San Diego bans smoking in beaches and parks
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
In 2003, Solana Beach became the first city in the continental U.S. to ban smoking in beaches and parks. Since then, a number of other cities in San Diego County have followed suit.
Debra Kelley is with the American Lung Association.
Kelley: "We have six cities that have already passed smoke-free beaches and parks laws. We have several cities that are in the pipeline, and those include Coronado, Poway, Carlsbad and Oceanside."
Chula Vista has just approved an ordinance to ban smoking in all outdoor dining areas. And a number of local college campuses are going smoke-free.
San Diego's new anti-smoking law could take effect by late July. Supporters say enforcement will be left up to citizens themselves.
Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.
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