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Comprehensive Smokefree Places

A model ordinance to limit tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure

Model Legal Document
Tobacco Prevention

As the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke become increasingly well documented, one of the most important steps a community can take to protect and improve its residents’ health is to create more smokefree or tobacco-free spaces.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this model ordinance to help California cities and counties limit tobacco use and unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke – including electronic smoking devices and cannabis – both indoors and outdoors. This model ordinance can also help address health inequities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for communities of color, low-income communities, and other priority populations.

The companion Comprehensive Smokefree Places Ordinance Checklist highlights key policy options available in the ordinance.