The Coronado no smoking ordinance officially puts an end to smoking in the island city's streets on January 1st. The health of all workers and business people who spend time outdoors along the street fronts will have full protection against the harm the U.S. Health Department says is done by second-hand smoke.
Not smoking in parks and at beaches the city already banned smoking no longer is enough to earn respect for living a responsible citizen's life.
All outdoor public places are off limits for smoking. In addition, in the commercial districts, smoking is not allowed on private property within 25 feet of doorways and winndows on enclosed buildings the California law prohibits smoking inside. Customers, and visitors, in shops and restaurants, can enjoy smoke free air.
City officials agreed smoking will now be prohibited on public strets, highways, and alleys, pathways, and sidewalks, and parking lots.
Look for No Smoking an Smoke Free signs citizens will post in utdoor public places. Citizens can look at sample signs and artwork online at www.coronado.ca.gov/nosmoking/.
There are exceptions posted on the city's website. Smoking is allowed on the Coronado Golf Course.
Coronado officials worked out a compromise for outdoor dining areas. Private property owners can offer customers, and visitors, a smoking atmosphere if a majority of the dining area is on private property. The ordinance prohibits smoking in dining areas the majority is on public property.
Workers can smoke in parking lots on provate property. Or, on the compay patio, or lawn.
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