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Pismo Beach City Council to discuss smoking ordinance Tuesday

Posted at 8:39 PM, Mar 18, 2019

The Pismo Beach City Council will discuss expanding the city’s smoking ordinance at a meeting Tuesday.

According to the city council agenda, council members will discuss adopting the ordinance Tuesday.

The city says it decided to make changes to its existing ordinance in light of the 2018 State of Tobacco Control report from the American Lung Association. Pismo Beach was one of just two cities in San Luis Obispo County that received an “F” grade on the report card.

The council has looked at expanding the smoking ban to include public sidewalks downtown, entryways to restaurants and bars, lines for ATMs, and farmers markets.

The new ordinance would expand the definition of enclosed spaces, open-air dining areas, places of employment, public places, recreational areas, and service areas.

Council members had previously said enforcing the ban might be difficult because police likely won’t be asked to respond unless a person completely refuses to stop smoking.

To read the full proposal, click here.

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