The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering “third-hand smoke” and has been adopted by 12 other states.
The University of California has added electronic cigarettes to the campus-wide smoking ban that goes into effect next year.
Walnut Creek city leaders have taken the first official step toward a ban on smoking in most of the city’s downtown and in and around apartment buildings.
The Palo Alto City Council Monday night voted for a possible ban on smoking at all public parks and plazas.
A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.
Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.
Starting Monday, smokers in Alameda are going to find the places they can light up much more limited.
Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed three new ordinances that will tighten tobacco restrictions in unincorporated areas of the county.