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Pismo Beach City Council approves smoking ban

Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 20, 2019

The Pismo Beach City Council voted Tuesday to approve the ordinance banning smoking in public places.

The city council voted 3-2 to approve the ban, which forbids smoking in public places, open-air dining areas, places of employment, recreational areas and enclosed spaces. People also cannot smoke within 25 feet of these areas.

Smoking is also not allowed:

  • Within 50 feet of any entrance, exit or operable window
  • Public places when being used for a public event such as farmers markets, fairs and concerts
  • Sidewalks on any street in the downtown core planning area, Shell Beach Rd., Five Cities Drive

People also cannot dispose of any smoking waste in an area where smoking is prohibited.

Anyone who violates this will be fined $250 for a first violation. Every violation after that will go up to $500 per violation.

Pismo Beach is one of two cities in San Luis Obispo County given an “F” grade by the American Lung Association in the 2018 State of Tobacco report card.

For more information on the Pismo Beach smoking ban click here.