Public Places Ban on Smoking Cigarettes, E-Cigs in Manhattan Beach Starts This Month
The Smoke-Free Public Places ordinance becomes effective on July 18, but will not be enforced until Aug. 18 while the city conducts a public outreach campaign.
On June 17, 2014 the Manhattan Beach City Council voted to adopt Ordinance 14-0008 to prohibit smoking in all public places in the City of Manhattan Beach, and prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is not allowed.
Manhattan Beach’s existing Municipal Code includes a smoking ban on beaches and the Pier, in parks, in places of employment, along The Strand, and on Veterans Parkway. Based on research and concerns about public health, safety and welfare, as well as pollution from cigarette litter, this ordinance was expanded to include all public places and the use of electronic cigarettes.