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Pismo Beach discussion on smoking ban postponed

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 18, 2018

The Pismo Beach City Council will not discuss whether to expand a public smoking ban at its Tuesday night meeting as originally planned.

Only three council members were present at the meeting, so the agenda item was postponed until January.

A proposed new ordinance would restrict smoking in places like farmers’ markets, concerts, and bus stops.

It’s already banned in public parks, playgrounds, the beach, pier, and 20 feet from public building entrances and exits.

The issue came up after community members asked to increase smoking restrictions.

The American Lung Association also recently released its annual report card on tobacco control and Pismo Beach was one of two cities in San Luis Obispo County that received an “F” grade. The other was Atascadero.