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

Santa Clara makes apartments, condos smokefree

Three cheers to Santa Clara County, Calif., which just passed a law making apartments and condos smokefree. The law also applies to outdoor eating areas of restaurants and common areas of multiunit dwellings, the San Jose Mercury-News reports.

This is huge; the county is one of just a handful of jurisdictions, all of them in California, [...]

How to make a condo complex smokefree

If you are a condo owner and need some guidance about making your complex smokefree, here’s one resource to check out: “How to Make a Condo Complex Smokefree” from the Technical Legal Assistance Center, which is funded by the California Department of Health.

While the details pertain to California law, the overall advice is sound no [...]

Update: California parks measure heads to governor

The California Assembly has approved a measure to make all 278 state parks and beaches smokefree. Now it heads to the desk of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature.

Let’s hope that despite his cigar habit, the governor will do the right thing and sign the measure.

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 [...]