California is a pioneer of the smoke-free movement. Boasting the second-lowest smoking rate in the country – just 11.9 percent of Californians smoke – the Golden State is leading the movement to create smoke-free outdoor environments. Many of these policy victories spring up at the grassroots level, and San Diego is leading the charge.

The Tobacco Free Communities Coalition recognizes the following cities and corporations as Smoke-Free Stars. To download a PDF version of Smoke-Free Stars click here.

Tobacco Retail Licensing

  • El Cajon
  • City of San Diego
  • Solana Beach
  • Vista

Outdoor Public Spaces

  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Solana Beach

Restaurant Dining Patios

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • National City
  • Solana Beach

Sports/Entertainment Venues

  • Chula Vista Nature Center
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Maritime Museum, San Diego
  • Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
  • PETCO Park
  • Poway Rodeo
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Diego County Fair
  • San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park
  • Scripps Birch Aquarium
  • USS Midway
  • US Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista
  • Wave Water Park, Vista

College Campuses

  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca College
  • Mesa College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Miramar College
  • Palomar College
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • San Diego Community College District
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California, San Diego

Corporations

  • Gen-Probe
  • Life Technologies
  • TTM Technologies
  • NASSCO/General Dynamics
Beaches, Parks and Recreational Areas
(Legislative)
                           

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • City of San Diego
  • County of San Diego
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Imperial Beach
  • La Mesa
  • Lemon Grove
  • National City
  • Oceanside
  • Poway
  • San Diego Unified Port District
  • San Marcos
  • Solana Beach
  • Vista

Beaches, Parks and Recreational Areas
(Voluntary)

  • San Dieguito River Park
  • San Elijo Lagoon
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve

Transportation

  • Old Town Trolley
  • North County Transit District
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Farmers’ Markets

  • Carlsbad Farmers’ Market
  • La Jolla Farmers’ Market
  • Solana Beach Farmers’ Market

Hospital Campuses

  • Alvarado Hospital
  • Edgemoor Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Palomar-Pomerado Health
  • Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Sharp Healthcare
  • UCSD Medical Center
  • Tri-City Medical Center