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

The next frontier in California: smokefree state parks

The California Assembly votes tomorrow on a measure that would make all state parks smokefree. The idea is to cut the unsightly butts, curb the chance of fire and get rid of the secondhand smoke. Parking lots and campgrounds would not be included.

If it becomes law, California would be the first state to make its state parks smokefree. Already, 100 cities have made their beaches smokefree, and  more than 400 local governments have made  municipal parks smokefree. Anyone in D.C. listening? It’s not such a radical concept.

The California measure is being pushed by state Sen. Jenny Oropeza of Long Beach, who has battled liver cancer.

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