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Manhattan Beach to Begin Enforcing City's New Smoking Ban

Aug 17, 2014 09:27PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

A new law prohibits smoking in public places in the City of Manhattan Beach.

Manhattan Beach police will begin to enforce the city’s recently-approved Smoke Free Public Places ordinance beginning Monday, August 18.  Under the ordinance, smoking is prohibited in all public places, and will only be permitted in the following city locations (unless otherwise provided by state or federal law):

  • Private residential property.
  • In up to 20% of guest rooms in any hotel or motel that meets certain conditions.
  • Within a moving vehicle.

Information on the ordinance is available here.

City officials launched a campaign to make people aware of the new law on July 18. 

Violators of the ban are subject to receiving citations that are punishable by a fine up to $100 for the first offense, up to $200 for the second offense and up to $500 for the third and subsequent offenses.

Call (310) 802-5341 if you have questions about the Smoke-Free Public Places ordinance.


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