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Carlsbad Bans Smoking on Beaches and Parks

The Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban smoking on its mile-long stretch of beach and in its parks. Carlsbad is the last San Diego County coastal community to snuff out cigare

The Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban smoking on its mile-long stretch of beach and in its parks. Carlsbad is the last San Diego County coastal community to snuff out cigarettes.

Five miles of beach to the south are in the state parks system, which doesn't have a smoking ban.

The Carlsbad beach smoking ban was promoted by 16-year-old Carlsbad High School junior Michael Caraglio, who told the council, "Now we can all enjoy cleaner parks, beaches and trails."