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Make Malibu "Smoke-Free"

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This year Malibu received a "C" in smoke-free outdoor air and an "F" in smoke-free housing by The American Lung Association. This situation is completely unacceptable. Other beach communities such as Laguna Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach have strict regulations, limiting the places place people are allowed to smoke (cigarettes, vapes and e-cigs included) to their homes and cars. Regulations such as these would benefit not only the health of our community but also that of the broader environment, not to mention reduce possible fire hazard.

In 2009, Malibu followed up the No Smoking on Public Beaches ban with an ordinance that banned smoking within 20 feet of a public event, such as a farmers' market. As well, it banned smoking within 20 feet of outdoor dining areas on public or private property, such as hotels and supermarkets. Businesses with outdoor dining areas were required to conspicuously post and maintain "no smoking" signs within the area. Clearly, these regulations are not being enforced, as witnessed by not only the amount of cigarette butts on the beach but the amount of people smoking outside of rehabs, gyms, office buildings and markets. 

We want Malibu to be a "SMOKE-FREE" community. Free of SECOND HAND SMOKE! Free of smoking IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE!

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