Welcome to American Non-Smoking Section… California

California is a pioneer of the smoke-free movement, establishing the first statewide smoke-free workplace law. Locally, the City of Solana Beach takes the prize of being the first city in mainland United States to adopt a smoke-free parks and beaches policy.

There are several State and local laws that protect the public from exposure to secondhand smoke. This website lists the prominent tobacco-related laws and regulations in San Diego, California.

State Laws

Laws and regulations that apply within California

Local Laws

Laws and regulations that apply within a defined georgraphic area of San Diego County

State and local tobacco control laws and regulations are enforced by the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the violation occurred. To see a list of local law enforcement agencies by jurisdiction visit Reporting Violations.