Laguna Beach to Consider Smoking Ban in All Public Places Citywide

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The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider whether to extend a smoking ban to all public places.

A smoker enjoys a cigarette on Bondi Beach May 19, 2004, in Sydney, Australia. Laguna Beach, which is considering a citywide smoking ban, already prohibits smoking at the beach. (Credit: Matt King/Getty Images)

Residents have complained to council members and city staff about second-hand smoke in various alleys, sidewalks and parking lots, according to a city staff report.

Smoking is currently prohibited at beaches, parks, restaurants and restrooms.

Under the proposed ordinance, the ban would be extended to sidewalks, streets and alleys, and in multi-unit residential common areas such as pools, laundry rooms and hallways.

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