San Jose Mercury News (CA)- Paul Thissen - September 25, 2011
The City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to ban smoking in a 17-block
area around Todos Santos Plaza. The ban would affect sidewalks ...
California's new non-smoking law will affect renters
SignOnSanDiego.com - September 23, 2011
Q1: What does the new non-smoking law do? A: The governor recently signed
a new state law that confirms landlords have the right to restrict smoking
council's not blowing smoke--members vote 4-1 to restrict ...
San Jose Mercury News - Casey Jay - September 23, 2011
Lighting up in the Orchard City just got a little trickier. At the Campbell
City Council meeting on Sept. 20, the council approved an ordinance
that prohibits smoking within outdoor dining areas and public recreational
facilities. The city council also directed Campbell staff to research
the possibility of establishing a tobacco retailer's license, which
would be aimed at curbing the sale of tobacco to minors ...
passes smoking, marijuana dispensary bans
Danville Express - Jessica Lipsky - September 22, 2011
In an effort to curb second-hand smoke within public areas, the town's
Parks and Leisure Services Commission proposed a smoking ban within
all town parks ...
aims to reduce secondhand smoke with new ordinance
San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Casey Jay - September 21, 2011
...20, the council approved an ordinance that prohibits smoking within
outdoor dining areas and public recreational facilities. The city council
County supports smoking ban in condos
San Francisco Chronicle - September 13, 2011
... supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution for the
smoking ban. ... smoking in new units and first-time rentals begins
in eight months.
County May Ban Smoking Inside Your Own Home
MyFox Washington DC - September 14, 2011
But it won't be a smoke-filled castle -- at least not in one Northern
California county. Sonoma County supervisors have unanimously approved
a smoking ban ...
continues smoking ban discussion
San Ramon (CA) Express , 2011-09-08
An ordinance to prohibit smoking in Danville's recreational areas was
discussed again at Tuesday's Town Council meeting. Despite some debate
about smoker's rights, the council voted unanimously to continue the
discussion on Sept. 20. ...
moves to ban marijuana dispensaries, and cigarette ...
San Jose Mercury News - Eric Louie - September 8, 2011
The smoking ordinance bans smoking at all recreation areas owned or
maintained by the town such as sports fields, parks and trails. ...
in apartments can be restricted under new state law
Glendale News Press - September 8, 2011
Landlords in California will have clear authority to ban smoking in
apartment buildings under a measure signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
in apartments can be restricted under new state law
Los Angeles Times - September 7, 2011
Landlords in California will have clear authority to ban smoking in
apartment buildings under a measure signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Votes to Limit Outdoor Smoking
Patch.com - Felicia Mello - August 25, 2011
The city council Wednesday voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance banning
smoking within 300 feet of schools, parks and other places where children
Californians smoking cigarettes, but hookah use on the rise
California Watch, 2011-08-23
Joanna Lin, California Watch
Cigarette smoking in California has fallen sharply in recent years,
but new research finds that hookah use is on the rise, especially among
young adults. ...
smoking ban at parks being considered
Daily Pilot - Joseph Serna August 22, 2011
COSTA MESA A ordinance that would ban smoking at city parks could
takes aim at smokers
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Christopher Chung - August 18, 2011
BY MARTIN ESPINOZA Sonoma County is considering banning smoking in apartments
and condominiums, on county-owned property, in parks, campgrounds and
smoking in downtown Laguna alley
OCRegister - Claudia Koerner - August 17, 2011
LAGUNA BEACH The City Council voted Tuesday to ban smoking in
an alley across from Main Beach. ...
Clemente latest OC city banning smoking in parks
OCRegister - Jon Cassidy - August 17, 2011
City Council introduces an ordinance to ban smoking in all 19 city parks,
with violations punishable by a $50 fine. San Clemente already prohibits
Gatos shorts: Town receives a 'D' on tobacco report card
San Jose Mercury News - August 16, 2011
The illegal tobacco sales rate to minors in Santa Clara County now stands
... Local pharmacies are offering the boosters or students can get one
from their ...
approves ban on rental-unit smoking
Associated Press (AP), 2011-08-15
Landlords will be able to ban smoking on their properties, including
inside rental units, if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill sent to him by
the state Senate. ...
Butts About It: Sonoma County Seeks Ban on Outdoor Smoking
Petaluma Patch - Keri Brenner - August 12, 2011
Sonoma County is looking to join other California towns in banning smoking
outdoors on all county-owned property including county ...
No More, Walnut Creek
Patch.com - Lou Fancher - August 12, 2011
I think it is a miracle that smoking has been universally banned
here, as well as Archstone's adjacent properties, so that this entire
area is now smoke ...
officials asked to snuff out smoking in parks
Vallejo Times-Herald - Tony Burchyns - August 12, 2011
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District board decided Thursday night
to pursue a possible smoking ban for city parks and recreation areas.
considers no-smoking on Forest Lane
OCRegister - Claudia Koerner - August 12, 2011
LAGUNA BEACH The City Council will consider banning smoking in
a downtown alley off South Coast Highway ...
wants to consider banning smoking in public
The Downey Patriot - Eric Pierce - August 8, 2011
by Eric Pierce The Downey City Council tomorrow is scheduled to discuss
a proposal by Councilman Fernando Vasquez that would prohibit smoking
in public ...
rate reaches historic low in California
Los Angeles Times - August 5, 2011
Over the last two decades, meanwhile, California has moved to ban smoking
in bars, restaurants, in-state flights and most enclosed workplaces.
Park City Council banishes sports drinks
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Thomas Himes - August 5, 2011
The Pasadena City Council passed a similar smoking ban in April that
will take effect in that city in January. Unlike Pasadena's policy,
Baldwin Park also ...
Beach bans smoking on The Strand
Easy Reader (Hermosa Beach, CA), 2011-08-03
Manhattan Beach city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve
an ordinance to ban smoking on The Strand and along Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt
in Manhattan Beach. The ban will go into effect on October 10, said
Christi Hogin, interim city attorney. ...
Poll Shows California Voters Want More Regulation of Tobacco
PR Newswire (press release) - August 2, 2011
"A tobacco retailer licensing ordinance can be effective at reducing
tobacco sales to youth, but there is even more we can do," said
Paul Simon, MD, MPH, ...
Dems pained to find names on tobacco list
One lawmaker had returned his donation to Philip Morris
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2011-07-24
Steven Harmon Contra Costa Times
Sen. Leland Yee is running for mayor in San Francisco, and the last
thing he needs is to be labeled as the Big Tobacco candidate. ...
influence runs deep in Calif.
Daily Democrat - Steven Harmon - July 21, 2011
"He asked for it," said DeSaulnier, a former restaurant owner
who helped write some of the state's earliest local ordinances against
smoking in the workplace as a Contra Costa County supervisor. DeSaulnier
said that he objected to Hall's amendment ...
Tobacco lobby spent big in California during election
Sacramento Business Journal, July 19, 2011
, smoking rates continue to drop and the state and local governments
continue to pass policies that reduce
Money & Politics
Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing, American Lung Association
(ALA), July 19, 2011
On July 19, 2011, the American Lung Association in California's Center
for Tobacco Policy & Organizing released a new report on the campaign
contributions and lobbying expenditures of tobacco interests in California.
Delays Decision on Park Smoking Ban, Beach Commercial Activities Limits
Corona del Mar Today - July 14, 2011
City Council members wanted the ordinance to include a smoking ban at
the end of streets that lead to boardwalks and parks, and Councilman
Keith Curry said he was concerned at the unintended consequences
of some prohibited activities included in the ...
over for San Francisco hookah lounges
San Francisco Chronicle, July 15, 2011
For hookah lounges in San Francisco, the end is very, very near.
adult smoking rate at a record low
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2011-07-14
Jane J. Lee
California's numbers are down, but this time it's a good thing. The
state's adult smoking rate is at a record low, with just 11.9 percent
of adults lighting up. ...
smoking rates drag to new low
Morning Roundup, Sacramento Business Journal 7/14/2011
Californias adult smoking rate has hit a record low
11.9 percent in 2010, down from 13.1 percent in smoking means that fewer
people will see their lives cut short by tobacco, state public
Altos considers smoking ban in parks
Los Altos Town Crier - Jana Seshadri - July 13, 2011
Photo Courtesy Of Roger Summitt Parkgoers could see fewer cigarette
butts on public park grounds if the city council bans smoking. Los Altos
resident Rory Van Tuyl's reports of cigarette butts and other litter
in Redwood Grove sparked the Los Altos ...
lounges: S.F. health officials seek closure
San Francisco Chronicle, 2011-07-12
Stephanie Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
Public health department officials are threatening to shut down hookah
lounges, whose owners, they say, have refused to obey state and local
laws that ban indoor smoking, despite mailed and in-person warnings
over the past year. ...
council postpones smoking ban vote
OCRegister - Sonali Kohli - July 13, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH The City Council refused to ban smoking in parks
because of ambiguous wording on an unrelated part of the proposal. If
approved, the ordinance would have prohibited paid instructional ...
Approved Granting Landlords Authority Over Your Smoking Habits
LAist - Lauren Lloyd - July 11, 2011
The bill empowers landlords to prohibit smoking in rental units, thus
expanding the availability of smoke-free housing in California. Receiving
bipartisan support with a vote of 63 - 5, the bill faces a procedural
concurrence vote in the Senate (as ...
City Council approves smoking ordinance
Escanaba Daily Press - Jenny Lancour - July 8, 2011
The first reading of the smoking ban proposal took place June 2, followed
by a public hearing on June 16 and an additional public hearing on Thursday.
The majority of comments received at the two hearings supported the
ban for the sake of children. ...
becomes first town in Marin to ban all smoking in large apartment ...
Marin Independent-Journal - Richard Halstead - July 7, 2011
The town of Tiburon has become the first municipality in Marin County
to ban smoking in all large apartment complexes. The Tiburon Town Council
voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt the new ordinance, which will allow
smokers a ...
council to weigh tighter smoking rules
Marin (CA) Independent Journal, 2011-07-05
Will Jason Marin Independent Journal
Tiburon could become Marin's first municipality to ban smoking in all
large apartment complexes Wednesday when the Town Council considers
a new ordinance. ...
hikes parking, other fees
WeHo News - Jul 4, 2011
A smoking ordinance fee will require nightclubs wishing to establish
designated smoking areas under the city's new outdoor smoking ordinance
to pay $309. Having lost their bid to prevent the city from passing
an outdoor smoking ban, business owners ...
group seeks smoke-free parks
Effort follows removal of 3,100 pieces of tobacco litter from three
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald, 2011-07-03
Lanz Christian Bañes / Times-Herald
"Only Vacaville has a smoke-free parks policy (in Solano County).
We're looking to be second," said Jason Goltiao, youth development
and policy coordinator of Fighting Back Partnership. ...
Beach smoking bans pushed
Easy Reader News - Robb Fulcher - Jun 30, 2011
Councilman Howard Fishman said he will pursue smoking bans for outdoor
dining, city parks and perhaps the Pier Plaza, renew a push to augment
police with private security guards on the Plaza's weekend nights, and
seek funding to beautify Pacific Coast ...
Ban May Expand to Multi-Unit Residences, Hotels
Santa Monica Mirror - Parimal M. Rohit - June 29, 2011
While he made very clear there are no laws in Santa Monica that specifically
prohibits smoking, he did hope a smoking ban would be extended to all
new construction projects (as opposed to just hotels). Conversely, Mayor
Pro Tem Gleam Davis reminded her ...
Council reviews tobacco ordinance
Elk Grove Citizen - Bryan M. Gold - June 28, 2011
If passed by the Elk Grove City Council later this summer, the tobacco
ordinance would prohibit smoking in public if the smoker is within 2000
feet of an amusement center, day care center, playground, park, school,
or youth sports facility. ...
Plans to Snuff Out Smoking in 75 Percent of Apartment Units
Patch.com - Charles Nguyen - June 23, 2011
It's going to be more difficult for locals to smoke in their apartments
thanks to a City Council decision Tuesday to make its anti-smoking ordinance
more strict. The council approved a proposal to increase the required
percentage of the city's ...
Oak smoking ban in parks moves ahead
Marysville (CA) Appeal-Democrat, 2011-06-17
Ryan McCarthy Appeal-Democrat
A proposed ban in Live Oak on smoking in parks and within 50 feet of
the entrance to public buildings won support from eight speakers, including
four high school students. ...
moves toward more restrictive smoking regulations
Daily Breeze - Sandy Mazza - June 16, 2011
Moving to create a "smoke-free city," the Carson City Council
has directed city staff to propose Municipal Code changes that will
restrict smoking in public. Council members on Wednesday unanimously
supported a plan advanced ...
Clemente panel to weigh smoking ban in parks
OCRegister - Fred Swegles - June 13, 2011
Should smoking be banned in all of San Clemente's city parks? Parks
commissioners will meet Tuesday to consider sending recommendations
to the City Council. The meeting will begin at 7 pm in the Community
Center, Avenida Del Mar at Calle Seville. ...
Alto Considers Licenses for Tobacco Retailers
CSP Daily News - June 9, 2011
The city will also consider prohibiting smoking all public areas, including
sidewalks, within both public and private outdoor recreational areas
and within a "20-plus foot buffer around all areas where smoking
Smoke-free air is only fair
Mercury-Register - June 6, 2011
No one, especially children, pregnant women and the elderly should be
forced to breathe toxic second-hand smoke. It is time for renters in
Chico and across California to raise their voices and demand their right
to smoke-free air in their homes.
workplace legislation approved by California Senate
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - June 5, 2011
On Thursday, with a 25-14 vote, the Senate passed SB 575 (DeSaulnier)
to strengthen California's once ground- breaking smokefree workplace
law. SB 575 will protect California workers and patrons by eliminating
loopholes in the state's smokefree ...
curbing exemptions to smoke-free law advances
Sacramento Bee - June 3, 2011
A watered-down bill to eliminate most of the exemptions to California's
17-year-old workplace smoking ban cleared the state Senate on Thursday.
Senate Bill 575, by Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, would add sites
such as hotel and motel lobbies and ...
Looks to Snuff Smoking in Downtown Areas
Patch.com - Lance Howland - May 21, 2011
Concord has researched other cities' ordinances banning smoking in a
public right of way. There is support from the police department, Keen
wrote in his report, and such bans are typically self-enforcing
a tap on your shoulder from a fellow citizen ...
Anti-Smoking Bill Raises Concerns for Weho Renters
The Senate-approved bill gives landlords power under California law
to prohibit smoking inside rental units
James F. Mills
A California bill passed by the state Senate last week regarding smoking
in apartments could have a major impact in West Hollywood by giving
landlords ammunition to evict smokers. ...
News Briefs: Carpinteria Smoking Ban, Momyer Fire Update ...
KCET - Zach Behrens - May 16, 2011
Smoking Ban: Carpinteria today becomes the first city in Santa Barbara
County to ban tobacco use in most all outdoor areas. ...
bill lets landlords ban smoking in units
Associated Press (AP), 2011-05-09
The state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking
on their properties, including inside rental units. ...
Smoking Ban Doesn't Change Much for Local Diners
The newly enforced city ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas is
met with mixed opinions by local diners and businesses.
Lynda Rivers - Echo Park, CA Patch
Back in January 2010, the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous
12-0 vote, amended Municipal Code 41.50 sections A and B to ban smoking
on restaurant patios and in outside areas of other businesses that serve
food. . . . ...
Clemente weighs smoking ban in parks
OCRegister - Fred Swegles - May 9, 2011
Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission will consider a proposed
total smoking ban in parks at its meeting Tuesday night. Currently,
smoking in city parks is prohibited only within 25 feet of a playground.
San Clemente is looking at ...
BILL WOULD ALLOW COLLEGES TO ENFORCE SMOKING BANS, LEVY FINES ON SMOKERS
East County (CA) Magazine (Heartland Foundation), 2011-05-08
... Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) has
authored legislation that calls on campuses of the California Community
Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), and the University
of California (UC) to enforce local and system-wide smoking and tobacco
laws and ordinances already in place. AB 795 would give these institutions
the authority to enforce current policies and fine perpetrators. ...
Beach to consider extended smoking ban
Times Press Recorder - May 5, 2011
By TPR Staff Before Grover Beach considers an ordinance banning smoking
in public places, the City Council wants to know more about how their
neighboring cities deal with it. Council members on Monday directed
the staff to do additional research and ...
Passes Stricter Smoking Regulations
Patch.com - Kelly Dunleavy - May 5, 2011
Smoking banned in certain outdoor areas. By Kelly Dunleavy | Email the
author | 5:24am Fairfax residents irritated by second-hand smoke in
their own apartments and, if Wednesday night's town council meeting
was any indication, there are plenty of ...
City Council votes to put a stop to smoking in recreational areas
San Jose Mercury News - Matt Wilson - May 4, 2011
The Cupertino City Council unanimously amended a city ordinance Tuesday
night that now prohibits smoking in recreational areas such as city
parks. The ordinance states that recreational areas include streets
and sidewalks adjacent to recreational areas ...
Springs Considers Banning Smoking in Some Public Places
KPSP Local 2 - May 4, 2011
At its bi-monthly meeting tonight, the council will hear a second reading
of an ordinance that bans smoking within 25 feet of areas where children
expands public smoking ordinance
abc7.com - May 1, 2011
(KABC) -- Burbank is enforcing a new city ordinance to restrict smoking
in public areas of apartment buildings and condos. The ordinance, which
was adopted in 2007, banned smoking in most common areas of multi-family
County Board of Supervisors Approves Smoking Ban
Patch.com - Sonja Sharp - April 28, 2011
The Alameda City Council has discussed adopting stricter regulations
governing smoking in public places and in apartments and condos.
campaigns against secondhand smoke
Mountain View (CA) Voice, 2011-04-27
An estimated 4,000 people each year in California die from secondhand
smoke, according to Santa Clara County Department of Public Health officials,
who kicked off an ad campaign Tuesday to warn people about the dangers
of secondhand smoke. ...
Workplace smoking legislation advances in Senate Committee
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - April 14, 2011
While once the leader in protecting workers from the toxic effects of
second hand smoke, California has fallen far behind. This is due to
the exemptions and loopholes in California's smokefree workplace law.
Because of these loopholes thousands of ...
City Hall: Council seeks cap on existing smoking lounges
Long Beach Press-Telegram - April 13, 2011
[Suzanne] Frick said the ordinance can be amended later to include O'Donnell's
proposal. While the council doesn't want more smoking lounges, it does
want to allow more food trucks in Long Beach. "Gone are the days
of the old roach coach," said O'Donnell, ...
Ban Gets Support From Councilmembers
Patch.com - Maggie Avants - April 12, 2011
Smoking would be banned in parking lots of City parks. Currently, it
is prohibited within 15 feet of children's play areas, athletic fields
and courts, skate parks and sports arenas and any adjacent seating areas.
Since 2006, smoking has been ...
Would Expand State's Smoking Ban At Work
KTVU/BayInsider.com Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA), 2011-04-10
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier said other states have since surpassed California
and enacted more expansive crackdowns on smoking in the workplace. ...
strict smoking laws could be extended further
Associated Press (AP), 2011-04-10
Adam Weintraub Associated Press
California lawmakers are looking to expand the state's workplace smoking
ban, adding hotel lobbies, break rooms and even tobacco stores to the
list of places where you can't light up. . . . ...
City Council Considers Tightening Limits on Smoking
Patch.com - Alison Moodie - April 9, 2011
Most other cities in Alameda County fall between an A and a D, with
Piedmont the only other F. Acting City Manager Lisa Goldman and staff
presented council with suggestions for improving policies in four key
areas: protections for indoor or enclosed ...
Springs council tightens policy on smoking in public
Ordinance bans smokers from lighting up within 25 feet of children
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun, 2011-04-07
Written by Mariecar Mendoza The Desert Sun
The Palm Springs City Council Wednesday took steps to strengthen one
law and clarify another -- each addresses the city's efforts to encourage
residents to enjoy a healthy, environmentally beneficial lifestyle.
Takes Up Tobacco Issue
Patch.com - April 6, 2011
The public is invited to weigh in during tonight's City Council meeting
on a proposed ordinance that would greatly limit areas where people
can smoke. Smoking would be prohibited in multi-unit housing and public
gathering areas. ...
City Council forwards smoking ban
Pasadena (CA) Star-News, 2011-04-05
In a decision applauded by most of the residents in attendance, the
Pasadena City Council called for the drafting of a smoking ordinance
that would ban apartment dwellers from lighting up. ...
in Public to Get Tougher in Murrieta
City Council will discuss amending its smoking pollution code to include
all areas of city-owned parks and recreation areas
Those who want to smoke in public areas could face tighter restrictions
under an amendment to Murrieta's smoking pollution code. ...
Talkback: Make Alameda smoke free
Island of Alameda - Adrian Blakey - April 1, 2011
I live in multi-unit housing and serve on the board of a homeowners
association that has been dealing with smoking issues. In the absence
of ordinances, every board is faced with dealing with similar issues.
Our own experience is I am sure anecdotal of ...
Chamber opposes smoking ban
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2011-03-31
Brian Charles, Staff Writer
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is asking city officials to butt out of
the private homes of smokers. ...
Begins On Smoking Bans in Campbell
Patch.com - March 28, 2011
Possibly residents do not find secondhand smoke offensive, or are not
aware that they have a right to complain. Anti-smoking laws are complaint-driven.
And voluntary policies against smoke don't make the grade. Imagine,
for instance, that a restaurant ...
smokers fewer in California; lung cancer rates lower too
California's quitting smoking faster than the rest of the U.S.
Los Angeles Times, 2011-03-17
Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
California has been kicking its smoking habit far more successfully
than the rest of America - and it may be due to more than four decades
of antismoking state policies. ...
banned on home patios in Laguna Woods
OCRegister - Claire Webb - March 16, 2011
The City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to an amendment to
its smoking ordinance that prohibits smoking on patios and balconies.
The new law, which will go into effect in 30 days, applies whether the
patios are open or enclosed, ...
Smokers Beware: Starting March 8, You Could Pay Up to $500 for Smoking
Near a Restaurant or Food Truck
LA Weekly, 2011-03-03
The L.A. City Council may have passed the outdoor smoking ban over
a year ago, but it's just now going into effect. Last March, all Los
Angeles restaurants that allowed smoking on their patios were given
a one-year grace period to phase out your nasty habits -- but all that
grace is going in the ashtray this coming Tuesday. ...
gets new smoking rules
Associated Press (AP), 2011-03-03
CHRISTINA HOAG The Associated Press
Los Angeles is gearing up to become the nation's largest city with
smoke-free outdoor dining. ...
smoking ban to go into effect Tuesday ... and many are OK with ordinance
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Los Angeles Daily News, 2011-03-04
Bob Strauss, Staff Writer
Starting next week, L.A. diners will be spared that curious aroma of
cigarette smoke accenting tangy barbecue sauce, wafting from outdoor
smoking restrictions going into effect in LA
San Jose Mercury News - Christina Hoag - March 3, 2011
...The ESPN Zone restaurant in downtown Los Angeles has had an outdoor
smoking ban since it opened two years ago, and customers appreciate
it, marketing manager Tim Whiteman said. Advocates for smokers' rights
say outdoor bans particularly aggravate them ...
bans solicitors at airport, cuts down on smoking sites
San Francisco Examiner - Will Reisman - March 2, 2011
SFO has moved to ban solicitation and also made it more difficult for
smokers to light up at the airport.
Separate proposals to outlaw solicitation and ban smoking at outdoor
sections of the hub were passed unanimously Tuesday by the San Francisco
Airport Commission. ...
Senator Mark DeSaulnier introduces smoke-free workplace bill
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - February 18, 2011
Senate Bill 575, which was introduced by Senator Mark DeSaulnier, would
close loopholes in a California Law that exposes workers to second hand
The following information is from Senator DeSaulnier's Office:
While once the leader in protecting workers from the toxic effects
of secondhand smoke, California has fallen far behind. This is due to
the exemptions and loopholes in California's Smoke-Free Workplace law.
Because of these loopholes thousands of California workers and patrons
of certain businesses continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. To
protect those workers and patrons, Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord)
today introduced SB 575 to eliminate loopholes in the state's Smoke-Free
"California workers should not be exposed to secondhand smoke
and the health risks associated with it," said DeSaulnier. "They
go to work to earn an honest day's pay for an honest day's work, not
to breathe in carcinogens. It is time to bring California's once-groundbreaking
Smoke-Free Workplace law into the 21st Century."
"Californians are rightfully proud of the fact that we led the
effort to make workplaces smoke-free so they are surprised to learn
that the states that followed in our footsteps have now lapped us in
providing stronger protections for workers," said Alecia Sanchez,
Director of State Legislative Advocacy, American Cancer Society, California
Division. "Twenty-four states have received the 100% smoke-free
designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly,
California is not among them. This bill will correct that...."
moves to toughen its smoking ordinance; brings back farmers market
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2011-02-18
Robert Jordan Contra Costa Times
DUBLIN -- Smoking is going to get a lot tougher for apartment residents.
The Dublin City Council has asked its staff to strengthen the city's
smoking rules for apartment complexes with 16 or more units.
After hearing an encouraging report Tuesday on the results of a 2008
city ordinance requiring those complexes to designate 50 percent of
their units smoke-free by Jan. 1 of this year, the council told its
staff to amend the ordinance to require a 75 percent ban by 2013.
In the report, the city surveyed all 17 apartment complexes that fit
the requirement and found that of the 4,146 units, 2,879, or 69 percent,
are now designated smoke-free ...
preparing to discuss smoking on patios
Beach Reporter - Eric Michael Stitt - February 17, 2011
Two Hermosa Beach City Councilmen are spearheading a battle against
secondhand smoke on the city's restaurant patios. Councilman Jeff Duclos
and Mayor Pro Tem Howard Fishman want to make smoking in outdoor patios
patio smoking ban first in OC
OCRegister - Claire Webb - February 17, 2011
Laguna Hills and Laguna Beach have similar policies that prohibit smoking
on outdoor patios and balconies for restaurants and dining areas. Some
cities in Orange County have banned smoking at public parks and beaches.
Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, ...
officially bans smoking in public parks
Daily Breeze - Nick Green - February 17, 2011
Torrance has banned smoking in public parks, one of the last local cities
to take such a step. The city spent about nine months reviewing its
ordinance before approving the ban at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Woods smoking ban back for approval Wednesday
OCRegister - Claire Webb - February 15, 2011
Smoking on open patios and balconies will be prohibited for the 18500
apartment and condominium residents in Laguna Woods if the City Council
on Wednesday gives final approval to an amendment to the city's smoking
will vote Tuesday on toughening its apartment smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - Robert Jordan - February 14, 2011
DUBLIN -- Smoking in apartments could become more difficult for residents
if city officials decide to toughen up current smoking ordinances.
The City Council is expected to review a report at 7 p.m. Tuesday on
the city's current law, passed in 2008, that requires apartment complexes
with 16 units or more to designate 50 percent of their units as nonsmoking
by January 2011. The council is expected to decide whether to vote to
ban smoking in 70 percent of apartment complexes of that size by 2013
City Council to consider drafting ordinance that limits smoking in public
Lodi News-Sentinel - Maggie Creamer - February 15, 2011
The Lodi City Council will discuss whether it wants to draft an ordinance
limiting where people can smoke in public at its meeting this morning.
The issue surfaced after a local businessman asked Mayor Bob Johnson
whether there were any rules preventing people from smoking in front
of private businesses.
Some tenants in the mans office complex complained about people
who frequently smoked outside, Johnson said ...
of West Hollywood votes in favor of smoking ban
Examiner.com - February 8, 2011
At Monday nights meeting, the West Hollywood City Council voted
3-2 to outlaw outdoor smoking in public areas of the city. The law goes
into effect in January 2012. Since late 2009, the City Council has been
working with local proprietors in order to provide cleaner air for residents
and visitors through this outdoor smoking ban. ...
Hollywood Considering Outdoor Smoking Ban
KTLA - February 7, 2011
One potential regulation would ban cigarette sales within 600 feet of
a school. The other is a proposed ban on smoking outdoors, including
on patios, ...
Palma's main park goes smoke-free
89.3 KPCC - February 2, 2011
A few months ago, Long Beach voted to ban smoking in all of its city
parks. Laguna Hills and Seal Beach are among the cities that already
have banned ...
Smoking Ban Extend to Hookah Bars? The Law Is Hazy
Patch - Marianne Love - January 31, 2011
A recently enacted ordinance, which bans smoking in outdoor dining areas,
will spell the end of smoky outdoor patios in Los Angeles in about a
Expands Smoking Ban
Santa Barbara Independent - Chris Meagher - January 26, 2011
The City of Carpinteria will be expanding its no smoking ordinance from
public parks and beaches to outdoor areas available to ...
to Bring Businesses into Smoking Ban Debate
Patch - Jacqueline Howard - January 26, 2011
After a heated discussion about cigarette smoke and big government,
the City Council decided in a tough 4-1 vote Tuesday night to continue
exploring a possible ban on smoking in Hermosa's outdoor dining areas.
Councilmen Howard Fishman and Jeff Duclos plan to share the idea of
a prohibition with local business owners in a town hall-style meeting
in coming weeks ...
Pauses to Consider Anti-Smoking Legislation
Patch - Millicent Skiles - January 24, 2011
Remember when it was perfectly acceptable to smoke in bars, restaurants
and even the workplace? When California passed bans against such activities
in the mid-1990s, tobacco fans recoiled in anger and threatened that
it would never work.
Fast-forward to today and nobody thinks twice about it. Smoking laws
have even evolved to where lighting up is banned on state beaches and
many parks. But despite the great health strides that have been made
in the battle against tobacco, there is still a lot more work to be
done, according to state and county health officials and the American
Lung Association (ALA).
Perhaps thats why Mill Valley last week received an F
from the ALA for its tobacco control policies for the second straight
year. The city hasnt upgraded its smoking ordinance since 1992,
and many other municipalities have since gone beyond smoking bans by
focusing on secondhand smoke ...
in the park snuffed out
Orange County (CA) Register, 2011-01-19
MICHAEL MELLO THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
LA PALMA Central Park in La Palma will be smoke and tobacco-free
starting February . 1, despite a smoldering debate and close vote at Tuesday
night's City Council meeting.
Three of the council's five members voted against establishing a small
designated smoking area in the park, which would have been between the
recreation buildings and the basketball courts. The failed vote allows
a full ban to go into effect in two weeks ...
Woods prohibits smoking on open patios, balconies
OCRegister - Claire Webb - January 19, 2011
Smoking on open patios and balconies will be prohibited for the 18,500
apartment and condominium residents in Laguna Woods following initial
approval of an amendment to the city's smoking ordinance.
The council on Wednesday also was considering an amendment that would
have required residents in multifamily facilities to smoke in their
homes with the windows and doors "completely closed."
Council members asked city staff to analyze the restriction and return
with more information in one year. The amendment that passed prohibiting
smoking on open patios and balconies must have a second reading in February
before it is given final approval. ...
would keep smokers, their smoke indoors
OCRegister - Claire Webb - January 19, 2011
LAGUNA WOODS Apartment and condominium residents here would
be prohibited from smoking on open patios and balconies and, when smoking
inside their homes, would be required to keep all windows and doors
"completely closed," according to an ordinance being considered
Wednesday by the City Council.
In 2004, the city adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking in enclosed
and unenclosed public areas. The ordinance was amended in 2006 to prohibit
smoking in shared carports and entryways in multi-family residential
would ban smoking at all Danville outdoor facilities
Tri-Valley Herald - Eric Louie - January 14, 2011
DANVILLE -- The Danville Parks and Leisure Services Commission has
made a recommendation that would extend a smoking ban to all the town's
The commission voted 8-0 Wednesday to recommend the ban. The Town Council
will have the final say when it comes before members in the spring,
said Michelle Lacy, recreation services manager.
Lacy said the recommendation is to ban smoking at all recreation areas
owned or maintained by the town. That would mean all outdoor facilities,
such as sports fields, parks and trails where smoking is not banned.
Currently smoking is banned in outdoor areas including near tot lots
and building doors and windows. Smoking inside facilities is also banned.
Eureka council to consider hiring new finance director, adopting Measure
Contra Costa Times - Allison White - December 6, 2010
The amended smoking ordinance will also be up before the council. The
original ordinance passed in July and prohibited smoking in a number
of places, ...
limits public smoking
Monterey County Herald - Kevin Howe - December 2, 2010
A city law tightening regulations for smoking in public places passed
unanimously at its second reading Wednesday before the Pacific Grove
The ordinance stops short of banning smoking in outdoor dining areas
or sidewalk tables, and allows smoking on the municipal golf course.
It bans lighting up in city parks, beaches and recreation areas. ...
City Council Candidate Rudy Martinez Fought Anti-Smoking Bans In California
LA Weekly (blog) - Simone Wilson - November 30, 2010
Yet another item on which reality-TV
star and District 14 hopeful Rudy Martinez and the current L.A.
City Council can disagree: smoking in public spaces.
at the City Maven, political watchdogs are jumping all over Martinez'
dark history as a customer-pleasing restaurant honcho who wanted his
diners to be able to light one up when they gosh-darn felt like it.
It appears Martinez served as spokesman/board member for the National
Smokers Alliance, a '90s org (when else could such a thing have existed
but the '90s) dedicated to fighting any and everything anti-smoke --
on the dime of big-money tobacco.
Namely, Philip Morris USA. Yikes. Not a great skeleton of a bedfellow
for a fledgling politician.
Though they're treating it as a scandal, this comes as no surprise.
We can totally see Martinez with heels kicked up at his
Marty's joint in Highland Park, suckin' back the fog of a vintage
Cuban. He doesn't exactly look like the kind of guy who deprives himself
of life's sweet sins -- even at the cost of second-handing all over
the lungs of nearby children.
One of the key state measures Martinez pushed during that time was
Proposition 188, which would have bulldozed all local anti-smoking ordinances
and instated a standard (read: lax) set of rules on business owners.
His face was plastered all over the 'Yes' campaign. The
Maven even pinned down one of the fliers ...
City approves smoking ban
The Argus - Rob Dennis - November 29, 2010
UNION CITY -- Smokers must refrain from lighting up at public events
and in outdoor restaurant and bar spaces starting next month.
The new law, which also will beef up penalties for selling tobacco
to minors and ultimately ban smoking in all apartments, takes effect
Dec. 23. The City Council unanimously approved the anti-smoking ordinances
The apartment ban, which will take effect in February 2012 to give
landlords time to comply, will affect all rental dwellings of two or
more units, including market-rate apartments, affordable apartments,
senior facilities and duplexes on one lot. It does not apply to single-family
homes, mobile home parks, condominiums with units owned individually,
or duplexes on two lots ...
mulls more rules on smoking
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Wes Woods II - November 22, 2010
CLAREMONT - Mayor Linda Elderkin wants the City Council to consider
prohibiting smoking in public plaza areas at tonight's meeting.
Current city laws prohibit smoking in city parks and state law bans
smoking on playgrounds, but Elderkin wants to add open areas such as
the vicinity of Laemmle's Claremont 5 theater.
The public plaza is defined as an "area designed as a gathering
place for the public and designated by the City of Claremont as a public
plaza and which is owned, managed or controlled by the City," according
to a staff report.
Elderkin said people will still be able to smoke at establishments
such as Casa Moreno Mexican Grill, at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., and
other locations in the plaza area. ...
Ban In Pacific Grove Ready For Final Vote
KIONrightnow.com - November 18, 2010
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - Soon, you could possibly see no smoking signs
all over Pacific Grove. Wednesday night, the city council approved plans
to stop you from lighting up at waterfronts, parks, recreational areas,
and buildings surrounding the city's municipal golf links.
"I don't think people should be smoking in playgrounds or recreational
areas. Those areas are made for a purpose especially with children around,"
said Councilmember Alan Cohen.
Council members said they also hope to preserve beach fronts. People
we spoke with at Lovers Point Beach said they like the idea.
"I've told people to throw their cigarette butts away, on my walks.
I mean there's a
receptacle 10 feet away and they can't walk over to that," said
Gary McDowell, supports smoking ban.
Gary McDowell is a former smoker who hopes other cities on the peninsula
consider the ban ...
Hollywood Councilman Fires Barbs at Calabasas Mayor Over Smoking Ban
Patch - Arin Mikailian - November 17, 2010
What was intended to be a few words of encouragement by Mayor Barry
Groveman to the West Hollywood City Council on Monday on passing an
ordinance banning smoking in outdoor dining areas turned into an exchange
of pointed comments between Groveman and West Hollywood Councilman John
Groveman began his three-minute speech by telling council members,
"I am not an advocate of telling people what to do. We don't ban
cigarette smoking in Calabasas; what we do is we regulate second-hand
He added that Calabasas' smoking ordinance, passed in 2006, restricts
smoking within city borders to designated outdoor-smoking areas or private
moves forward on public safety funding; direction given to city staff
Contra Costa Times - Allison White - November 17, 2010
...The council also introduced an ordinance that will amend the smoking
ordinance that went into effect Sept. 3. The smoking ordinance didn't
get much public attention until after it passed. Businesses were then
informed of the changes that prohibited smoking in a variety of places
such as outdoor areas of bars, and of the requirement that 75 percent
of hotel rooms be smoke-free. At the request of council, Tyson presented
a modified ordinance that would decrease the required amount of nonsmoking
rooms at hotels and motels to 50 percent and would allow smoking at
bars that have a smoking area that complies with state law. ...
council to look at public safety funding, smoking ordinance
Contra Costa Times - Allison White - November 15, 2010
...Changes to the city's smoking ordinance are also up for introduction.
The ordinance passed in July prohibited smoking in a number of places,
including bars and public events. It also required hotels and motels
to have 75 percent of rooms designated as nonsmoking. After the ordinance
went into effect,
business owners complained about the effects to their businesses, and
the council directed city staff to make a few changes.
The proposed changes would decrease the required amount of nonsmoking
rooms at hotels and motels to 50 percent and would allow smoking at
bars that have a smoking area that complies with state law. ...
ban ordinance in public areas to be drafted by L.A. Council
Beverly Hills (CA) Courier, 2010-11-11
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously directed its attorneys today
to prepare an ordinance that would ban smoking in "all public areas
and common areas where people congregate.' . . .
In Parks' motion -- approved 13-0 today -- the councilman called for
a comprehensive and citywide ordinance that would ban smoking in "all
public areas and common areas where people congregate, including, but
not limited to, indoor and outdoor businesses, hotels, parks, apartment
common areas, restaurants and bars, and beaches.'
Parks added, "We need to implement legislation to regulate cigarette
smoking by limiting it to specific places where there is no expectation
of involuntary contact with people -- wherever people congregate or
there is an expectation of people being present, (then) smoking should
Clara gives final approval to smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 10, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif.Santa Clara County has approved among the San
Francisco Bay area's most sweeping smoking bans.
County supervisors on Tuesday gave final approval to laws that would
ban smoking inside apartments, condominiums and townhouses and in outdoor
eating areas of restaurants.
The ban would also apply to common areas of multiunit residences, hotels
and motels and within 30 feet of any outdoor service area, such as a
ticket line. The new rules would only affect unincorporated parts of
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the ban on smoking in apartments,
condos and townhouses will take effect in 14 months. The other rules
go into effect in 30 days. ...
Beach Community Could Ban Smoking
KEYT - November 9, 2010
The City of Carpinteria is one step closer to completely banning smoking
within the city.
The city council voted unanimously to have a total ban law written
up. A complete ban would prohibit smoking in any public or private place
that is open to the general public ...
City Council to discuss, vote on tougher smoking rules Wednesday
Southwest Riverside News Network - Rocky Salmon - November 9, 2010
Lighting up a cigarette or cigar might get a little more difficult
On Wednesday night, the City Council will vote on whether to enact
stricter laws in the face of a pending report card from the American
Lung Association, according to the councils agenda.
The American Lung Association informed the city it plans to include
the new city in its annual report card. The association ranks based
on three criteria: smoke-free outdoor areas, smoke-free housing and
reducing tobacco product sales.
City staff is asking council members if new laws should be enacted
to further limit smoking within city boundaries. City officials stated
in the council agenda that there would be no monetary impact but it
is a public health issue ...
ban gets approval
Stockton Record - Zachary K. Johnson - November 5, 2010
STOCKTON - Housing officials Thursday accepted a new policy that would
ban smoking in public housing in San Joaquin County.
Residents of the roughly 1,000 units managed by the San Joaquin Housing
Authority won't have to stamp out their cigarettes yet; the policy still
needs to go to federal officials for final approval before new leases
will go into effect. And even then, residents who smoke will have a
year to kick the habit, find somewhere else to smoke or look elsewhere.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development encouraged
public housing agencies to adopt no-smoking policies. County housing
officials this year wrestled with balancing the right of smokers to
smoke and the right of nonsmokers to live in a healthier, smoke-free
environment. By July, the authority's board of commissioners voted to
make its properties smoke-free. On Thursday, it voted 5-0 to accept
the policy. ...
View residents have said No to public smoking
Bridger Valley Pioneer - Virginia Giorgis - November 4, 2010
Over 75 percent of the Mountain View residents who took part in the
straw poll Tuesday, supported a ban on smoking in public places in Mountain
According to Bonnie Halford, town clerk, there were a little
over 400 who voted in town. Of this 343 participated in the straw
poll. The results were 263 supported the ban and 80 opposed the ban.
She said the support was over whelming, and gives the
council the direction in which to proceed. She did not project a timeline
for the ordinance, but said that an ordinance would have to be drafted.
Then, three readings would be held ...
on restaurant patios now illegal in SF
Press-Enterprise - November 4, 2010
Smokers in San Francisco can no longer light up in a restaurant's outdoor
The law approved by the city's Board of Supervisors in March went into
effect this week.
Restaurants must not post signs advising customers they can only smoke
at the curb or in a spot that is at least 15 feet from exits, entrances,
windows and vents.
Failure to comply could cost restaurants a $500 fine. ...
City weighs smoking ban for apartments, condos, public events
Oakland Tribune - Rob Dennis - November 1, 2010
UNION CITY -- The City Council this month will consider a smoking ban
in all apartments and condominiums, and at outdoor public events, as
part of an effort to boost the city's smoke-free grade from barely passing
to top of the class.
If approved, the apartment and condominium ban likely will take effect
in February 2012. It would affect all dwellings of two or more units,
but would not apply to single-family residences or mobile homes.
Belmont attracted national attention when it passed such a law in January
2009, and Richmond and Sebastopol have approved similar ordinances since
then. The American Lung Association supports prohibiting smoking in
all multiunit housing, and recommends at least 80 percent be designated
The city's other proposed measures, including the ban at public events
and efforts to beef up penalties for selling tobacco to minors, would
take effect by the end of this year.
The city earned a "D" grade in a January report by the association,
which ranked cities and counties based on three policy areas that the
group considers most effective in combating the negative effects of
tobacco at the local level ...
Clara County supervisors ready to enact strong anti-smoking measures
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-10-29
Breathing in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County is going
to get easier soon, thanks to three new ordinances controlling tobacco
use that are likely to become law in November.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Oct.
19 to approve the three ordinances introduced by board president Ken
The second and final vote on two of the ordinances is set for Nov.
9; the third ordinance, Nov. 23.
Yeager said he introduced the trio of comprehensive measures to help
prevent smoking among youths and to protect residents from secondhand
"The residents of this county deserve strong policies to safeguard
their health," Yeager said. ...
Council committee tackles second-hand smoke
Los Angeles Daily News - October 26, 2010
A City Council committee proposed Tuesday broadening Los Angeles' anti-smoking
law by prohibiting second-hand smoke in most public areas, including
common areas where people gather.
City Councilman Bernard Parks said the ban similar to those
imposed in unincorporated Los Angeles County and in other cities
would apply to indoor and outdoor businesses, parks, restaurants, bars
and common areas of apartment buidings.
The Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee asked the City Attorney's
Office to draft the language for the measure. Parks said his South Los
Angeles district is particularly impacted by health problems from second-hand
smoking ban puts Santa Clara County in forefront of crackdowns
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-10-25
Santa Clara County supervisors gave preliminary unanimous approval
to a package of new tobacco laws that are among the most comprehensive
and restrictive in the nation. The board is expected to give final approval
of most of the laws Nov. 9, and an ordinance governing tobacco retailers
returns for a final vote Nov. 23.
County officials said the new rules are needed because of growing evidence
of the dangers to nonsmokers from secondhand smoke, and the frustration
of many multiunit residents of choking on their neighbors' cigarette
As Serena Chen, policy director for the American Lung Association in
California, put it, "Smoke doesn't know it's just supposed to stay
put.'' . . .
A handful of small Bay Area cities, including Belmont and Richmond,
have adopted similar measures governing smoking in apartments and condominiums.
But the county ordinances, urged by Supervisor Ken Yeager, the board's
president, have leapfrogged what had been minimal regulations to the
forefront of smoking crackdowns. They have turned county tobacco rules
that the American Lung Association had graded an "F" into
an "A." ...
of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure in California American Indian
Communities (Anniversary Report) (PDF)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research , 2010-10-24
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Executive Summary .......... 2
II. Sacred Tobacco Use .................. 5
III. Health Effects and Associated Illnesses of Commercial Tobacco
Use ............ 6
IV. American Indians in California, Tobacco Behaviors and Associated
Risk Factors ............... 11
V. Secondhand Smoke and its Effects on Pregnancy and Children ...................
VI. Tribal and Community Tobacco Prevention .......... 18
VII. Costs of Commercial Tobacco-Related Morbidity and Mortality ..................
Jenny Oropeza -- an advocate for Californians
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - October 21, 2010
Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a legislative leader and tireless advocate for
Californians, passed away Wednesday at age 53 of complications from
a blood clot.
Oropeza, a Democrat who represented Long Beach, worked to improve health
of all Californians. She worked on legislation to increase cancer prevention
and limit air pollution, including a ban on smoking on state beaches
that the governor vetoed. ...
lawmaker Oropeza dies after long illness
By DON THOMPSON
Bismarck Tribune, October 21, 2010
California Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a Democrat who was facing re-election
next month, has died in a Long Beach Hospital after a long illness.
She was 53.
Oropeza's press secretary, Ray Sotero, said Thursday the senator died
Wednesday night of complications from a blood clot she developed in
her abdomen in May. He says the clot led to a common side effect, a
buildup of fluid in her lungs that affected her breathing.
Grove Considers Smoking Ban At Parks
KSBW The Central Coast - October 21, 2010
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. -- Pacific Grove city council members discussed
Wednesday evening a possible smoking ban at all public parks, beaches
and outdoor dining areas.
Members said the proposal has two goals: protecting the environment
and public health ...
Council bans smoking in all Long Beach parks
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram, 2010-10-20
Paul Eakins, Staff Writer
The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban smoking in all city
parks and other outdoor areas, including picnic areas, playgrounds,
sports or playing fields, walking paths, gardens, hiking trails, and
bike paths. Smoking was already illegal on city beaches.
The ordinance, which had been recommended by the Parks and Recreation
Commission, exempts golf courses because of potential revenue loss and
because smoking on courses isn't considered likely to affect children
or crowds. The law also allows exemptions for activities such as filming
or special events. ...
Clara County Supes Pass Tobacco Ordinances
KTVU/BayInsider.com Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA), 2010-10-19
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously passed
three new ordinances that will tighten tobacco restrictions in unincorporated
areas of the county.
The ordinances, introduced by Board President Ken Yeager, were passed
following a public hearing . . .
They must be read a second time and receive final approval next month
before they go into effect. . . .
Under the smoking pollution control ordinance, smoking would be banned
at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, outdoor shopping malls, all county
parks, in hotels and motels, and at retail stores that exclusively sell
tobacco and smoking products.
Public smoking would also be banned within 30 feet of any outdoor service
area, such as a ticket line.
The board also passed the multi-unit residences ordinance, which bans
smoking in duplexes, condo and townhouse complexes, and apartment buildings.
The ordinance does allow for setting up designated smoking areas at
least 30 feet away from doors and windows.
The ordinance requires new or renewed lease agreements to include a
clause that would prohibit smoking inside units. ...
Beach Council tackles smoking in city parks
Concept expanded from smallest parks to all parks
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram, 2010-10-17
Paul Eakins, Staff Writer
City Council on Tuesday will consider approving an ordinance to ban
smoking in all of Long Beach's parks.
What started as an idea by 2nd District Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal
to prohibit smoking in Long Beach's smallest parks -- the idea being
that non-smokers, especially children, would have no way of avoiding
smoke in small areas -- has been expanded by the Parks and Recreation
Commission into a proposed smoking ban for all parks.
The council had initially asked the commission to consider the small-parks
idea, asking it to determine what constitutes a small park.
After making a decision, the commission decided to revisit the broader
issue a month later and voted unanimously in September to recommend
the ban for all parks. ...
attempt to make entryways smoke-free
Orland Press Register - Rick Longley - October 12, 2010
Orland businesses are being asked to establish smoke-free entryways
so their customers will not have to breath in secondhand smoke.
The effort is the project of the California Health Collaborative of
Chico, which received a $350,000 grant from the California Health Department's
Tobacco Control Project.
Collaborative spokeswoman DeAnne Blankenship said Monday the three-year
grant will allow her group and partner organizations to advocate for
a smoke-free North State. ...
mayor wants tougher smoking laws
Monterey County Herald (blog) - Kevin Howe - October 8, 2010
Are Pacific Grove's smoking regulations strong enough?
Mayor Carmelita Garcia doesn't think so. She proposed Wednesday that
the city consider tightening rules about smoking in public places, particularly
parks, beaches, recreation areas, outdoor dining areas and sidewalk
tables in front of restaurants and coffeehouses.
Pacific Grove, she said, was given an F grade for its smoking laws
by the American Lung Association.
Garcia proposed asking the council to instruct City Attorney David
Laredo and city staff to draw up regulations to cover these areas.
The City Council's reaction was mixed.
Garcia received support from Councilman Dan Miller, who complained
of smokers on the golf course, and Councilman Robert Huitt, who asked
instructions to the staff be specific, not general.
"We need to look at whether an ordinance will result in a change
of behavior," he said. "We've got a lot of things we need
to do besides an exercise in rule making."
Councilman Bill Kampe said he questions organizations that hand out
letter grades to cities.
"It's incredibly rare to encounter second-hand smoke in Pacific
Grove," he said. ...
Palma council lights up over smoking in park
OCRegister - Michael Mello - October 7, 2010
LA PALMA Where there's smoke, it's said, there's fire. And there
certainly has been hot debate among the City Council regarding proposals
to ban smoking and tobacco use at Central Park.
But it took a debate of more than 90 minutes and several substitute
motions before the council came to a consensus. And when they did, they
did not vote to restrict smoking at the city's largest park, recreation
superintendent Mike Belknap said.
Instead, they voted 5-0 Tuesday to give themselves the ability to set
smoking policy through a council resolution. They also directed recreation
officials to conduct a resident poll, to see if they want smoking restricted
to certain areas of the park, or banned altogether, Belknap said. ...
Valley to consider tighter smoking rules
Contra Costa Times - October 5, 2010
Mill Valley has joined the ranks of local governments in Marin County
considering tightening restrictions on smoking, including a crackdown
in condos and apartments.
Mill Valley has already banned smoking in many enclosed public spaces
since 1992. On Monday the council discussed a series of changes to the
1992 rules, proposed in a new draft ordinance written by the county's
Tobacco Related Disease Control Program.
The draft ordinance include bans on smoking in bus shelters, some apartment
and condo units, restaurants and outdoor dining areas and within 20
feet of building entrances. It would also require that non-smoking multi-family
units be grouped together ...
Park smoking ban goes into effect Nov. 29
Palo Alto Online - October 4, 2010
With zero discussion, the Menlo Park City Council waived a second reading
of the revised smoking ordinance last week, thus making the new laws
official. The changes go into effect Nov. 29.
Major revisions include no more smoking in outdoor areas like Cafe
Borrone's patio unless the business owner chooses to set aside a designated,
unenclosed space for smokers.
While residents can still smoke within their own apartments, or while
walking in the street, common-use areas of multi-unit housing will become
smoke-free zones, according to City Attorney Bill McClure.
Verne council considering smoking ban in public places
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino - October 4,
The La Verne City Council this week will decide whether to adopt an
ordinance prohibiting smoking in city parks and facilities.
The ordinance includes smoking in any public park, facility, skate
park, community center, trail, bikeway or any other area, building or
structure operated or owned by the city.
The council may vote on the matter at its meeting, 6:30 tonight at
La Verne City Hall, 3660 D St. ...
seeks to ban smoking near businesses
Enterprise-Record - Larry Mitchell-Staff - September 30, 2010
CHICO A group focused on health hopes to convince the city councils
in Chico and Orland to ban smoking within 20 feet of the entrances to
In 2004, a state law was signed banning smoking within 20 feet of the
entrances of municipal, county and state buildings, but there's nothing
official to prevent it outside stores, restaurants and bars, said DeAnne
Blankenship, a program manager for the California Health Collaborative.
Her nonprofit organization is based in Fresno and has five offices
in cities around the state, including Chico and Oroville. Blankenship
works out of the Chico office and leads the project focusing on smoking
in Chico and Orland.
In a phone interview this week, she said the No. 1 complaint received
by the Butte County Public Health Department is about smokers congregating
People complain that entering and departing customers have to walk
through a curtain of smoke, and sometimes smoke drifts inside the businesses,
Blankenship said the initiative in Chico and Orland aims at helping
protect Californians from secondhand smoke, which has been estimated
to cause 4,700 deaths each year in the state. The California Health
Collaborative recently received a $350,000 grant for the project Blankenship
will lead. The money came from the state Tobacco Control Project, which
has funds from tobacco taxes. ...
Costa bans indoor smoking in housing complexes
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-09-29
Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times
Smoking tobacco and medical marijuana in new multiunit housing complexes
in unincorporated Contra Costa, even in the privacy of a resident's
own dwelling, will be banned because of a new county ordinance.
Contra Costa supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt the new regulations,
joining four other cities in the county with similar secondhand-smoke
For new and existing multiunit housing, residents will no longer be
able to smoke on balconies, patios, decks or in carports. The new ordinance
would also make smoking in a nonsmoking area of the housing complex
a lease violation, and give landlords the right to evict a tenant after
three violations. ...
sets public forum on tightening smoking rules
Contra Costa Times - Jessica Bernstein-Wax - September 27, 2010
Anyone who lives or works in Larkspur will have the chance to blow
off steam about smoking rules in the city at a public forum Wednesday.
The Smoke-Free Marin Coalition and the Marin County Tobacco Related
Disease Control Program are co-hosting the discussion on possibly expanding
smoke-free areas in Larkspur at 7 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers,
400 Magnolia Ave.
The coalition wants Larkspur to update its smoking ordinance - last
changed 13 years ago - to ban lighting up near restaurant entrances
and outdoor seating areas and further limit smoking in apartment and
condominium complexes, said Jennie Cook, a Larkspur resident and chairwoman
of the coalition.
Under the proposal, smoking inside apartments and on patios would be
limited to 25 to 50 percent of units in a complex and relegated to certain
sections of the building, Cook said.
About half of Larkspur's housing is rental stock, and the coalition
has reached out to apartment complex owners and invited them to attend
the meeting, she added. ...
Years of Faster Decline in Cigarette Smoking in California Explains
Current Lower Lung Cancer Rates.
Pierce, J.P.; Messer, K.S.; White, M.M.; Kealey, S.; Cowling, D.W.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-0563
[doi]. September 17, 2010, [Epub ahead of print].
City Council Candidates Square Off
KEYT - September 23, 2010
Carpinterians attended a forum Thursday night to hear from the five
candidates running for City Council including three incumbents.
They are Mayor Gregg Carty, Vice-Mayor Al Clark, Councilman Ed Stein,
Steve McWhirter and Janice Sugiyama.
The forum, hosted by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, was a
cordial affair heavy on friendliness, not fireworks. ...
Palma Council Debates How Far to Go With Tobacco Ban
VoiceofOC (blog) - September 23, 2010
La Palma's attempt to ban tobacco, even chewing tobacco, from its Central
Park turned into a City Council debate Tuesday over what its citizens
actually want when it comes to public smoking bans.
The night began with council members considering an outright ban of
all tobacco products in the park. But they were swayed by a survey showing
that 72 percent of residents support designated smoking areas.
In the end, council members, wanting to make sure they were abiding
by the will of the people, voted, 4-1, for a proposal for designated
smoking areas to be presented at the council's Oct. 5 meeting.
"You do want to see restriction in the park, but you want to see
some designated island of smokers," said Mayor Pro Tem Ralph Rodriguez
Francisco supes OK expanded tobacco sales ban
Associated Press (AP), 2010-09-21
TREVOR HUNNICUTT, For The Associated Press
San Francisco supervisors gave preliminary approval Tuesday to expanding
a law that restricts drug stores from selling tobacco products to also
apply to grocery stores and big box wholesale clubs with pharmacies.
Supervisor Eric Mar, who co-sponsored the legislation, said there was
no good reason for stores that sell nicotine patches and drugs to patients
with cancer at one counter to offer cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco
"Cigarettes and pharmacies don't mix," Mar said. "Pharmacies
should promote healing and protect our health."
The ordinance expands an existing ban on drug store sales of tobacco
products to cover big box wholesale clubs with pharmacies such as Costco
Wholesale Corp. and grocery stores such as Safeway. A similar law is
on the books in Boston. ...
just blowing smoke: Potential changes to Eureka's ordinance in the works
Contra Costa Times - Allison White - September 21, 2010
When the Eureka City Council passed an ordinance in July restricting
where people can smoke, public comment included only those in favor
of the measure. That has since changed.
Many became aware of the ordinance only after it had passed and businesses
were being informed of the new laws about smoking in the city. A few
residents and business owners stepped forward at the last council meeting
to protest the ordinance, prompting the council to direct staff to draft
an amendment that would exclude some outdoor areas in bars, City Manager
David Tyson said.
He is now working with other city staff and an attorney familiar with
tobacco law to create the exception. At tonight's meeting he will present
his progress to the council as an informational item, and the council
should see an amendment for possible introduction at its mid - October
free laws recognized in Truckee
Sierra Sun - September 21, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. The California Clean Air Project recognized
the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Parks District Board members in their
support and forward movement for smoke-free parks and buildings in Truckee.
This award is given by CCAP, a statewide program of ETR associates to
recognize city councils or boards of supervisors for passing and enforcing
a mandatory smoke-free policy/ordinance in their community. The ordinance
needs to be successful in implementing any of the following: Smoke-free
entryways, smoke-free parks, smoke-free outdoor dining and smoke-free
multi-unit housing in their city or county. ...
and Rec Commission votes to ban smoking in Long Beach parks
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Paul Eakins - September 16, 2010
LONG BEACH - Smokers in Long Beach parks may soon have to snuff it
A city panel voted Thursday to support a ban on smoking in all Long
Beach parks, changing its previous decision.
The Parks and Recreation Commission had voted 4-3 on Aug. 19 to recommend
that the City Council ban smoking in parks of 1 acre or less in size.
The idea to ban the activity in small parks had been proposed by 2nd
District Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal and then referred to the commission.
However, the issue was revisited Thursday, and the commission voted
unanimously in favor of a ban in parks of all sizes. One member of the
seven-person commission, Sarah Tong Sangmeister, was absent. ...
bans all smoking at housing complexes
Victor Valley (CA) Press, 2010-09-17
The San Bernardino County Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners
has banned smoking in all units and common areas of several housing
complexes, despite divided research on the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Four housing complexes throughout the county have been transitioned
to non-smoking communities, Susan Benner, executive director of the
housing authority said in a press release.
Benner said residents overwhelmingly supported the smoking ban.
These policies protect residents from drifting secondhand smoke from
neighboring units and restrict smoking in common areas, according to
the housing authority's press release. ...
Park tightening restrictions on smokers
San Jose Mercury News - September 15, 2010
MENLO PARK, Calif.The city of Menlo Park is poised to tighten
restrictions on smokers.
The city council unanimously approved a new law on Tuesday that would
ban smoking in common areas of apartment and condominium buildings,
parks and picnic areas.
It would also make it illegal to smoke at athletic fields and transit
The council needs to hold another vote on the measure before it can
go into effect.
Councilmember did agree to allow restaurants, bars and tobacco shops
to permit smoking in designated outside patio areas in response to concerns
raised by some local business owners. ...
smoking ban one step closer in Menlo Park
The Almanac Online - Sandy Brundage - September 15, 2010
Menlo Park crept a step closer to expanding its smoking ordinance. After
debating a few tweaks to the language and grilling the city attorney
on how the ordinance would be enforced, the City Council voted 5-0 to
introduce the new regulations at its Sept. 14 meeting.
The ordinance will return to the council for a second reading and council
action. If the council approves the ordinance, it will go into effect
in 60 days.
City Attorney Bill McClure walked the council through major changes
to the ordinance, which will ban smoking in outdoor areas like Cafe
Barrone's patio unless the business owner chooses to set aside a designated,
unenclosed space for smokers.
The burden will be on the owners to put up signs allowing smoking,
Mr. McClure said, otherwise the assumption should be that smoking is
While residents can still smoke within their own apartment, or while
walking in the street, common use areas of multi-unit housing will become
Mr. McClure explained that those violating the ordinance could be subject
to fines and code enforcement action. ...
Park tightens smoking restrictions in public places
San Jose Mercury News - Bonnie Eslinger - September 15, 2010
Smoking will be banned in many public places in Menlo Park, including
the common areas of apartment and condominium buildings, under a new
law unanimously approved by the city council Tuesday night.
Responding to concerns from local business owners, council members
granted an exemption for restaurants, bars and tobacco shops to permit
smoking in designated outside patio areas, despite general agreement
about the health impacts of secondhand smoke.
Existing state law prohibits smoking in playgrounds and within 20 feet
of building entry ways, as well as in most indoor places of employment.
Menlo Park's ordinance also makes it illegal to light up at parks,
picnic areas, athletic fields, transit stops and other waiting areas.
In addition, it bans smoking in the common areas of apartment and condominium
buildings, including halls, stairways, lobbies, laundry rooms, swimming
pools, shared cooking areas and associated parking areas. It does not
restrict smoking on streets and sidewalks and uncovered parking lots.
In order for the ordinance to become law, the council will need to
hold a second reading and take another vote at a future meeting. It
would become effective 60 days after passage. ...
ban on residential balconies, porches takes effect
Marina Del Rey (CA) Argonaut, 2010-09-09
Smokers in Santa Monica are no longer allowed to light up while on
balconies or porches near homes.
The Santa Monica City Council strengthened the city's protections against
second-hand smoke by adopting an ordinance Aug. 10 that expands the
smoke-free outdoor areas at multi-unit residential properties to a 25-foot
radius around all doors, windows, and vents.
This includes all private balconies, patios, porches, and decks within
the 25-foot radius and also covers areas on neighboring properties that
are within 25 feet of a door, window or vent.
The new 25-foot rule takes effect Thursday, Sept. 9.
under way to regulate smoking in Marin apartment complexes
Trading Markets (press release) - September 8, 2010
Sep 08, 2010 (The Marin Independent Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information
Services via COMTEX) --
The county of Marin and four municipalities, including Fairfax and
Larkspur, are exploring the possibility of regulating smoking in apartment
complexes, a step taken by the city Novato two years ago.
When the American Lung Association issued its yearly report card on
tobacco control in January, five Marin municipalities -- Belvedere,
Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon -- flunked. Fairfax,
Larkspur, San Anselmo and San Rafael were ranked below average, a D
grade. Novato, which passed sweeping tobacco control legislation in
2008, garnered a B, one of only 11 jurisdictions statewide to do so.
Fairfax Town Council members discussed an ordinance last week that
would require existing apartment complexes with six or more units to
be 50 percent nonsmoking, and new complexes of like size to be 75 percent
nonsmoking within a year. It would ban smoking in apartment complex
The council postponed any action and agreed to continue discussion
at its October meeting. Fairfax has already held two public meetings
on the issue.
Smoke Free Marin, a coalition of tobacco activists, community groups,
health agencies and youth-serving agencies, will present arguments for
tightening smoking regulations to Larkspur residents during a public
forum scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Larkspur City Council chambers
at 400 Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur.
Council members representing two other Marin cities expressed interest
in an ordinance regulating smoking in apartment ...
Hill clarifies anti-smoking rules
Contra Costa Times - Lisa P. White - September 7, 2010
PLEASANT HILL -- The City Council has cleared away the cloud of ambiguity
hovering over the stricter anti-smoking rules they adopted earlier this
In April, the council amended the existing smoking regulations in an
effort to reduce residents' exposure to secondhand smoke. The biggest
changes apply to housing with four or more units. For example, the ordinance
bans smoking in indoor and outdoor common areas, except those designated
Originally, the council banned smoking within 20 feet of a door, operable
window or ventilation system, unless the smoker was passing by. They
also banned smoking on private decks, balconies and patios located within
20 feet of a designated nonsmoking unit.
But apartment owners said the ordinance was unclear. Since most balconies,
patios and decks are close to a door, they wondered if the council intended
to prohibit smoking on these outdoor spaces.
Councilman Michael Harris, who pushed for the new anti-smoking rules,
pointed out that even minimal exposure to secondhand smoke poses a significant
health risk, especially for children.
"We know there are a lot of families with young children who live
in apartments," said Harris, who proposed banning smoking on all
private decks, balconies and patios. ...
Hollywood to debate tight limits on outdoor smoking
Los Angeles Times (blog) - September 7, 2010
The West Hollywood City Council on Tuesday evening will discuss extending
a smoking ban to outdoor patios and open-air spaces.
Officials are not yet ready to vote on such a ban because it must first
be drafted and considered by a city-appointed task force.
The goal is take on the citys smoking habit, which persists despite
West Hollywoods existing tough tobacco restrictions. The city
already prohibits smoking in public places, indoor areas of restaurants,
and bars and work spaces.
Yet it has the fourth-highest smoking rate compared with Los Angeles'
15 city council districts and the more than 100 cities and unincorporated
communities in Los Angeles County, according to a June report from the
county health department.
A West Hollywood task force has met six times to work out a potential
ordinance. Concerns raised include a possible negative effect on restaurants
and hotels, which cater to international travelers more likely to smoke.
A staff report suggested otherwise: Research analyzing the economic
impact of indoor smoking bans suggests that there is more likely to be
an economic benefit from creating smoke-free environments.
"The City of Beverly Hills is the only city known to have conducted
an analysis of the economic impact of their outdoor smoking ban which,
while limited in scope, shows there was a net economic benefit for most
businesses, the staff report stated ...
ban in Menlo Park's public places to come before on Sept. 14
San Jose Mercury News - Bonnie Eslinger - September 6, 2010
Menlo Park next week could become the latest Peninsula city to make
it exceedingly difficult for smokers to light up in public and in the
common areas of apartment and condominium complexes.
At its meeting next Tuesday, the city council will review a proposed
ordinance that would ban smoking in parks, picnic areas, athletic fields
and transit stops, among other public places.
In addition, the ordinance would prohibit smoking in the common areas
of apartment and condominium buildings including halls, stairways, lobbies,
laundry rooms, swimming pools, shared cooking areas and associated parking
The law would not restrict smoking on streets and sidewalks -- except
when they're being used for such city-sponsored events as fairs and
parades -- and at uncovered parking lots.
Although smoking would be outlawed inside restaurants and bars, the
ordinance would allow it on their outside patios. Smoking also would
be permitted inside tobacco shops ...
WeHo News - Chloe Ross - September 6, 2010
West Hollywood, California (September 6, 2010) - Like the bussing of
kids rather than the improvement of schools - the smoking ban is a stupid
I do not smoke; I did, but no longer do. I think the ban on smoking
in public buildings and restaurants is reasonable, but what the city
is planning to now do is idiotic. ...
on smoking in apartments considered then tabled
Patch - Kelly Dunleavy - September 3, 2010
The Fairfax Town Council, Wednesday night, briefly considered and then
temporarily shelved an ordinance that would ban smoking in multi-unit
The ordinance, brought by council member Larry Bragman, is designed
to limit the amount of secondhand smoke that apartment dwellers are
exposed to. Because many apartment complexes have shared common spaces,
ventilation systems, patios, and closely-packed windows and doors, secondhand
smoke from one apartment can enter another without those residents even
"Lots of people say, 'we're protected at work, what makes secondhand
smoke any better at home?'" said Pam Granger of Smoke Free Marin.
Two forums were held over the past six months in which residents were
able to voice concerns they had about a possible ordinance. The stories
that some families and kids told "would just break your heart,"
said Granger, who also pointed out that kids and seniors are the most
affected by pollutants in the air and spend large amounts of time in
"At home, it doesn't give you a choice to walk away," said
Lydia Kind Heart. ...
Pasadena takes another step against public smoking
Whittier Daily News - Adolfo Flores - September 2, 2010
SOUTH PASADENA - After a new ordinance banning smoking in common areas
in apartment, condo and townhouse complexes goes into effect this weekend,
Yan Shackleton worries she may not see much of her father.
"I can't imagine telling my dad not to smoke," said Shackleton,
36, who lives in an apartment complex near El Centro Street. "I'm
not kidding. He won't go to Santa Monica" because of a similar
Starting Saturday, residents of multi-unit dwellings - including duplexes
- who light up in common areas like lobbies, stairways, community rooms
and elevators will face a minimum fine of $250.
The ordinance goes further. In three years, beginning in September
2013, smoking will be banned inside individual apartments, duplexes,
condos and townhomes. Landlords can designate smoking areas or designate
not more than 20 percent of their units as smoking residences.
Effective immediately as of Saturday, all new construction units must
be non-smoking, according to the ordinance. ...
North Coast Journal - Ryan Burns - August 26, 2010
Last month, the Eureka City Council quietly passed a wide-ranging new
anti-smoking ordinance, prohibiting smoking more or less everywhere
apart from your own home: No smoking within 100 feet of the Eureka Boardwalk;
no smoking at farmers markets, festivals or Arts Alive!; in fact,
no smoking within 30 feet of any doorway, window, crack or vent to an
enclosed space. Technically, you cant even throw a cigarette butt
into a trash can within the new boundaries. The ordinance was discussed
at several council hearings without fanfare or complaint. When Mayor
Virginia Bass asked for public comment prior to the councils July
20 vote, two people simply raised their thumbs in support. The measure
passed unanimously, and on Monday it officially went into effect. ...
Secretary Announces Launch of Unprecedented Anti-Smoking Effort in Los
Federally-Funded Campaign Will Target Communities With High Smoking
SOURCE: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today joined
Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Mark Ridley-Thomas
and county Health Officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding to announce the start
of the most aggressive, comprehensive anti-smoking campaign in L.A.
County history to reach communities with high smoking rates across the
county. This anti-tobacco effort will include several policy-based initiatives,
social services and support for quit smoking efforts, as well as a high-profile
and highly targeted media campaign to support a broad range of tobacco
control efforts and raise awareness of free and low-cost resources to
help smokers quit. These tactics will aim to ultimately reduce secondhand
smoke exposure, discourage tobacco use, reduce consumption of tobacco
products, strengthen youth smoking prevention efforts, and increase
access to and utilization of effective tobacco cessation services. ...
and Rec Commission recommends smoking ban for parks
Contra Costa Times - Paul Eakins - August 19, 2010
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission voted
Thursday morning to recommend banning smoking in small parks of one
acre or less in size.
The recommendation will go to the City Council for approval at a later
Before unanimously approving the recommendation, the commission initially
voted 4-3 against prohibiting smoking in parks that are five acres or
smaller. The decision disappointed members of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free
Long Beach, who were at the meeting to support the wider ban. ...
Task Force to finalize outdoor smoking ban
WeHo News - August 19, 2010
West Hollywood, California (August 19, 2010) - When West Hollywood
(then-Mayor) Abbe Land and Mayor John Heilman introduced a ban on outdoor
smoking at WeHo restaurants and nightclubs in December, 2009, they believed
they enjoyed a consensus, and so put it on the calendar for days before
the Christmas holiday on the city council consent calendar. ...
Ban Could Include Parks But Not Sidewalks For Now
Corona del Mar Today - August 18, 2010
Newport Beach soon could see a smoking ban at public parks and other
outdoor recreational areas, but plans to ban smoking outside restaurants
and bars or on ...
new smoking laws kick in Monday
Contra Costa Times - Allison White - August 18, 2010
Smokers will have fewer places to light up in Eureka when its updated
smoking ordinance goes into effect on Monday. The Eureka City Council
Chamber: Pot law would allow smoking at work
Associated Press (AP), 2010-08-12
MARCUS WOHLSEN (AP)
Supporters and opponents of a ballot measure to legalize marijuana
in California are dueling over the law's possible effects on employers
and the workplace.
The California Chamber of Commerce claimed in a legal analysis released
Thursday that Proposition 19 would lead to more workplace accidents
by forcing employers to let workers smoke pot on the job.
The analysis also contends the law would make California companies
ineligible for federal contracts because employers could not guarantee
a drug-free workplace.
The proposition's supporters dispute the chamber's findings. They point
to the state Legislative Analyst's Office's determination that employers
would "retain existing rights to address consumption of marijuana
that impairs an employee's job performance."
Mainly at issue is a section of the proposition that says no one can
"be denied any right or privilege" because they engaged in
legal conduct permitted by the act, such as smoking pot. . . .
The chamber claims the proposition would create a new, ill-defined
standard of "actual impairment" that would prevent employers
from disciplining workers simply for consuming marijuana. Instead, according
to the chamber's analysis, employers would have to prove that pot impaired
an employee's job performance.
"For example, if a forklift driver showed up reeking of marijuana
smoke, an employer could not take disciplinary action until it could
be proven that the employee's job performance was 'actually impaired'
by the marijuana use (for example, after an accident occurred),"
the chamber wrote. ...
Ban At Santa Monica Pier Unanimously Approved
KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO (Los Angeles, CA), 2010-08-11
People on the Santa Monica Pier will no longer be able to light-up.The
Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously last night to ban smoking
at the historic site. Council member Kevin McKeown says part of the
reason is to protect the pier from fire and there's strong support for
the ban. ...
Monica's Next Possible Smoking Ban: The Pier
LAist (blog) - Zach Behrens - August 9, 2010
Santa Monica city leaders should really just ban smoking throughout
the whole city. Is the process of of slowly hacking away at bits and
pieces of the city -- the latest was to ban smoking 25 feet within an
apartment or condo building window or door -- really that efficient?
Now the City Council will determine if smoking should be banned on
the Santa Monica Pier. And there appears to be good reason for this.
To quote a staff report, via the Lookout News: "Improperly extinguished
cigarettes are reported to be the leading cause of fire on the pier."
councilman withdraws smoking ban proposal
OCRegister - Jaimee Lynn Fletcher - Aug 3, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH-Councilman Gil Coerper withdrew his proposal to ban
smoking on patios at downtown restaurants saying he hopes ...
City seeks smoke-free parks
San Mateo Daily Journal - Heather Murtagh - July 30, 2010
Creating smoke-free parks where children can play, parents can watch
and others can wander was the direction of the South San Francisco City
Council, which wasnt ready to support a stricter smoking ban in
An ordinance banning smoking on downtown sidewalks, in parks and at
public events went before the City Council for discussion Wednesday.
While all councilmembers supported the ban in parks and potentially
during city-sponsored events, Councilwoman Karyl Matsumoto stood alone
in her desire for a stricter ban. Although there was no vote, the council
directed staff to come back with an ordinance outlawing smoking in parks.
In addition, staff was asked to research ways of sharing the costs for
Smokers have a choice. Non-smokers do not, said Matsumoto,
according to a video of the meeting.
Smoking carries with it a number of health concerns, which inspired
Matsumoto to support a stricter rule. As a volunteer who helps clean
areas of the community, Matsumoto also noted the large amount of trash
generated by smokers in the form of butts and packaging.
A number of people spoke supporting the stricter regulations even asking
for an increased no-smoking zone around doors, from 5 feet to 20 or
30 feet. Matsumoto supported the stricter regulation but was alone in
her desire to move forward. ...
Expands Residential Smoking Ban
The Lookout News - Jonathan Friedman - July 29, 2010
The City Council on Tuesday strengthened second-hand smoking protection
in multi-family residential buildings with a ban on smoking within a
25-foot radius of doors and windows. Smoking is already not allowed
in common areas, but this new restriction will cover private balconies,
patios and other areas from which smoke can travel to other units and
As when the council members approved the common area ban last year,
they did not approve any penalties for violating the restriction. Those
who are bothered by a violator can take the person to small claims court.
Nearly all the council members admitted this was not a great solution,
but some feared including an infraction could lead to evictions.
Its the classic the road to hell is paved with good
intentions, Council member Gleam Davis said. What
we are doing here is walking a very thin line trying to weigh and protect
the rights of non-smokers and the rights of tenants.
Mayor Bobby Shriver wants penalties for violations. He was the lone
vote against the measure because he said it was not strong enough. Although
he did not specify he wanted a ban on smoking within a unit, something
some activists have demanded, Shriver said one does not have the right
to do whatever he or she pleases in the home.
Even though I fully take the home is your castle kind of concept,
its not your castle for various things already under the law,
Shriver said. You cant have certain controlled substances
in your home. You cant engage in certain kinds of activities in
your home. And why your right to engage in putting carcinogens into
babies should be protected is beyond me. ...
sales, smokers decline
Price increases, health concerns and restrictions on where people
can light up lead to a 8.1% drop in sales in the most recent fiscal
Los Angeles Times, 2010-07-28
Taking a puff in California is getting to be a drag, with health concerns
and high prices pushing cigarette sales in the most recent fiscal year
to their steepest plunge in a decade.
Californians bought 8.1% fewer cigarettes in fiscal 2009 -- which ended
June 30 -- than a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the
California State Board of Equalization. The steepest previous sales
drop was the 11.2% dive in fiscal 1999 from a year earlier.
Since peaking in fiscal 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, cigarette sales
has tumbled 65.6% to 972 million packs, the state tax board said. That's
a drop of about 3.5% -- or 59 million packs -- each year.
And it's not just that people are making do with fewer cigarettes --
the percentage of smokers has been cut in half since 1985, according
Costa holds off on apartment smoking ban
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2010-07-28
Lisa Vorderbrueggen Contra Costa Times
MARTINEZ -- Medical marijuana has put a temporary lid on Contra Costa
County's plans to ban smoking inside new apartments and condos, a major
expansion of its already strict smoking laws.
The board on Tuesday postponed for two weeks a vote on the more restrictive
secondhand smoking ordinance pending a decision about whether it should
exempt the smoking of medically prescribed marijuana.
"Smoke is smoke," said board Chairman John Gioia, of Richmond.
"But we need to know where this issue stands with respect to state
If adopted, smoking would be banned inside all apartment or condominium
complexes of four units or more built after Jan. 1.
Cruz City Council asked to lift smoking ban for WAMMFest
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-07-27
J. M. Brown
After the last several WAMMFests encountered challenges, organizers
of Santa Cruz's annual medical marijuana awareness event appear to be
in for an easier time getting the city's nod of approval.
Today, the City Council will consider lifting a smoking ban at San
Lorenzo Park for five hours Sept. 25 to allow authorized pot users to
medicate inside open-air tents designed to create privacy. The item
is on the council's consent agenda, indicating that it may not be as
controversial as in years past.
"For the city, it's a matter of course," Mayor Mike Rotkin
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is free
and open to the public, but if the council OKs temporarily lifting the
ban, organizers will allow smoking marijuana only in a separate tent.
Medical marijuana identification will be required. . . .
This year's measure calls for lifting the smoking ban in the entire
park, but urges the organizers "to designate a specific enclosed
location for medical marijuana treatment." Councilman Don Lane
said he supports the measure because WAMM has acted responsibly in hosting
previous events. "They have a good reason for wanting to allow
it in just this one instance."
Costa will look at smoking ban in new, multiunit apartments
San Jose Mercury News - John Simerman - July 26, 2010
For apartment dwellers who light up, outdoors is fast becoming off-limits
and indoors, too, in some places.
The Contra Costa County board of supervisors today will consider joining
other counties and cities in leveling stiff restrictions on smoking
around apartments and condos including a ban inside new multiunit
housing beginning 2011.
That ordinance would ban puffing in carports, on outdoor balconies,
porches, decks and patios in all buildings with four or more residences.
It also would require landlords to include the smoking limits in new
leases enabling eviction of tenants who fail to comply.
The goal of the restrictions, which would affect unincorporated areas
of the county only, is not to force people to quit, but to reduce health
damage from secondhand smoke that wafts through windows, doors and ventilation
systems, said Denice Dennis, manager of the county's Tobacco Prevention
A rising number of complaints now more than half of all complaints
to the county-run project are for smoke drift, she said.
"Someone's out on the balcony and it's drifting in my door or
window or drifting in through the piping there's a lot of cracks
and crevices in multiunit housing," she said. "Science has
demonstrated that secondhand smoke can permeate walls." ...
considering expanded smoking ban in unincorporated areas
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-07-23
Santa Clara County could see increased restrictions on smoking in public
and new permit requirements for tobacco retailers by the end of the
year, and the county Department of Public Health is reaching out to
gauge public reaction to the idea.
County representatives held the first of three public meetings on proposed
tobacco prevention ordinances this month in Mountain View, Morgan Hill
and San Jose.
Those on hand at the meetings, appeared to support the county's efforts
to expand restrictions on smoking in unincorporated areas.
"There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke,"
said Janet Ghanem, project director for Breathe California in San Jose.
"We would like to see it regulated better in public areas throughout
the county and not just in unincorporated areas, but we are fully in
support of these ordinances." . . .
One of the main aspects of the proposed ordinances would create an
annual tobacco retail permit that would be required to sell tobacco
products in current and future retail establishments. ...
reaction to tough Sebastopol smoking ban
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Sam Scott - July 22, 2010
Chris Ranta usually lights up outdoors. Even as a fan of heavy-hitting
Marlboro Reds, he doesn't want to be surrounded by the odor in his house.
But news that he soon may not have the choice to smoke at home strikes
him as preposterous. The Sebastopol City Council voted Tuesday to ban
cigarette smoking in multi-unit dwellings, while preserving the right
to consume medical marijuana in such abodes.
It's something out of 1984, George Orwell's famous story
of government run amok, said Ranta, who lives in Bear Meadows Townhomes
on Bodega Avenue.
That's Big Brother talking, he said. You're taking
rights away from a person.
Not so, says Councilwoman Kathleen Shaffer, one of the main champions
of the change. She's said the restrictions which passed unanimously
are about giving rights to children, not taking rights.
It's a topic she's lived through. As a child growing up with parents
who both smoked in the house, she was perpetually sick, she said. ...
City Council approves tough smoking ban
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Bob Norberg - Jul 21, 2010
The Sebastopol City Council approved a smoking ordinance on Tuesday
that is the toughest in Sonoma County, extending the smoking ban to
The council, however, restricted the ban to tobacco and nicotine products,
removing any mention of medical marijuana.
The ordinance would require that landlords write into leases for new
renters a prohibition on smoking, with a 14-month grace period for existing
In California, only the city of Belmont has an ordinance as broad,
although Rohnert Park will have a smoking prohibition in half of that
city's apartments takes effect next year.
The Sebastopol ordinance still needs to be brought back at a future
City Council meeting for final approval. ...
May Be Added to the Smoking Ban List in Sebastopol
KSRO - July 20, 2010
The city of Sebastopol currently bans smoking in the workplace, restaurants,
bars, hotels and public areas - and they may soon be adding apartment
Ever Report Shows Smoking Rates by Local Community
Highlights Need for Continued Efforts to Reduce Smoking Rates in LA
SOURCE: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
A new report that breaks down adult cigarette smoking rates by geographical
area in Los Angeles County finds there are great disparities between
cities/communities when it comes to tobacco use. The report, titled
Cigarette Smoking in Los Angeles County: Local Data to Inform Tobacco
Policy, is intended to inform cities and communities and facilitate
their efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
"Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.,
and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases
and many cancers. Over one million adults in the county continue to
risk their lives by smoking, as well as endanger the lives of others
with their secondhand smoke," said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH,
Director of Public Health and Health Officer. "Understanding where
smoking rates are highest in the county allows policy makers to develop
support for and establish programs and policies in the fight against
The following is a brief breakdown of cities and communities with higher
and lower adult smoking rates: . . .
Los Angeles County offers resources to residents who are currently
addicted to tobacco, have already quit, or want to help a friend or
relative kick this deadly addiction as well. Residents can visit LAQuits.com
for information and resources about quitting smoking, or call the California
Smokers' Helpline, 1-800-NO-BUTTS.
approve smoking ban
The Daily Sound - Colby Frazier - June 18, 2010
Starting today, lighting up at most of Santa Barbara Countys
70 parks, beaches and trails will be a no-no.
In an effort to reduce litter, pollution and help ensure a clean-air
environment exists for all park goers, the Board of Supervisors in May
approved a smoking ban, which will go into effect today.
Smokers cringing at the thought of paying stiff fines, however, need
The main thrust of enforcing the ban, explained Michele Mickiewicz,
a spokeswoman for the Public Health Department, is education.
The approach that were using isnt really punitive,
she said. The signs are the primary driver.
By the end of this month, Mickiewicz said signs will be posted at all
of the countys parks and beaches, with the exception of Cachuma
Lake and Jalama Beach, where overnight camping is allowed and smoking
will be permitted.
In addition to the signs, county officials will attempt to educate
the public about the ban through bilingual newspaper and radio advertisements
throughout the summer. ...
ban in public housing? San Joaquin agency seeks balance health ...
Tri-Valley Herald - Zachary K. Johnson - June 14, 2010
STOCKTON If the San Joaquin Housing Authority adopts a proposed
smoking ban, tenants in public housing projects would contend with less
secondhand smoke, but smokers could have to choose between lighting
up only outside their homes or finding someplace else to live.
Housing officials have indicated they want to take a closer look before
adopting a new policy.
"It's really a question of balancing the rights of each of the
residents," Irenemaree Castillo, a member of the Housing Authority's
Board of Commissioners, said at a recent public hearing. That means
protecting the rights of both the smoker and the nonsmoker, she said.
"There's a lot of thinking we need to do."
At the end of the hearing, the commissioners moved to create an ad
hoc committee to explore possibilities. ...
chain's smoking ban no big deal here
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record, 2010-06-13
ROBIN EPLEY - Staff Writer
Starting last week, Starbucks patrons no longer are able to smoke within
10 feet of the front door, a nationwide extension of the mega-chain's
previous rule that disallows any smoking within the building.
But the ban doesn't mean a change to California residents, where more
restrictive state laws are already in place.
"We adhere to the state laws, which is 20 feet from the entrance,"
said Kimberlee Wheeler, who works as a shift leader at Peet's, another
coffee chain shop in downtown Chico.
Wheeler said the customers at Peet's are familiar with the law and
will move to accommodate both the rule and the other patrons who are
sensitive to smoke. . . .
"There's no smoking on the premises, but we're not going to tell
them that," said Matt Long, manager of the Dutch Brother's coffee
shop on Cohasset Avenue in Chico. "The customer's always right.
If they're gonna smoke, we're gonna let them."
Starbucks customers seem to be largely thankful for the ruling. ...
ban in public housing?
Stockton Record - Zachary K. Johnson - June 11, 2010
They're interfering with people's rights, Gusters said of
a proposal to ban smoking in such developments. If we choose to
smoke, we choose to smoke. ...
smoking ban in effect
Camarillo Acorn - June 4, 2010
The Camarillo City Council recently approved an expanded smoking ordinance,
which is now in effect. The regulations affect both public and private
Outdoor Dining Is a Real Possibility for San Diego
Voice of San Diego - Isabella Martinez - June 2, 2010
Over the past several years, numerous cities in California have adopted
smoke-free outdoor dining. Locally, the list includes the ...
snuffing out smoking outdoors
Marysville (CA) Appeal-Democrat, 2010-06-03
A tall nonfat caramel macchiato with extra foam, please. Just hold
Starting Monday, Starbucks customers are welcome to sit outside and
sip a while as long as they don't light up. The international
coffee giant is extending its ban on indoor smoking to outdoor patios
and dining areas in California.
Calls for Expansion of Residential Smoking Ban
The Lookout News - Jonathan Friedman - June 1, 2010
Santa Monica's smoking ban in multi-family residential complexes could
soon be expenaded to include outdoor areas such as patios and balconies.
The City Council last week asked City staff to draft an ordinance that
would to provide options on prohibiting smoking in all new units as
well as incorporating the Citys smoking policy into a new Los
Angeles County program involving low interest loans for retrofitting
homes with environmentally friendly energy systems. ...
restricted in Irvine shopping centers
Orange County (CA) Register, 2010-05-25
SEAN EMERY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
A crackdown on smoking has begun within Irvine shopping centers, part
of a voluntary city-backed effort to snuff out cigarette use near local
The Irvine Co. earlier this month set up "smoke free" zones
within more than two-dozen shopping centers, city officials announced
The Irvine City Council last year agreed to work with private property
owners to restrict smoking within 50 to 100 feet around city shopping
centers. The voluntary smoking ban was proposed by Councilman Larry
Agran in order to reduce the danger of second hand smoke.
As owner of the vast majority of Irvine shopping centers, the Irvine
Co. was a key partner in the no smoking effort. Senior Irvine Co. Vice
President Mike LeBlanc said shoppers have been cooperative. ...
to discuss Fairfax smoking ban
Discussion about smoke-free apartment units
Marin Scope, 2010-05-19
Vanessa Gibson Mainscope Contributor
Over three months ago, at the February . 3 Fairfax Town Council meeting,
Vice Mayor Larry Bragman posed the question of whether the rights of
smokers outweighed the health of their neighbors, adding that smoking
was the leading cause of fire in the Fairfax community.
"The council prided itself on health and safety and needed to
examine the issue," said Bragman.
This week, Bragman will facilitate a public forum to discuss expanding
smoke-free units in multi-unit housing, such as duplexes, apartments
and condominiums. The discussion will center on policy options to reduce
second-hand-smoke exposure to nonsmokers and fire hazards related to
ban may expand
Santa Monica Daily Press - Nick Taborek - May 21, 2010
"The ban on smoking in common areas has not proven to be sufficient,"
she said. If Santa Monica bans smoking on balconies and patios, it would
join Glendale ...
Luis Obispo's public smoking ban goes into effect Thursday
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune, 2010-05-19
A new law that bans smoking from nearly all public places in San Luis
Obispo starts Thursday.
Under the new law smoking is prohibited in indoor and outdoor areas
frequented by the public, including sidewalks, parking garages, bars,
restaurants, stores, stadiums, playgrounds and transit centers.
Lighting up in outdoor areas is also banned in areas that are within
20 feet of indoor areas. Exceptions include private residential units
and designated hotel rooms, existing tobacco retailers, and outdoor
areas in which no nonsmoker is present. ...
smoking at Pasadena's new Westgate Apartments
Los Angeles Times, 2010-05-15
Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The 480 apartments coming to market in Pasadena don't look much different
from the competition, but they do smell different. Smoking isn't allowed
anywhere on the premises.
Developer Sares-Regis Group wants a coveted LEED certificate from the
U.S. Green Building Council that means the property meets certain environmental
standards. Among the standards is good air quality, and one way to achieve
it is to make sure smoke doesn't wend its way from one apartment to
That means that tenants and visitors who feel compelled to light up
can be seen indulging themselves across the street from the eight-acre
Westgate Apartments complex . . .
On the plus side, a LEED-certified green building is desirable to a
large segment of renters, Carlson said. Smoke-free units are also cheaper
to clean when tenants move out.
The decision is paying off so far. The rate of leasing since the first
of nine buildings at Westgate opened in November is above projections,
he said. ...
to consider sweeping laws on smoking
Solana Beach Sun - May 6, 2010
By Jonathan Horn
Could become first in county to earn an 'A' from Lung Association
If history is any indication, smokers in Solana Beach could soon be
facing another pack of extinguishing restrictions.
In 1993, the city became the first to outlaw smoking in restaurants.
In 2001, Solana Beach was the first to ban lighting-up on beaches.
Later this month, it will consider how much staff time to invest in
researching the possibilities of a variety of tools that could make
it the first in the county to limit smoking in apartments or multi-unit
Currently El Cajon is the only city in San Diego County that extends
its public smoking ban to common areas of apartment buildings. It does
not, however, limit use in apartments themselves.
Thought of by many as a champion of anti-smoking legislation, Solana
Beach was one of only 15 cities in California last year to receive an
overall "B" grade in the American Lung Association's anti-smoking
annual report card. Just four out of the more than 400 jurisdictions
assessed in the state received "A's". The reason the top grade
is so rare is that cities must take steps to limit smoking in apartment
buildings, which is controversial and can be hard to enforce. ...
OKs public area smoking ban
Daily Triplicate - May 6, 2010
Smoking will soon be prohibited in many areas throughout Crescent City,
including public parks, playgrounds and in front of downtown businesses.
The Crescent City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance this week
that, once enacted, could make smokers pay up to $500 in penalties for
violating the new law.
The ordinance wont take effect until next month, but once it
does, people will not be allowed to smoke within 25 feet of playgrounds
or entrances of buildings that are open to the general public. It also
prohibits smoking in all parks within Crescent Citys jurisdiction
and at events such as farmers markets, parades or festivals. ...
Hall Watch: Tobacco-sales ban rejected
San Francisco Examiner - Joshua Sabatini - May 5, 2010
A proposal to ban the sale of tobacco products within 1,000 feet of
schools was snuffed out Tuesday and sent back to the drawing board.
Intended to curb smoking among kids, Mayor Gavin Newsoms legislation
to ban tobacco sales near schools was opposed by the business owners
it would impact. Members of the Board of Supervisors have questioned
the soundness of policies that restrict business.
On Tuesday, Supervisor John Avalos made a motion to send the legislation
back to a board committee for further discussion about our enforcement
efforts and also ways that we could provide a carrot approach to minimize
the sale of tobacco in San Francisco. The motion was unanimously
It gives an opportunity to find common ground, Newsom spokesman
Tony Winnicker said. This is a common-sense measure thats
enacted in many cities already. ...
disappoints backers of Calif. smoking ban
The Associated Press - Samantha Young - May 4, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Advocates of a bill that would have banned
smoking at all California state parks and beaches say they're disappointed
in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to veto the measure.
"We're very dismayed to see the governor has not prioritized clean
and healthy beaches, especially since our coast lines are a driving
force to our California economy," said Angela Howe, an attorney
for the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation, a San Clemente-based environmental
The foundation had hoped Schwarzenegger would follow a 2008 recommendation
by the California Ocean Protection Council to ban smoking at all state
beaches to help reduce polluting marine debris.
But the cigar-smoking Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation that would
have done that Monday, saying the bill crossed the line of government
In a letter to California senators, the governor said state parks and
local governments were already permitted to ban smoking on a case-by-case
"There is something inherently uncomfortable about the idea of
the state encroaching in such a broad manner on the people of California,"
Schwarzenegger wrote. ...
housing to soon be smoke free
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat, 2010-05-04
Winters city officials have taken a proactive step by passing a resolution
encouraging the housing complexes designate at least half of their property
The city is the second municipality in Yolo County to pass this resolution,
following Woodland which passed it in April 2008. As many California
cities debate laws to ban smoking in outdoor and indoor spaces, more
and more Yolo County multi-unit housing complexes are going smoke-free.
target of cigarette butt ban
San Mateo Daily Journal - Bill Silverfarb - May 3, 2010
The Foster City Council is moving toward limiting smoking in public
places and will consider tonight whether to endorse a resolution that
identifies the citys 21 parks as smoke-free.
The council launched a smoke-free community initiative in March by
endorsing a resolution that called for smoke-free events at the citys
The City Council policy calendar has identified smoke-free parks as
the next phase in the movement toward the evaluation of prohibiting
smoking in public spaces in Foster City by ordinance, according to a
staff report prepared by Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Miller.
Smoke-free parks is a goal the Parks and Recreation Committee has set
In the long-term, the goal is to related to recommend the City Council
consider changing the ordinance to prohibit smoking in all city parks.
According to Millers report, decreasing smoking in the Foster
City park system will also decrease the amount of cigarette butts which
are hazardous to children, animals the environment and positively affect
the cleanliness of community parks. ...
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Rejects Proposal to Ban Public Smoking
The Student Life - Jamie Goldberg, Ian Gallogly - 4/30/2010
The Claremont City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to reject a proposal that
would have amended the citys No Smoking Ordinance to include a
ban on smoking in outdoor public places.
The Community Services Commission drafted and presented the City Council
with a proposal that stated that smoking would be prohibited in restaurants
outdoor dining areas (enclosed or not enclosed, including sidewalk tables
where food is served or consumed), outdoor bar/pub patios, clubs or
waiting lines within 20 feet from such lines, hotel common areas, the
Village Plaza including all walkway arteries entering the plaza, farmers
market and outdoor public gathering places for planned events.
According to City of Claremont Management Analyst Stacey Niemeyer,
the ban would have extended to restaurants on the Claremont College
campuses, as well as college events like Pitzers Kohoutek and
other campus events that required a city permit.
State law already prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, including
restaurants and bars. However, Niemyer said after reviewing smoking
bans in other Southern California cities, including Los Angeles, Burbank,
Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills, the Commission determined
that a more comprehensive ban on smoking was the right decision for
moves toward banning smoking downtown, possibly citywide
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-04-29
Paul Thissen Contra Costa Times
When the city banned smoking in Todos Santos Plaza, cigarette smokers
just congregated on the other side of the street.
Now, at the request of downtown property owners, the city may push
them a block farther.
Concord took a step toward banning smoking downtown, and possibly throughout
the city, last week at a City Council subcommittee meeting.
The committee, made up of Councilmen Mark Peterson and Bill Shinn,
supported a proposal from downtown property owners to ban smoking in
the commercial blocks immediately surrounding Todos Santos Plaza.
Under the proposal, smoking would be banned within 30 feet of a building
entrance, effectively blocking off the whole sidewalk. ...
joins Yolo County smoke-free apartments trend
Sacramento Bee - Bill Lindelof - April 28, 2010
Winters recently became the second city in Yolo County to back smoke-free
The town passed a resolution on April 20 encouraging apartment complexes
in Winters to designate at least half of their property as smoke-free.
The action follows a similar resolution in April 2008 passed by Woodland.
At least 16 Yolo County housing complexes restrict smoking in at least
half of the units, according to the Smoke-Free Apartments Project of
the Yolo County Health Department.
The effort is aimed at cutting down on exposure to secondhand smoke,
which can drift between apartments, according to the Health Department.
City Council to consider smoking ban
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 2010-04-27
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
City Council tonight will consider an amendment to ban smoking in some
of the city's public places.
The ban would prohibit smoking in outdoor dining areas, outdoor pub/
bar patios, clubs, waiting lines or within 20 feet of lines, hotel common
areas, Village Plaza, Farmers Market and outdoor public gathering places
for planned events.
The Community Services Commission in March approved the ordinance.
Approval of the ordinance by the council at tonight's meeting depends
on discussion among its members and input from the community, Mayor
Linda Elderkin said. . . .
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is uncertain about the impact the
ordinance could have on businesses that currently allow smoking, chamber
Chairman Paul Held said.
"That's the whole issue of it. We don't know," Held said.
. . .
Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Calabasas, Santa Monica, Pasadena,
South Pasadena, Beverly Hills and Temecula have implemented similar
smoking bans. ...
Down on Smoking in the City
NBC Bay Area - Jessica Greene - April 26, 2010
Smoking is officially illegal just about everywhere in San Francisco.
New anti-smoking rules went into effect over the weekend and people
who violate the new rules could feel the negative impact on more than
just their health. If someone calls police and they come during a violation
of the ban, the smoker be fined up to $100.
The new rule makes it illegal to light up at sidewalk cafes, restaurant
patios, movie and ATM lines and the common areas of housing complexes.
It will also be a much easier breathing experience, farmers markets,
lines for movies theaters, concerts and sporting events, near cab stands
and ATMs. The resolution also bans smoking near doorways and windows
of offices, shops and restaurants and at bingo halls ...
Council supports smoking ban
Daily Triplicate - Nick Grube - April 21, 2010
Law would apply to public places around the city
Lighting up a stogie in Beachfront Park or puffing on a cigarette while
walking through Crescent Citys downtown business district could
soon cost someone up to $500.
On Monday, the Crescent City Council unanimously passed a smoking ordinance
that, once enacted, will prohibit smoking in many public places throughout
city limits, including in parks, near playgrounds and within 25 feet
of business entrances.
The penalties for violating the provisions of the ordinance, which
also includes a section related to cigarette butt littering, could result
in both an infraction punishable by a $250 fine if a person is found
guilty and an administrative citation from the city that carries the
same $250 pricetag.
Im thrilled were finally getting this passed,
Council member Kathryn Murray said. Its something Ive
been waiting for for a long time. ...
ban approved in SLO
San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 20, 2010
The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to give its final
approval to a ban on smoking in nearly all areas open to the public.
Under the new law, which passed 4-1 on April 6, smoking is prohibited
in indoor and outdoor areas frequented by the public, including sidewalks,
parking garages, bars, restaurants, stores, stadiums, playgrounds and
transit centers. It becomes effective May 20.
The citywide ban puts San Luis Obispo in the same class with two dozen
other California cities that have banned smoking from all areas frequented
by the public, including multi-unit residential areas. ...
to ban smoking at state beaches and parks goes to Schwarzenegger
Sacramento (CA) Bee, 2010-04-16
The Senate on Thursday voted 21-13 to send Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
a bill that would ban smoking on state-run beaches and parks.
State Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, is hopeful the health-conscious
Republican governor will sign Senate Bill 4, although he has taken no
The bill has encountered stiff opposition, including from the state
Department of Parks and Recreation, which contends the rules will be
difficult to enforce. ...
council unanimously approves smoking ordinance
Ventura County Star - Marjorie Hernandez - April 15, 2010
Audrey Walzer is in the business of healthy breathing.
When her clients at Camarillo Yoga Center come to her shop, Walzer
said they try to find respite and relaxation.
Walzer ran into some problems, however, when people would use the public
restroom in the shopping center to smoke. She said the smoke would travel
through wall ducts and sometimes fill her yoga room.
It was affecting my business very adversely, Walzer said.
The smell was coming in and it was literally permeating the whole
room. To have a private student who pays $90 an hour for a lesson say,
I cant be here because of the smoke, was the crowning
glory. Something had to be done.
The Camarillo City Council listened to Walzer and other residents and
business owners on Wednesday night and voted unanimously to approve
an ordinance that prohibits smoking in most indoor public places and
places of employment. Camarillos new smoking ordinance also place
stricter requirements on tobacco retailers and smoking lounges that
might open in the city. ...
voters could decide smoking ban expansion
Santa Monica (CA) Daily Press, 2010-04-14
Having failed, so far, to convince the City Council to enact a ban
on smoking inside apartment units, Rent Control Board Commissioner Robert
Kronovet is planning to take his pitch for stricter smoking laws directly
to the voters.
Kronovet on Tuesday filed papers with the City Clerk's Office declaring
his intention to begin gathering signatures needed to place a multi-unit
residential smoking ban on the November ballot.
The proposed ballot measure, which he's calling the "Safe Air
for Everyone Initiative," would ban smoking in virtually all multi-unit
residences in Santa Monica and on private patios and balconies in apartment
and condo buildings. ...
Bruno considers smoke laws
San Mateo Daily Journal - Heather Murtagh - April 13, 2010
Plans to open a hookah bar in San Bruno inspired city officials to
discuss smoking laws, such as extending smoking bans within all city
Last month, parking permits needed to open a hookah bar at 591 San
Mateo Ave. were approved. While California law does outlaw smoking inside
most businesses, there are exceptions for places like a tobacco shop
or a smokers lounge. Mayor Jim Ruane is not against the hookah
bar, however he questioned being asked to support things like cancer
awareness while allowing a business to offer smoking on premises for
a profit. Tonight the City Council will consider barring smoking inside
all new businesses while discussing further regulations approved in
other California cities.
It doesnt make a whole lot of sense to be supporting cancer
awareness and encouraging smoking at the same time, said Ruane.
San Bruno will hold a public hearing to discuss banning smoking within
businesses that sell tobacco, but would not limit the sale of tobacco.
Such a change should not impact the previously approved hookah bar,
but would affect future businesses.
Plans in San Bruno call for a hookah lounge at 591 San Mateo Ave.,
which previously housed a computer repair store, to feature a small
reception area and U-shaped sofas in the lounge area. When it opens,
the business is proposed to open at 1 p.m. daily closing at midnight
Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
There are a number of places within San Mateo County that offer hookah.
Locations in Burlingame, Redwood City and Foster City differ, however,
in that hookah is acceptable outside or on some type of patio at a restaurant.
takes step toward secondhand-smoke protections
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2010-04-10
Tom Lochner Contra Costa Times
Restrictions on smoking and secondhand smoke that will go before the
Pinole City Council for confirmation later this month would carve out
a 20-foot, smoke-free buffer virtually anywhere that nonsmokers congregate,
including outdoor seating areas of restaurants and coffee shops.
A new smoking ordinance that passed the City Council on a first reading
this week also would ban smoking on balconies in multiple-unit complexes
situated within 20 feet of other residential units' balconies, windows
or ventilation intake ducts, as well as in common areas of apartment
complexes, and generally, within 20 feet of residences.
It would remove current exemptions allowing bars, bowling alleys, bingo
parlors, card rooms and even smoke shops to have designated smoking
Hill adopts more stringent smoking rules
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2010-04-07
Lisa P. White Contra Costa Times
Finding a place to light up a cigarette in Pleasant Hill just got tougher,
under new rules the City Council adopted this week.
The biggest changes apply to housing with four or more units. Smoking
in indoor and outdoor common areas, except those designated for smoking,
is now banned. Smoking on private decks, balconies and patios located
within 20 feet of a nonsmoking unit, and smoking within 20 feet of a
door, operable window or ventilation system, are also prohibited.
The new rules also require landlords to designate 50 percent of existing
apartment units as permanently nonsmoking by 2016 ...
ban smoking at most county beaches and parks
The Daily Sound - Colby Frazier - April 7, 2010
With a unanimous vote and not a single person speaking against it,
the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors yesterday banned smoking
at most county beaches and parks.
Environmentalists, public health advocates, school children and the
elderly spoke in support of the ban, which according to county documents,
will align the county with about 90 percent of Southern California beaches
where smoking tobacco is forbidden.
We think this is an issue thats all about the publics
right to clean air, said Brian Trautwein, an environmental analyst
for the Environmental Defense Center, which supports the ban. ...
to ban smoking in public areas
San Luis Obispo Tribune - Cynthia Lambert - April 7, 2010
Smoking will soon be banned from nearly all areas open to the public
in San Luis Obispo, the City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night.
Under the new law, which would be effective May 20 after it is given
final approval at the councils April 20 meeting, smoking would
be prohibited in indoor and outdoor areas frequented by the public,
including sidewalks, parking garages, bars, restaurants, stores, stadiums,
playgrounds and transit centers.
Lighting up in outdoor areas would be banned in areas that are within
20 feet of indoor areas. ...
mull tobacco ban at parks, beaches
Lompoc (CA) Record, 2010-04-04
Sam Womack/Staff Writer
Theyre proposing to get butts off the beach Tuesday at the Santa
Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Board members are scheduled to consider a recommendation to ban tobacco
use on beaches and parks under the countys jurisdiction.
Majority support would set the formal adoption of the law for April
weighs restrictions on apartment smoking
Marin (CA) Independent Journal, 2010-04-02
Fairfax leaders are considering an ordinance that would allow owners
to ban or restrict smoking in apartments.
"Second-hand smoke clearly is a public health issue, and it's
one that we ignore at our own peril, not only for the long-term health
effects, but also because of more direct consequences like fire,"
said Councilman Larry Bragman, who took part in a town-sponsored forum
on the issue Wednesday. "The crux of the issue is weighing the
privacy and enjoyment rights of smokers versus the health risks that
it creates for nonsmokers - in particular, children."
The ordinance, which the council is expected to take up in May, would
be based on a similar ordinance Novato passed in 2008. That law, the
only one of its kind in Marin County, allows landlords to set aside
up to 30 percent of multi-unit dwellings for smokers and declare the
rest smoke-free. Tenants who violate the ordinance could be asked to
leave by their landlord, or be sued by a fellow tenant in small claims
Property manager Veronica Del Rio said the ordinance would make it
much easier for her to deal with conflicts between tenants. ...
Considers Smoking Ban In County Parks
KSRO - April 2, 2010
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane wants to ban smoking in all 45
county parks. Her proposal would expempt the Sonoma County Fairgrounds
and Spud Point Marina, which have their own smoking restrictions in
place. Zane wants the policy to apply to the county's animal shelter
and Water Agency property as well. The issue could go to the Board in
Council considers tougher laws aimed at smokers
Camarillo Acorn - Michelle Knight - April 1, 2010
...She said she favors a smoking ban in all retail stores. We
really have a responsibility to protect everyone, and children do not
have a choice where they ...
on DP City Park Smoking Ban Passes
Dana Point (CA) Times , 2010-03-26
Dana Point City Council voted 3-2 in favor of banning smoking in city
parks at their March 22 meeting. Councilmembers Lisa Bartlett and Joel
Bishop both voted against the ban as they had at the first reading of
the proposed ordinance at the March 8 meeting. . . .
The new law will take effect on April, 21, 2010--30 days from this
final vote. ...
law: City attorney explains delay
The Almanac Online - Sean Howell - March 24, 2010
Smokers don't have to rush to find an ashtray when they spot a Menlo
Park cop. At least, not yet.
That's because the city is starting over in revising an ordinance that
would greatly restrict smoking within Menlo Park's borders, after city
management realized it could have an even broader impact than intended.
After the City Council gave preliminary approval to the ordinance at
its March 2 meeting, City Attorney Bill McClure said the city realized
that the ordinance might have several "unintended consequences."
For instance, people could interpret it as restricting smoking on sidewalks
and in parking lots outside businesses, raising questions about whether
smokers would have anywhere to go for a cigarette break. ...
The outdoors, made greater
Banning smoking at state beaches and parks is a win for the public
and for the environment.
Los Angeles Times, 2010-03-24
There are times when a day at the beach feels more like a frolic in
an ashtray, with cigarette butts liberally strewn through the sand and
between our toes. On beach cleanup days in California, they are the
No. 1 trash item . . .
The main reason to support the bill isn't to stop secondhand smoke
-- there have to be places in the great outdoors where smokers still
retain some freedom -- but to protect the public environment. The state
has an obligation to keep its beaches and parks as clean as possible,
especially when the litter contains toxic substances. . . .
Coastal cities have been ahead of the state in banning smoking on beaches,
realizing that it's in their financial interest to keep these areas
free of litter and to save money on expensive beach cleaning . . .
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not taken a position on the bill, which
he ought to sign enthusiastically ...
on smoking at parks, beaches moves forward
Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, March 23, 2010
California lawmakers approved a groundbreaking smoking ban Monday that,
if signed into law, will prohibit smoking at nearly all state beaches
Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights in Berkeley, said the law would be useful even if it's not strictly
enforced - but it does need to be publicized.
"This is a public education issue," she said. "Nine times
out of 10 these types of laws are self-enforcing, but you do need to
have signage for that 10th instance. Or, if someone happens to be patrolling
a park anyway, they can point out there is a law."
approves smoking ban at state parks and beaches
By Patrick McGreevy
Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2010
Although smoking bans at restaurants and bars are widespread
around the country, bans on smoking outdoors have been less common outside
Last year, Maine adopted a smoke-free law for beaches and parks, but
no other state has outlawed cigarettes in its entire park system as
California is proposing to do, according to the group Americans for
Nonsmokers' Rights, which tracks such measures. ...
vote set to ban smoking at Dana Point parks
Orange County (CA) Register, 2010-03-22
VIK JOLLY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
The city of Dana Point on Monday will consider banning smoking at city
parks, following the lead of other cities in Orange County. ...
considers smoking ban at all state parks
Seattle Times, March 18, 2010
California lawmakers on Thursday will consider what is believed to be
the nation's most far-reaching smoking ban in state parks as a way to
get unsightly cigarette butts off the beach, eliminate second-hand smoke
and reduce the threat of wildfires.
Maine banned smoking at its state beaches last year, but groups that
track such legislation say no state prohibits lighting up throughout
its entire park system, as the California bill proposes.
Under a legislative compromise, campsites and parking areas will be
exempted from the ban.
"It is very clear that the garbage that is created as a result
of smoking on beaches - butts and wrappers - are polluting our water,"
Democratic state Sen. Jenny Oropeza of Long Beach, the bill's author,
said in an interview. "In terms of the state park system, we have
a major fire hazard when cigarettes are smoked in parks." ...
Smoking Rules Officially Approved
The San Francisco Appeal - March 16, 2010
San Francisco supervisors today gave final approval to an ordinance
expanding the city's regulations against public smoking.
The ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, will ban smoking
in outdoor restaurant dining areas and several other locations, and
was unanimously approved after a second and final vote by the board
this afternoon. A lengthy campaign pushing for the new regulations required
several amendments that were concessions to business owners.
Mar and anti-tobacco groups have touted the new law as a means to reduce
exposure to secondhand smoke.
Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign it, according to his office.
His spokesman Tony Winnicker noted "a collaborative process"
in forging the legislation between board members, the mayor and the
In addition to outdoor restaurant dining areas, the law will ban smoking
in enclosed common areas of multi-unit housing, and at farmers markets,
homeless shelters and charity bingo games.
It also prohibits smoking in service waiting areas, such as lines for
ATMs, concerts, movie theaters, sporting events, taxis and bus stop
shelters, and within 15 feet of business doorways. ...
Hill Considering Tougher Smoking Laws
KTVU San Francisco - March 15, 2010
Pleasant Hill could become the next Bay Area city to have tougher anti-smoking
On Monday night, the city council will consider changing the city's
The biggest changes apply to housing with four or more units, where
new rules would ban smoking on private decks, balconies and patios within
20 feet of a non-smoking apartment.
It would also ban smoking within 20-feet of a door or window.
ban slow to take in S.D. parks
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, 2010-03-15
Leonel Sanchez, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
Anybody wanting to know how San Diegos ban on smoking in public
places is doing need only look at the piles of cigarette butts a local
group recently picked up in two dozen local parks.
Its not working, said Manuel Andrade of Social Advocates
for Youth San Diego, staring at bags containing more than 50,000 butts
that his group displayed near a playground at Colina del Sol Park in
While a city official says the ban is cutting down on smoking outdoors,
Andrade insists more needs to be done to educate the public about the
ordinance and to enforce it particularly at the parks.
SAY San Diego, as the group is better known, and hundreds of volunteers
collected 42,757 butts in 2008 and 50,347 last year at 24 parks throughout
We know its got to be self-enforced, but police need to
give citations. Thats a must-do, Andrade said ...
Justices Wonder: Is Walgreens a Grocery Store?
Kate Moser The Recorder
In a challenge to a San Francisco law that bans tobacco sales at drug
stores, three California appeal court justices on Wednesday looked like
they wanted to avoid ruling on Walgreens' constitutional argument that
the city is violating equal protection rights.
Instead, the First District Court of Appeal panel appeared more interested
in whether a drug store that sells food is really a grocery store that
would be exempt.
The local ordinance, which took effect in 2008, bans tobacco sales
in San Francisco at drug stores but not at supermarkets or stores like
Costco. The city has contended that the sale of tobacco by health-promoting
businesses sends a mixed message about cigarettes. ...
City Council Meeting Wrap-up: 'Shot clock' challenge
Glendale News Press - March 10, 2010
The council approved an ordinance that strengthens the citys
regulations, which ban smoking in nearly all publicly accessible places.
The ordinance bans smoking on patios and balconies of condominium complexes
and apartment buildings. Lighting up in common areas in condo buildings
is also prohibited.
Smoking is already prohibited on all city property, including parks,
outdoor dining areas that cant meet strict separation requirements
and nearly all publicly accessible private property, such as the Marketplace
and Americana at Brand.
The ordinance also removes a required warning provision for first-time
offenders, which city officials said has made the law hard to enforce.
supervisors vote to get tougher on smoking
San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon - March 10, 2010
Smoking soon will be snuffed out at sidewalk cafes, restaurant patios,
movie and ATM lines, bingo halls and the common areas of housing complexes.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend smoking
restrictions to those places, along with lighting up near doorways and
windows of offices, shops and restaurants. It already is illegal to
smoke in offices and commercial establishments that don't have a legally
designated smoking area.
"This legislation will protect thousands of San Franciscans from
secondhand smoke," said Supervisor Eric Mar, chief sponsor of the
City Council Meeting Preview
Glendale News Press - March 7, 2010
The City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that strengthens
the citys current regulations, which ban smoking in nearly all
publicly accessible places.
The ordinance would ban smoking on patios and balconies of condominium
complexes and apartment buildings. Lighting up in common areas in condo
buildings would also be prohibited.
Smoking is already prohibited on all city property, including parks,
outdoor dining areas that cant meet strict separation requirements
and nearly all publicly accessible private property, such as the Marketplace
and Americana at Brand.
The ordinance would also remove a required warning provision for first-time
offenders, which city officials said has made the law hard to enforce.
Clara Considers Anti-Smoking Policies
Channel 2000 (KCBS) (Los Angeles, CA), 2010-03-07
Smoking in unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County could soon be
a much tougher proposition, as the Board of Supervisors is considering
a number of new anti-smoking policies.
One of the proposals is to ban smoking in apartment complexes in unincorporated
parts of the county.
"These are often old apartment buildings with poor ventilation
and a smoker in one apartment ," said Board of Supervisors President
Ken Yeager. "There smoke would just go right through the vents
to people in the adjoining apartments." . . .
Yeager said they also want to reduce the number of stores selling tobacco.
"Unfortunately, a lot of these liquor stores that sell tobacco
are much denser in low income areas," said Yeager. "I think
there's a real target, not only for youth, but people in our minority
communities, where unfortunately, smoking can be quite high. ...
Point to consider smoking ban at parks
Orange County (CA) Register, 2010-03-06
VIK JOLLY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
On the heels of the results of a community opinion survey in which
nearly two-thirds of respondents wanted smoking prohibited in all areas
of local parks, the City Council on Monday will consider a law banning
the activity there.
The city of Dana Point on Monday will consider banning smoking at city
parks, following the lead of other cities in Orange County.
The last question in the survey of 400 randomly selected registered
voters in the city released last month dealt with whether smoking should
be banned in parks.
Sixty-one percent said they want a ban in all areas of public parks;
20 percent preferred that smoking be allowed only in designated smoking
areas; and 17 percent favored allowing people to light up in all areas
of public parks. ...
to explore possibility of citywide smoking ban
Pasadena (CA) Star-News, 2010-03-04
Dan Abendschein, Staff Writer
On Monday, the council's Public Safety Committee discussed a long-proposed
ban on smoking in apartment buildings, and Councilman Steve Haderlein
asked the staff to find out whether the city has the legal authority
to put a full smoking ban into place.
Pasadena passed a ban on outdoor smoking in most public areas in 2008,
and at the time pledged to consider the apartment restrictions within
the next year.
Haderlein, who is the chair of the committee, said he wasn't sure he
would support an outright ban, but said he would like to know if it
is an option.
"Something that broad and dramatic, we'd really have to go to
our citizens and see if it is what they wanted," said Haderlein.
The discussion on extending the restrictions beyond apartment and condo
units stemmed from concerns by committee members that it would be unfair
to target smokers there, while ignoring smokers who live in single-family
Haderlein noted, for example, that his neighbor is a smoker, and that
he can sometimes smell the smoke drifting in through his kitchen window.
. . .
Nancy Sagetellian, who owns a condo on South Lake Avenue, spoke Monday
and said in a later interview that she was evicted from her apartment
for complaining about her neighbor's smoking.
She said that since she bought a condo, she had hoped to avoid the
problem, but she has a smoker living in a unit below her.
"I thought as a homeowner I'd have rights, but I haven't been
able to find anybody who can help me," said Sagetellian. ...
widens smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - Wendy Leung - March 4, 2010
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Smoking and waiting in lines do not mix, according
to the City Council, which gave initial approval on Wednesday to an
ordinance that prohibits tobacco use in transit stops and outdoor service
The ordinance, expected to go into effect mid-April, will prohibit smoking
within 20 feet of bus stops, train stations and lines for services such
as ATMs and theaters.
Fabian Villenas of the city manager's office said people waiting in
lines are a captive audience.
"If you're in line and an individual lights a cigarette, it's
difficult to remove yourself from the second-hand smoke," Villenas
Under the leadership of Mayor Don Kurth, the city has been studying
anti-smoking legislation since 2007.
In January 2008, the city passed an ordinance that banned smoking at
city-owned properties such as public parks, Victoria Gardens Cultural
Center and City Hall. Since then, the city manager's office has continued
to study further restrictions.
The smoking ban at transit stops and service lines is a less stringent
measure compared to bans that would affect sidewalks, apartments and
outdoor dining areas. More stringent bans were considered but did not
receive approval from a City Council majority.
Once the ordinance affecting transit stops and service lines goes into
effect, violators could face a fine of $100 for first violation, $200
for second violation and $500 for additional violations. ...
Ordinance Task Force Meets Tomorrow
WeHo News - March 4, 2010
West Hollywood, California (March 4, 2010, 2010) - Directed as a result
of objections to a proposal to ban smoking in outdoor nightclub/dining
facilities in West Hollywood, the Smoking Ordinance Task Force holds
its first public - meeting this Friday, March 5 from 3-5 pm at
Plummer Park, Rooms 5 and 6. ...
Park introduces beefed-up smoking ordinance
San Jose Mercury News - Jessica Bernstein-Wax - March 3, 2010
Menlo Park residents could face fines of up to $500 for lighting up
at apartment complex pools, bus stops or ATM lines after the council
agreed to strengthen the city's 17-year-old smoking ordinance Tuesday
After about two hours of discussion, the city council voted 4-1 to
adopt the proposed changes, which bar smoking in most common areas of
multi-unit apartment and condominium complexes but stop short of banning
the practice on balconies, patios or inside individual units.
"This is a huge improvement from where we are today," Council
Member Kelly Fergusson said before the vote. "Does it go as far
as I'd like to see? Maybe not. I hope in the future there would be room
for making it stronger."
The council introduced the ordinance Tuesday night, and it will come
back for approval in the next month or so, City Attorney Bill McClure
said. The proposed law also declares secondhand smoke a private nuisance,
thus enabling citizens to take legal action against smokers. ...
Meet New Campos Aide and Put off Votes on Smoking Limits
Mission Local - March 3, 2010
...A vote on Supervisor Eric Mars legislation to prohibit smoking
in enclosed and certain unenclosed areas was put off until next week.
The types of areas as specified in the ordinance include: 1.)
business establishments and bars regardless of whether owner-operated;
2.) common areas of multi-unit housing complexes; 3.) tourist lodging
facilities; 4.) tobacco shops; 5.) charity bingo games; 6.) unenclosed
dining areas of restaurants; 7.) service waiting areas; 8.) areas outside
entrances, exits and operable windows and vents of all buildings except
at the curb of the nearest street, sidewalk or alley; 9.) farmers markets;
and 10.) vehicles owned by the City and County of San Francisco.
City may ban smoking in parks
San Mateo County Times - Aaron Kinney - February 24, 2010
FOSTER CITY Lighting up in city parks may soon be frowned upon
though not penalized if a policy goal of the Parks and
Recreation Committee is approved by the City Council.
The city last year adopted a no-smoking policy for sports and special
events held in city parks. Now, officials propose to go one step further,
expanding the program to cover the parks year-round.
Kevin Miller, the city's parks and recreation director, said the implementation
of last year's no-smoking rule went smoothly and he hasn't received
Under the policy, the city put up signs indicating smoking was not
allowed at youth and adult sports league games and events such as the
Arts & Wine Festival and Summer Concert Series. When city employees
saw people smoking, they simply asked them to stop, Miller said, and
the smokers largely complied.
"I think this approach is a good approach," Miller said of
the city's voluntary effort. ...
smoking restrictions watered down
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - February 23, 2010
A plan to greatly expand smoking restrictions in San Francisco wasn't
exactly snuffed out at City Hall this week, but it went from a no-filter
proposal to a less-potent menthol version.
The proposed legislation that made it out of the Board of Supervisors'
Land Use and Economic Development Committee Monday would bar smokers
from lighting up at sidewalk cafe tables and in common areas of residential
buildings to protect people from the health perils of second-hand smoke.
It also would ban smoking in lines for movie theaters, concerts, ATMs
and the like.
But under pressure from the Small Business Commission and Entertainment
Commission -- promoting the interests of nightclubs, bars, restaurants
and tobacco shops fearful that tougher restrictions could hurt their
bottom line in this tough economy -- the legislation was amended to
give businesses that now allow smoking on their premises in specially
designated areas the ability to continue. ...
study finds secondhand smoke pervasive in California's Indian casinos
Smoke levels at California Indian casinos can exceed health benchmark
levels during peak attendance hours and many non-smoking areas offer
BY DAVID ORENSTEIN
Stanford University News, February 17, 2010
Secondhand smoke in California's Native American casinos often exceeds
concentrations associated with harmful health effects, according to
a new study by environmental engineers at Stanford University. The casinos,
which are exempt from the state's smoking restrictions, are one of the
few public places in California where smoking is still legal.
The study of smoke particle concentrations during busy evenings in
36 casinos across the state found that even many nonsmoking areas within
the buildings contained smoke concentrations that were several times
that of outdoor air. The paper was published online February . 17 in the Journal
of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.
One-quarter of U.S. adults visited a casino in 2008, according to the
2009 American Gaming Association Survey of Casino Entertainment. Of
the almost 60 casinos operating in California, 98 percent allow smoking.
"We did this study to warn the public that where they go and what
they do in their everyday lives can impact their health," said
Lynn Hildemann, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
and a senior author of the study. "Air pollution affects human
health, whether it is secondhand smoke indoors or truck exhaust outdoors.
Because many people frequent smoky casinos, and many employees work
there, we became interested in finding how high the pollution levels
inside the buildings were." ...
beach smoking ban considered
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight, 2010-02-17
Whiskeytown officials are considering snuffing out smoking at swimming
beaches around the popular lake west of Redding.
Smoking would be banned on the sandy beaches at Brandy Creek, East
Beach, Oak Bottom and Whiskey Creek Group, said Jim Milestone, superintendent
at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. It would still be OK to light
up at picnic tables, parking lots and trails near the beaches.
The idea is to make the air clear and clean, like the water is
at Whiskeytown, Milestone said.
A public meeting about the possible ban is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in
the Community Room at Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave.
He said the purpose for the ban is twofold to prevent secondhand
smoke and to curb littering. Whiskeytown lifeguards and maintenance
workers often have to clean up after smokers, he said. ...
bans smoking at City Hall
Record-Searchlight - Scott Mobley - February 16, 2010
Redding will ban smoking at City Hall.
The City Council voted 3-2 this evening to adopt a voluntary smoking
ban on the Cypress Avenue campus rather than writing the prohibition
into the municipal code.
That means the ban would lack the teeth of enforcement fines for violators.
A smoking ban the council imposed at the Redding Library this past spring
does include fines potentially up to $1,000.
Council members were reluctant to take such a hard line at City Hall,
where smoking hasn't been such a problem.
"More and more smokers are becoming conscious of where they are,"
said council member Rick Bosetti, who voted with the majority to impose
a voluntary ban. "I would not want to penalize people for doing
something legal." ...
cities to receive recognition for smoke-free policies
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Jondi Gumz - February 9, 2010
SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz County Tobacco Education Coalition will
present an award this week to both the city of Santa Cruz and the city
of Capitola for passing policies that make many outdoor areas smoke-free.
The Santa Cruz City Council voted on Sept. 22 to ban smoking on Pacific
Avenue, the municipal wharf, West Cliff Drive and all outdoor dining
areas of the city. The ban took effect Oct. 20
The Capitola City Council voted Dec. 10 to prohibit smoking on the
Esplanade, the wharf, city parks and outside city hall. The ban took
effect Jan. 1. ...
Cucamonga restaurant patio smoking ban fails
Contra Costa Times - Wendy Leung - February 3, 2010
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Smokers in this city can continue their habit in
restaurant patios and they have a shaky economy to thank.
The City Council decided on Wednesday not to enforce a smoking ban in
outdoor dining areas citing concerns of negative impacts on local restaurants.
Council members Sam Spagnolo, Dennis Michael and Diane Williams were
concerned such restrictions would be too stringent on businesses that
rely on sales generated from outdoor patios.
Williams said the government should not be the one to decide whether
restaurant-goers can smoke in outdoor patios.
"I think every restaurant should have a choice, especially in
these economic times," Williams said. ...
Bans Smoking on Rec Trail
KIONrightnow.com - February 3, 2010
MONTEREY, Calif- The Monterey City Council unanimously adopted revisions
to the current ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The revised
ordinance extends the no smoking ban to the Recreation Trail.
The current state smoking ban regulates smoking in places of employment,
playgrounds, day care facilities, schools and public buildings; a current
City ordinance bans smoking on beaches.
The ordinance also bans smoking in all enclosed buildings open to the
public, other transportation such as taxicabs and buses, outdoor service
areas including ATM and ticket lines, covered parking garages and stairwells,
any location where the owner declares the area non-smoking, and indoor
places of employment not otherwise regulated by state law.
The city says that the intent and purpose of prohibiting smoking is
to protect the public health, safety and welfare by reducing the number
of locations where exposure to second-hand smoke can occur. ...
of draft Menlo Park smoking ordinance released
San Jose Mercury News - Jessica Bernstein-Wax - February 3, 2010
A draft smoking ordinance under consideration in Menlo Park would ban
smoking in common areas of apartment and condominium complexes and deem
secondhand smoke a public nuisance, according to a brief outline of
the document released Tuesday.
City Attorney Bill McClure gave council members at Tuesday night's
council meeting an oral description of the ordinance he is still crafting
to aid discussion on public outreach for proposed revisions to Menlo
Park's current law, last updated in 1993.
In addition to the apartment and condominium restrictions, the draft
ordinance would also prohibit smokers from lighting up in public service
areas, such as ATM lines, McClure said. ...
renters want Santa Monica to further restrict smoking
Los Angeles Times - Martha Groves - February 3, 2010
For years, Mike Horelick and Nicolina Karlsson endured the cigarette
smoke wafting into their tiny Santa Monica courtyard apartment from
a neighbor's patio, even though it aggravated Karlsson's asthma.
But after the couple made several $100 trips to the emergency room
because their infant daughter was gasping for air, they pleaded with
the neighbor to stop smoking outdoors, to no avail. Now, contending
that secondhand smoke poses a health hazard, they have joined other
activists who are pushing the city to snuff out smoking on private balconies
and patios in multifamily dwellings.
It's an effort that puts Santa Monica in sync with a growing number
of other California cities and counties that have hit smokers where
they live. Yet, in the liberal-leaning beach community, the debate takes
on added freight because of the political clout of Santa Monica's tenants
rights advocates, who contend that landlords would welcome an excuse
to evict longtime tenants in rent-controlled units. ...
considers tightening smoking restrictions
San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-02-02
Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer
A proposal to greatly expand San Francisco's smoking ban won high
praise Monday from health professionals concerned about the dangers
of secondhand smoke, but got a cool response from local bar and nightclub
owners who fear the restrictions would drive away customers.
The legislation would prohibit people from lighting up in front of shops,
restaurants and office buildings or puffing away at a sidewalk cafe
or in designated smoking patios. Movie theater lines, sporting events,
farmers' markets and common areas of apartment complexes would be off
limits, too. ...
Could Have Tougher Smoking Ban
KCBS - February 1, 2010
San Francisco Supervisors take the first step toward tightening a smoking
ban this afternoon.
Supervisor Eric Mar wrote the legislation increasing the smoking ban.
"California State Air Resources Board to Stanford University studies
have shown that second hand smoke is a serious toxin that causes coronary
heart disease, increased asthma and lots of horrible effects," Mar
Affected areas include theatre and ATM lines, outdoor cafe's, smoke
shops, lobbies and farmers' markets as well as bars no matter whether
they're owner-operated or not. ...
ban plan has mixed support
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News, 2010-01-30
Residents in 70 apartment buildings throughout unincorporated Santa
Clara County will not be allowed to light up in their homes under Supervisor
Ken Yeager's proposal this week to ban cigarette smoking in apartment
But the idea, while cheered by clean air advocates and all but one
of his fellow supervisors, is being met with dismay by apartment owners
and managers, not to mention many smokers whose last refuge to smoke
may now become off-limits.
Patty Delong, who puffs a half-pack a day, assumes her fellow smokers
won't like the proposal. "They're going to think the government
is in their business, which it is," she said.
She, however, supports the idea. "I think that's great. Maybe
now I'll be forced to quit," said Delong, 55, who has been smoking
since she was 16. She lives in an apartment in San Jose's Burbank area
that would fall under a smoking ban. ...
Council votes park smoking ban into law
The Union of Grass Valley - Michelle Rindels - January 28, 2010
Nevada City council members snuffed out the option of lighting up at
last night's meeting, voting 4-1 on an ordinance to ban smoking in ...
Clara County wants to ban smoking in apartment buildings
San Jose Mercury News - Tracy Seipel - January 26, 2010
Santa Clara County took aim Tuesday at smokers and drinkers, with proposals
to ban smoking in apartment buildings and toughen penalties for those
who provide alcohol to minors.
The smoking proposal was unveiled by Supervisor Ken Yeager, who was
sworn in as the board's new president. It echoes a controversial law
passed last year by Belmont, which garnered national headlines.
Earlier Tuesday, the board of supervisors unanimously approved changes
to a county ordinance that punishes anyone who gives alcohol to underage
drinkers or even unwittingly hosts drunken teen bashes
with harsher penalties, including a fine for the first offense.
But to the great relief of Stanford University officials, the ordinance
will not hold the school responsible for students who drink on campus,
subject to an annual review by the county. ...
tobacco pitch seeks sales ban near schools
San Francisco Examiner - Mike Aldax - January 26, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO The latest plan to vastly reduce cigarette vendors
in San Francisco would prohibit the hawking of tobacco products within
1,000 feet of schools, where more than half The Citys sellers
Mayor Gavin Newsom is set to introduce legislation Tuesday calling
for a ban on new tobacco permits for vendors who want to set up shop
near public and private grammar and high schools.
Of the 1,008 shops currently selling tobacco products in The City,
617 operate within the proposed 1,000-foot prohibition zone, according
to data provided by the Mayors Office. ...
council extends smoking ban to outdoor cafes
Starting next year, restaurant patrons will be barred from lighting
up within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas and within 40 feet of mobile
food trucks. Violators faces fines of up to $250
Los Angeles Times, 2010-01-21
Smokers in Los Angeles lost another refuge Wednesday when the City Council
unanimously approved a ban on lighting up in outdoor cafes, food courts
and around the city's ubiquitous mobile food trucks.
With the move, city officials are following the lead of municipalities
across California, including Burbank, Beverly Hills, Calabasas and Santa
Monica, which already ban smoking in outdoor dining areas. California
law bars smoking inside restaurants and bars.
The ordinance prohibits smoking within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas
and within 40 feet of mobile food trucks. ...
new smoking rules now in line with state
Monterey County (CA) Herald, 2010-01-21
KEVIN HOWE Herald Staff Writer
Tuesday, the Monterey City Council unanimously approved an updated
ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The changes were intended
to bring city law into line with state law.
The state prohibits smoking in places of employment, playgrounds, day
care facilities, schools and public buildings, City Attorney Deborah
In addition to these areas, the city ordinance prohibits smoking on
the Monterey Recreational Trail, beaches, enclosed buildings open to
the public ...
Gabriel to draft ordinance regulating tobacco use
Pasadena Star-News - Maritza Velazquez - January 21, 2010
SAN GABRIEL - The City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to draft an
ordinance banning smoking in city parks and requiring tobacco retailers
to renew licenses every year.
According to San Gabriel Mayor Juli Costanzo, the language for both
ordinances is being worked out by the city attorney and city manager
and will likely be voted on at the next city council meeting.
Costanzo cited a study conducted by community organizers and San Gabrielino
High School students showing that 32 percent of city retailers sold
tobacco to minors.
"We just think this is a measure that we need to take to ensure
the health and safety of minors," she said.
Costanzo said the ordinances may be similar to those passed by the
cities of Pasadena and Sierra Madre.
"They had drafted a very-well-put-together ordinance, so it's
something we may take a look at and add to it or take away from it depending
on what our needs are," Costanzo said of Pasadena's ordinance.
The regulations prohibit smoking in public parks, outdoor restaurant
areas, in ATM lines or 20 feet from any building. ...
City Council to consider smoking ban at outdoor cafes
Los Angeles Times - January 20, 2010
The Los Angeles City Council is expected today to consider a ban on
smoking in the citys outdoor cafes. The proposed ordinance would
prohibit smoking within 10 feet of outdoor restaurant patios and gardens,
and within 40 feet of a mobile food truck.
Smoking is already banned at city beaches, parks and within 25 feet
of playgrounds, bleachers, sports fields and picnic areas. The proposed
ordinance on outdoor dining areas, which was sponsored by Councilman
Greig Smith, would take effect after a one-year grace period in which
restaurants would be required to post signs informing customers of the
new law. ...
About Granting Outdoor Smoking Licenses?
WeHo News - Leon Acord - January 18, 2010
West Hollywood, California (January 18, 2010) As the debate
rages over West Hollywoods proposed outdoor smoking ban ordinance,
its clear that few topics (with the exception of abortion) are
as divisive as public smoking. ...
approves smoking, butts ban at city parks and trails
Grass Valey Union, 2010-01-14
Smokers will need to take their butts to the sidewalks and streets
soon in Nevada City, and then throw them away..
The City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to add an amendment to a proposed
ordinance banning smoking in city parks and on city-owned trails.
Favoring a designated smoking area within the parks, Councilwoman Barbara
Coffman cast the lone dissenting vote. ...
sues electronic cigarettes retailer
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, January 14, 2010
They look and may even taste like cigarettes, and their manufacturer
claims they are a safe, tar-free alternative to the cancer-causing real
But California Attorney General Jerry Brown says that electronic cigarettes
- also known as e-cigarettes - contain dangerous chemicals and are being
inappropriately marketed to children, and that their makers have no
evidence to support claims that the product is safe.
On Wednesday, the state's top cop filed suit in Alameda Superior Court
accusing Smoking Everywhere, one of the largest e-cigarette retailers
in the United States, of violating a number of state laws by making
misleading statements, failing to warn consumers of the product's potential
harm and engaging in unfair business practices. A similar suit was filed
against the same company by Oregon's attorney general last year.
Brown wants the court to prohibit Smoking Everywhere from selling its
product in California until the company produces evidence that e-cigarettes
are safe. ...
Could Improve its Anti-Smoking 'Test Score' -- By Forbidding You To
SF Weekly (blog) - January 14, 2010
Earlier this week, the American Lung Association released its annual
"Tobacco Policy Report Card," grading cities on how effectively
they limit smoking. The city of Richmond -- which is cursed with a reputation
as a great place to have a cigarette shot out of one's mouth -- turned
around its F grade last year and got an A. San Francisco, meanwhile,
got a C.
Obviously, that leaves lots of room for improvement -- and San Francisco
is a city that bristles at the description "average." And
yet, improvement may only come via giving the government the ability
to intrude in your life to a degree many might feel is downright creepy.
association: Contra Costa cities should follow Richmond's anti-tobacco
City is only one in Contra Costa to receive an A from lung group
Contra Costa Times, 2010-01-13
While most Contra Costa cities received failing or near-failing marks
for efforts to curtail and control tobacco use in 2009, the American
Lung Association of California on Tuesday lauded an exception.
The association chose Richmond City Hall to release its annual State
of Tobacco Control report card because new tobacco-focused ordinances
took the city from an F in 2008 to an A in 2009.
Richmond "is not only a leader in the state, but a leader in the
nation," said Jane Warner, president and CEO of the American Lung
Association of California.
The association and the city worked together on several ordinances
during the past year that restrict tobacco use in outdoor areas, impose
fees on sellers, and place limits on tobacco sales and displays. However,
the city's smoking ban in all multiunit housing drew the highest praise.
. . .
In Contra Costa, 12 of 19 cities received an overall grade of F, and
five earned a D. Richmond received the only A; Martinez and the county's
Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker for Targeting Minors and Misleading
State of California, Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., January 13, 2010
Oakland-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sued Florida-based
electronic-cigarette retailer Smoking Everywhere to prevent the company
from targeting minors and making "misleading and irresponsible"
claims that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking.
"Smoking Everywhere launched a misleading and irresponsible advertising
campaign targeting minors and claiming that electronic cigarettes do
not contain harmful chemicals," Brown said. "We are asking
the Court to take these cigarettes off the market until the company
has proven the products are safe."
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices
with nicotine cartridges designed to look and feel like conventional
cigarettes. Instead of actual smoke, e-cigarettes produce a vapor from
the nicotine cartridge that is inhaled by the user. Smoking Everywhere,
one of the largest e-cigarette retailers in the United States, claims
in its advertisements that the e-cigarettes have no carcinogens, no
tar, no second-hand smoke, and are therefore safe and healthy.
However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined
that electronic cigarettes contain a variety of dangerous chemicals,
including nicotine, carcinogens such as nitrosamines and, in at least
one case, diethylene glycol, commonly known as antifreeze.
Today's lawsuit seeks to prevent the company from selling its products
until there is evidence to substantiate its claims that they are safe.
The lawsuit will also require the products to display the state-mandated
Proposition 65 warnings of ingredients known to cause cancer or reproductive
harm and seeks to prevent the company from making false and misleading
claims and promoting the products to minors.
In one advertisement targeted to minors, Smoking Everywhere featured
a video with radio show host Howard Stern claiming, "kids love
em." The products feature flavors that appeal to youth, including
strawberry, chocolate, mint, banana and cookies-and-cream. ...
20-cent cigarette fee headed to court?
San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-01-10
In what has become a familiar scenario, Philip Morris USA has filed
a complaint in San Francisco Superior Court over the city's new 20-cent
fee tacked onto packs of cigarettes.
The move probably foreshadows a lawsuit - the second time in 18 months
the tobacco giant will have sued San Francisco over its cutting-edge
cigarette policies. The company said the city's first-of-its-kind ban
on cigarette sales in drug stores including Walgreens violated its constitutional
rights to advertise its products, but its claim was rejected in court.
Now, Philip Morris and some local retailers say the city's 20-cent
charge on cigarette packs, the brainchild of Mayor Gavin Newsom that
was implemented Oct. 1, violates state law because voters didn't approve
it. The city argues that because it's a fee, rather than a tax, voter
approval isn't required.
Newsom said the city completed an extensive study showing that it costs
San Francisco $7.5 million every year to clean up cigarette butts tossed
onto city streets and that smokers should be the ones picking up the
"Twenty cents a pack - that's what it costs us," Newsom said
of the cleanup, adding he wasn't surprised by Philip Morris' complaint.
"We anticipated this. I think they'll lose. They lose most of their
Morris targets S.F.'s cigarette fee
San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-01-10
No butts about it: Philip Morris doesn't like San Francisco tobacco
In what has become a familiar scenario, Philip Morris USA has filed
a complaint in San Francisco Superior Court over the city's new 20-cent
fee tacked onto packs of cigarettes.
The move likely foreshadows a lawsuit - the second time in 18 months
the tobacco giant will have sued San Francisco over its cutting-edge
cigarette policies. The company said the city's first-of-its-kind ban
on cigarette sales in drug stores including Walgreens violated its constitutional
rights to advertise its products, but its claim was rejected in court.
Now, Philip Morris and some local retailers say the city's 20-cent
charge on cigarette packs, the brainchild of Mayor Gavin Newsom that
was implemented Oct. 1, violates state law because voters didn't approve
it. The city argues that since it's a fee, rather than a tax, voter
approval isn't required. ...
Big tobacco likely to lose latest challenge
San Francisco (CA) Examiner, 2010-01-07
Mayor Gavin Newsom anticipates little trouble stamping out big tobacco's
latest legal challenge against San Francisco policies.
Philip Morris USA has filed a complaint in San Francisco Superior Court
about the 20-cent fee The City has imposed on packs of cigarettes. Money
from the fee will go toward cleaning cigarette butts from city streets,
The City says. ...
Control Report Card for California to Be Released
PR Newswire (press release) - January 7, 2010
ALAC graded 407 municipalities (373 cities, 34 counties) based on local
ordinances for smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing and reducing
sales of ...
pending regarding cig fee
By: Mike Aldax
San Francisco Examiner, January 5, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO Big tobacco is challenging San Francisco policies
Philip Morris USA and several local retailers recently filed a complaint
in San Francisco Superior Court accusing The City of violating state
law when it imposed a 20-cent charge on packs of cigarettes on Oct.
1 without approval from voters.
The complaint is a precursor to a lawsuit.
The main point of contention is whether the added charge to cigarette
packs should have been implemented as a tax or a regulatory fee.
Under state law, new taxes require approval from two-thirds of voters.
However, local governments can charge a fee for programs without seeking
voter input if they can prove there is a cause-and-effect link.
Launches New Anti-Smoking Campaign
FoxReno.com - January 5, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO -- Starting Tuesday, posters dotting city bus shelters
and intersections will urge San Francisco smokers to "make today
the day" they quit the cigarette habit.
That slogan, emblazoned on a bright red and white poster, is popping
up at 42 poster boards and transit sites across San Francisco, city
and health officials announced this morning. The campaign to encourage
residents to kick the habit is a partnership between the American Lung
Association in California, Healthy San Francisco and the city's Department
of Public Health ...
Francisco may expand smoking ban
San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon - December 16, 2009
San Francisco, which was at the vanguard of the anti-smoking movement
more than a decade ago when it became one of the first American cities
to bar people from lighting up in the workplace, now is poised to enact
much tougher restrictions on smoking in public places.
Smokers no longer would be allowed to puff away near the doors, vents
and operable windows of any building - restaurants, shops, offices and
Diners no longer would be able to smoke at outdoor tables. Smoking
would be banned from farmers' markets, lines for movie theaters, concerts
and sporting events, near ATMs and cab stands. The smoking ban in and
near transit stops would be expanded. ...
ban moves forward
San Francisco (CA) Examiner, 2009-12-16
Mike Aldax Examiner Staff Writer
San Franciscans would see a bevy of more "no smoking" signs
in The City if legislation introduced Tuesday is approved.
As The Examiner reported in November, Supervisor Eric Mar reignited
the stalled legislation that would forbid smoking in a slew of new settings,
adding to existing bans in bars, restaurants, parks, transit stops and
The bill would expand no-smoking zones to include farmers' markets,
outdoor seating areas of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, and common
areas of multiunit housing complexes. ...
average a ticket a day during first weeks of Santa Cruz...
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Jennifer Squires - December 14, 2009
SANTA CRUZ -- The air on Pacific Avenue was crisp after Friday's morning
rain when three people lit up cigarettes not far from the Bonny Doon
Flower Company kiosk.
As they got their nicotine fix, the trio said they didn't know smoking
has been banned on downtown's main drag for nearly three months.
Although officers started citing smokers Nov. 23 and are averaging
one $20 ticket a day, police still are giving out warnings and have
made hundreds of "educational contacts" since the City Council
adopted the no-smoking ordinance for Pacific Avenue, the Municipal Wharf
and Main Beach areas in late September, according to police spokesman
Zach Friend. ...
square facing rules, fees
San Mateo Daily Journal - Michelle Durand - December 14, 2009
Courthouse Square, the public plaza at the heart of downtown Redwood
City, will require event permits and associated fees and ban activities
like smoking and skateboarding under a proposed ordinance coming before
the City Council Monday night.
No specific incidents spurred the proposal, said city spokesman Malcolm
Smith, but there have been complaints over the last season about user
An ordinance establishing user guidelines has always been in the works
since the square opened, he added.
Our goal has been and continues to be to provide
a fun, safe, clean place for all to enjoy. We think such an ordinance
will help accomplish this, Smith said.
If passed, the ordinance will prohibit specific activities including
smoking, biking, skateboarding, bathing, littering, camping and sleeping
between midnight and dawn. The only exceptions to non-motorized vehicles
will be wheelchairs, adaptive aides and strollers. ...
ban at beaches and parks inches forward
The Daily Sound - Colby Frazier - December 9, 2009
Dunn noted that the city of Carpinteria, in 2004, banned smoking at
beaches and parks, and the results have been positive. Some question
if a smoking ban ...
ban advocates stay committed
Santa Monica Daily Press - Nick Taborek - December 9, 2009
CITYWIDE Rent Control Board Commissioner Robert Kronovet may have
faltered in his first attempt to ban smoking inside Santa Monica ...
to dish out grant money in Nevada City
The Union of Grass Valley - Michelle Rindels - December 9, 2009
Reviewing a draft of a city ordinance prohibiting smoking in public
places, including parks. Reviewing a draft of a city ordinance
to repeal the Business ...
gives preliminary OK to smoking lounge regulations
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Paul Eakins - December 8, 2009
The year-long moratorium was initiated in March after the council legalized
smoking lounges in February, reversing part of Long Beach's 15-year-old
ban on ...
could seek smoking ban at beaches, parks
The Daily Sound - Colby Frazier - December 8, 2009
A week after permanently banning alcohol from beaches in Isla Vista,
the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors today will consider adding
smoking to its list of prohibited activities at county beaches and parks.
According to an agenda letter prepared for the meeting, Santa Barbara
County is among the last jurisdictions with beachfront property in Southern
California to lack such a ban.
The agenda letter says a ban would help protect public safety by reducing
second-hand smoke and greatly reduce litter. It says cigarette butts
are the No. 1 source of litter found during coastal clean-ups.
I believe that there should be a ban on smoking, said 2nd
District Supervisor Janet Wolf, who had the item placed on the Boards
impacts still hazy SLO considers extending downtown smoking ban
Pacific Coast Business Times - Tyler Wise - December 7, 2009
A new city ordinance that could expand San Luis Obispos smoking
ban to most public outdoor spaces has raised concerns among some business
owners that it could negatively affect their bottom lines.
Currently, San Luis Obispo prohibits smoking inside bars, restaurants,
and all government and public facilities. The city made headlines in
1990 when it became the first city in the world to institute such a
ban and now it may go further.
On Dec. 1, the City Council discussed a proposal brought forth by the
Parks and Recreation Commission to ban the use of tobacco from city-owned
recreation areas, including Mission Plaza and its adjacent creek walk,
and included a strong recommendation to consider banning smoking in
other public areas such as downtown sidewalks. ...
city cracks down on smoking - again
San Luis Obispo County (CA) New Times, 2009-12-02
Nearly two decades after San Luis Obispo became the first city to prohibit
smoking in public establishments, "Phase One" of a city wide
outdoor public smoking ban is now underway.
The San Luis Obispo City Council on Dec. 1 unanimously approved an
amendment to the city's municipal code to ban all forms of tobacco products
from city-owned outdoor recreation areas, such as Mitchell Park, Mission
Plaza, and its adjacent creekwalk.
Council members not only agreed with the recommendation but also decided
to go a step further, instructing the city manager and staffers to come
back with language for a more comprehensive proposal within three months.
They said this upcoming proposal would ban tobacco in other areas, including
"pedestrian-oriented" sidewalks, shopping centers, outside
of commercial businesses, and at public events such as Farmers Market.
. . .
On the proposed upcoming ban, Mayor Dave Romero said that while he
agrees people walking down public sidewalks shouldn't have to make their
way through a cloud of smoke, he didn't want a ban to "go into
Roughly 80 people attended the meeting, and 16 spoke during the public
forum, most not only in favor of the current recommendation, but also
the citywide public ban. ...
Smoking ban an important step to take
Snuffing out smoking in outdoor venues such as parks would protect
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune, 2009-12-01
San Luis Obispo made history when it became the first city in the
nation to outlaw indoor smoking in public places -- and it should forever
be proud of helping to alert the nation to the dangers of second-hand
Tonight, the City Council has another opportunity to protect public
health. It will consider banning smoking at several outdoor venues,
including city parks, sports facilities, trails and open spaces, as
well as Mission Plaza and the downtown creek.
The city won't be breaking ground this time -- several other jurisdictions
have adopted similar bans -- but it's nonetheless an important step
and one the City Council should not hesitate to take. . . .
We urge the city to adopt the ban on smoking in public recreation areas
and to set a time to revisit the issue -- say, one year from now --
to consider extending it to downtown sidewalks and benches too. Smokers
may see this as yet another punitive measure aimed at curtailing their
legal right to light up. It's not.
We don't believe that smokers should be treated as pariahs. But we
also don't believe they have the right to jeopardize the health of others.
Luis Obispo to weigh ban on smoking in parks
San Luis Obispo Tribune - Sally Connell - November 30, 2009
The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday will consider cracking
down on smokers in local parks, 19 years after it was the first city
in the nation to ban indoor smoking in public places.
Specifically, the council will hear a staff recommendation to ban smoking
in Mission Plaza, the downtown creek area and the citys parks.
The restriction could also apply to the citys open-space reserves
at its edges also known as the greenbelt. ...
Proposed Smoking Ban Could Lead Nation
More Smoking Restrictions on Tap for 2010, Councilman Predicts
Mid-County Post (Capitola, CA), 2009-11-20
When the statewide smoking ban took effect in 1999, Capitola's cigarette
and cigar puffers were driven outdoors. But soon the outdoors -- or
at least much of it -- may no longer be an option.
A proposal put forth by Capitola Councilman Dennis Norton would ban
smoking on the Esplanade, the wharf, at city parks, the library, City
Hall and the Stockton Avenue Bridge.
Beyond that, Norton also hinted at the possibility of a citywide ban
in 2010 that would apply to all public outdoor spaces.
Citing concerns about secondhand smoke and piles of cigarette butt
litter, Norton says it's time to take action. ...
tough on smoking ban, residents say
Glendale News Press - Melanie Hicken - November 20, 2009
GLENDALE When resident Stephen Brown learned last year that
the city had enacted citywide smoking restrictions, he looked forward
to sitting outside at his favorite coffee shop and breathing in the
For the past year I have been looking forward to the day when
the patio will be smoke-free so that I may enjoy the outdoors. That
day has not yet arrived, he said.
The citys smoking restrictions took effect last November with
an emphasis on public education before the officials started hard enforcement.
A year later, just 15 citations have been issued, according to the city
A year after Burbank enacted its own set of less restrictive smoking
restrictions, more than 500 citations had been given out, albeit without
a warning period.
Under Glendales restrictions, smoking is prohibited on all city
property, including parks, in common areas of apartment complexes, outdoor
dining areas that cant meet strict separation requirements and
nearly all publicly accessible private property, such as the Marketplace
and Americana at Brand. ...
won't adopt anti-smoking ordinance
Press-Enterprise - Julissa McKinnon - November 19, 2009
The Menifee City Council has decided to rely on state anti-smoking
laws rather than craft its own ordinance.
Councilman Scott Mann said that the city should not change the status
quo until it hears from citizens that it's not working.
The council then voted unanimously Tuesday night to simply enforce
the state's tobacco regulations. ...
sanctuaries left for smokers at two Marin hospitals
Contra Costa Times - Richard Halstead - November 19, 2009
Two Marin hospitals have chosen Thursday, the date of the 34th Great
American Smokeout, as the day to initiate a total ban on smoking on
It has been years since anyone was allowed to smoke inside either Novato
Community Hospital or Kentfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospital.
Beginning Thursday, those two hospitals will begin enforcing a campus-wide
ban on smoking that will include property inside and outside buildings,
including parking lots and vehicles in parking lots. State law banned
smoking from all workplaces in 1995.
To demonstrate that it means business, Novato Community Hospital on
Wednesday removed its last refuge for employees and hospital visitors
who smoked, a three-sided structure affectionately known as the "smoking
approves smoking lounge regulations: Some of the new regulations ...
Behavioral Health Central (blog) - November 18, 2009
Nov. 18--LONG BEACH -- For years, smoking lounges operated illegally
in Long Beach until the City Council legalized them in February. Now,
it's the city that may be on the wrong side of the law after the council
Tuesday approved the creation of smoking lounge regulations that don't
all comply with state code.
Going into the meeting, the council had two main options before it:
to approve smoking lounge regulations as they had been written by city
staff, or to approve the regulations with several additions from the
council's Economic Development and Finance Committee.
The problem was that some of the committee recommendations were flat
out illegal, according to Deputy City Attorney Linda Trang. She had
told the committee as much last week, but it still approved the recommendation
on a split vote. ...
City council to review smoking ban, solar farm
The Union of Grass Valley - Michelle Rindels - November 18, 2009
Nevada City council members will review wording for ordinances banning
medical marijuana dispensaries and smoking in parks at a meeting today.
Smoking in parks was banned for a six-month trial period after council
approval in 2007. A new ordinance would make the ban permanent.
A separate ordinance will ban medical marijuana dispensaries within
city limits. The council voted the dispensaries down in September and
will review a draft of the ordinance at the meeting. ...
Fe Springs considers smoking ban at parks
Whittier Daily News - Sandra T. Molina - November 18, 2009
SANTA FE SPRINGS - The City Council may go cold turkey with a smoking
ban at its six parks.
But not all are on board with the proposed ban as written.
"It needs some tweaking," Councilman Joe Serrano said.
"I have never been a smoker, and I despise smoking," he said.
"But I am concerned about taking away people's rights."
Serrano and Councilwoman Betty Putnam also wondered how the ordinance
would be implemented.
"I'm not sure we have the staff to enforce it," Putnam said.
Bernardino Council: Don't light up in city parks
Contra Costa Times - Andrew Edwards - November 16, 2009
SAN BERNARDINO - Smokers just can't catch a break.
San Bernardino became the latest California city to restrict tobacco
use Monday when the City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking in
city parks. The law is scheduled to go into effect in 30 days.
Lighting up can earn smokers a $100 fine after the first offense. Those
who get caught smoking again in the same year can expect to see the
penalty to escalate to $200, then $500.
A fourth offense in one year makes smoking a misdemeanor, which means
the unlawful use of a cigarette, cigar or pipe can be punishable by
one year in jail or a $1,000 fine. ...
Marcos' Smoke Signals
San Diego (CA) Reader, 2009-11-15
"Behavior modification takes time," said a San Marcos city
employee during a November 11 city council meeting. The behavior they
would like to modify is to prevent smokers from lighting up in nondesignated
areas and flicking their butts in city parks. In 2008, San Marcos city
councilmembers tried to do just that when they approved an ordinance
banning smoking on park trails as well as establishing designated areas
where smokers could spark up.
So far, local health organizations and some councilmembers say the
ordinance has been a success. Proof of that success took place at Woodland
Park one Saturday afternoon in August. That day, volunteers searched
the park for cigarette butts, finding a total of 74 butts tossed in
planters, on sidewalks, parking lots, and on the grassy hills. A small
number considering a similar event two years earlier, when volunteers
collected 926 butts at the same location.
And while some claim the decrease is proof the ordinance is working,
councilmember Chris Orlando isn't convinced. Orlando believes modifying
the behavior is taking too much time. Instead of focusing on modifying
the behavior, Orlando would like to modify the ordinance by removing
the designated areas and turning the entire park, as well as a hundred-foot
area surrounding it, into a smoke-free zone. ...
lounge rules on Long Beach Council agenda
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram, 2009-11-15
Paul Eakins, Staff Writer
Smoke 'em if you got 'em - but only with a ventilation system and
not if you're serving any food or beverages - may become Long Beach's
new policy for the city's recently legalized smoking lounges.
Oh, and don't invite any of your friends - we're happy with the eight
cigar lounges and four hookah bars that we have now, thank you - might
also be added to the policy.
That last caveat could become the biggest challenge as the City Council
tackles how to regulate smoking lounges Tuesday. The council's Economic
Development and Finance Committee voted to recommend new smoking lounge
regulations last week, but committee members were concerned about a
proliferation of new lounges.
City attorneys and city staff said the city has limited legal right
to restrict the number of lounges.
"Once we open this up, I think that there is the potential for
other legitimate businesses to qualify under the regulations, and I
think that is a consideration the council has to weigh," Director
of Health and Human Services Ron Arias told the committee Wednesday.
Desert City Council passes smoking restrictions
The Desert Sun - November 13, 2009
The Palm Desert City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to approve
new restrictions on public smoking aimed at cutting down secondhand
smoke in the city.
The measure most likely will not take effect until the new year, as
it was the plan's first reading and the second reading and final vote
is not likely until December.
Nevertheless, Thursday's 5-0 vote means all buildings and businesses
in Palm Desert will have to keep smokers at least 20 feet from their
main entrances. ...
California's Adult Smoking Rate Bucks National Trend
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA), 2009-11-12
A new federal report shows the adult smoking rate in the U.S. has been
virtually unchanged since 2004. California has fared much better than
the national average.
The Centers for Disease Control says 20.6 percent of American adults
smoke. The adult smoking rate in California is only 14 percent. That's
the second lowest percentage of any state in the country.
Paul Knepprath is with the American Lung Association. He says California
needs to raise the tobacco tax if it wants to continue making progress.
smoking lounge rules raise questions for council committee
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Paul Eakins - November 11, 2009
LONG BEACH - Figuring out a way to allow existing smoking lounges to
continue in Long Beach yet prevent more from opening is easier said
than done, a City Council panel learned Wednesday afternoon.
The three-member Economic Development and Finance Committee got a first
look at new regulations for smoking lounges, which the council voted
to legalize in February, 15 years after Long Beach's groundbreaking
ban on smoking in public places and workplaces went into effect. The
full council will consider the lounge regulations next Tuesday.
The committee voted 2-1, with Councilwoman Rae Gabelich opposed, to
recommend that the council approve the proposed regulations with a few
changes, but was forced to stop short of implementing controls to prevent
new smoking lounges from opening. ...
Desert looking at new outdoor smoking rules
Law targets second-hand smoke
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun, 2009-11-10
K Kaufmann * The Desert Sun *
Taking a cigarette break by the office door or lighting up on a restaurant
patio may be about to get harder for smokers in Palm Desert.
The City Council is expected to vote on an update of the city's smoking
ordinance that will require smokers to move 20 feet away from buildings'
and businesses primary entrance so nonsmokers entering or exiting the
premises are not confronted with a small cloud of secondhand smoke.
Other changes in the law include:
-- Restaurants or bars that allow smoking on their patios will have
to make sure their smoking areas are not within 20 feet of the business's
primary entrance. ...
demand tougher anti-smoking laws
Santa Monica (CA) Daily Press, 2009-11-11
"We shut the doors, we shut the windows, which is pretty inconvenient
and not guaranteed to stop all the smoke anyway," he said.
Horelick is part of a group of residents who are calling on the City
Council to expand an ordinance that bans smoking in all common areas
of apartments and condominiums to also apply to balconies and patios,
arguing the current regulations, while a step in the right direction,
don't go far enough. ...
smokers pushed off campus
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Mark Aronoff - November 9, 2009
Tobacco smokers at Santa Rosa Junior College are becoming increasingly
marginalized literally with a strict new policy that has
pushed them past the edges of the campus.
To overcome complaints about droves of smokers puffing away on the border
of the smoke-free campus, the school has instituted a policy prohibiting
smoking within a minimum of 20 feet from the college property, including
We used to be able to smoke by the library, said Aaron
Carpenter, 20, as he took a smoking break from his English class Monday
afternoon. They pushed us back. Eventually, they'll kick us down
all the way to the freeway.
There should be a designated smoking area, said his classmate
Matthew Bandy, 22, echoing the suggestion of other smokers who said
they are exiled to an adjacent residential neighborhood if they want
to grab a quick smoke.
Not only have the places disappeared where students can smoke, campus
police are about to be granted the authority to issue citations for
smoking infractions. The tickets are backed by fines that start at $100
for the first offense, increase to $250 for the second, and $500 for
a third offense.
Santa Rosa City Council members this afternoon are poised to pass a
resolution that allows Junior College police to enforce the city ordinance
prohibiting smoking around workplaces and public places, within a 20-foot
Smoker's Tour Of Santa Cruz
Finger-wagging authorities may have outlawed cigarettes, but you
can still enjoy a smoke with your booze if you know where to go
Metro Santa Cruz (MetroActive), 2009-11-04
The Smoker's Tour begins just a few blocks from downtown, not far from
a place where books get decapitated. "Absolutely no smoking"
reads the sign above the parlor, but this has clearly been nothing more
than a joke for several decades. With its crimson walls and year-round
Halloween decorations tucked in a ceiling corner, this is a relaxing
place to chat and an important stop on any smoker's bar crawl. Check
for performances by local blues acts; the intimate concerts are a blast.
When the clock tower chimes, the smoker will want to hurry in to check
out this next stop, which is ranked by local experts as a quality dive.
The jukebox, like the patrons, is caught between a few decades, but
despite the melting pot of tastes there's always a warm atmosphere and
a line for the lone pool table. The drinks are fairly priced, and they
mix a mean White Russian.
The night tour continues by ambling back toward the main drag, and
close to 10:10pm the tourist will find a radical stimulus in the next
stop, better known for its musical performances. If you ask for an ashtray
at the bar upstairs, you'll be promptly told no and given one. ...
to limit smoking rekindled
San Francisco (CA) Examiner, 2009-11-04
Mike Aldax Examiner Staff Writer
The controversial legislation -- first introduced by Supervisor Chris
Daly last year and now being pushed by Supervisor Eric Mar -- would
forbid smoking in a slew of new settings, adding to existing bans in
bars, restaurants, parks, transit stops and taxicabs.
The bill would expand no-smoking zones to include farmers markets and
the outdoor seating areas of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. Smoking
would also be prohibited while waiting in lines at ATMs, theaters, athletic
events and concert venues.
Apartment buildings and other multiunit residences would also have
new areas with no-smoking signs. Smoking would be prohibited in common
areas of apartment buildings, including hallways, elevators, parking
lots, lobbies, waiting areas, bathrooms, laundry facilities and recreation
lounges on Long Beach council agenda again
Contra Costa (CA) Times, 2009-11-03
Paul Eakins, Staff Writer
In March, the council instituted a yearlong moratorium on new cigar
and hookah lounges so that city staff could refine regulations for the
businesses. City health officials and attorneys say they are expecting
to have the new ordinance ready this month, but a local smoking opponent
is concerned that Uranga's committee meeting may circumvent the health
Melinda Cotton, of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Long Beach, said
Monday that Uranga's request to have the Economic Development and Finance
Committee, of which Uranga is a member, take on the issue appears to
be "a total end run" around the Department of Health and Human
Services. Uranga calls for the smoking lounge exemptions to go before
the committee "for discussion and formulating a recommendation
to the City Council," according to the meeting agenda.
"What this appears to do is to put this totally in the hands of
the Economic Development and Finance Committee," Cotton said.
Uranga said Monday that isn't the case. ...