Smoking in California where can I and where not?
Where is smoking allowed in California where prohibited?
There are smokers in the USA as well as in other countries, but what does smoker expect when traveling to this country?
Since my husband is a smoker, this question was of course important to him. That's why we were informed before our first trip, how the smoker's law is handled specifically in California!
In California, the pioneer of anti-smoking movement, is the strictest smoking law in the US!
There is no smoking in public buildings, museums, restaurants and bars. Some pedestrian areas and most beaches are smoke-free areas. Smoking is also not allowed in public squares and buildings, in the parks and near children's playgrounds and schools.
In California you are not allowed to smoke in the outdoor area of restaurants and cafes, but if you are looking for you can still find one or the other restaurant with an outdoor smoking area. Usually there are the ashtrays attached to the walls or there are small areas to sit where you can smoke your cigarette.
In front of every shopping center and also in front of airport buildings one has the possibility to smoke. And also on the piers z. B. Santa Monica are conspicuous smoking areas and you get no withdrawal symptoms. Just stand by an ashtray and you're on the safe side.
The penalties when caught smoking in California range from $ 100 the first time to $ 500.
Never smoke in the car, if minors sit in it and yes throw a butt out of the window. Then comes to smoker go still pollution and even fire hazard added.
One should, before lighting a cigarette just look closely at its surroundings. Where smoking is prohibited is clearly indicated by signs.
Calabasas is the first city in the USA, where since 18.03.2006 there is a regulation to protect against passive smoking. This prohibits, for example, smoking outdoors (streets, sidewalks, parks) and buildings (shops, hotels, bars, restaurants) etc.
If you smoke anyway, it can cost you up to $ 1000.