Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

L.A. makes outdoor cafes smokefree

Following a national trend, Los Angeles is making outdoor cafes smokefree, the Los Angeles Times reports. The city is also making the spaces within 40 feet of food carts smokefree as well.

No opponents showed up at the city meeting when this was considered, which suggests that it’s really no big deal. It really isn’t.  The city already has smokefree parks and beaches. Making outdoor cafes smokefree isn’t a huge leap.

In fact, many other localities in the U.S. have laws ensuring outdoor diners are protected from secondhand smoke. They include Arkansas, Illiois, Georgia and West Virginia. Check out Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights for a complete list.

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