Carlsbad Votes to Ban Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas
The City of Carlsbad voted to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas in Carlsbad, taking the current ordnance, adopted in 1983, one step further. That ordnance regulated smoking in public areas.
If you are a smoker, be aware that Carlsbad already bans smoking in parks, beaches and lagoons.
California banned smoking in 1998, with the State Workplace Smoking Law, in all enclosed places of employment and indoor restaurants.
Local jurisdictions have the power to enact additional restrictions.
The smoking ban in Carlsbad was modeled after the non-smoking ordnances that already exist in neighboring Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach.
The new ordnance in Carlsbad is expected to go into effect on or about November 2.
The smoking ban also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of public outdoor dining areas.