Outdoor Dining in the City of Los Angeles is now Smoke-Free!
Smoking is no longer allowed in outdoor dining areas in the City of Los Angeles, specifically within 10 feet of restaurant patios, cafes and food courts, and within 40 feet of food carts, food kiosks and mobile food trucks. This policy went into effect in the City of Los Angeles on March 8, 2011.
The smoke-free outdoor dining policy protects patrons and workers from the dangerous health effects of secondhand smoke, as well as reduces places where young people can learn to smoke while expanding the public space where smokers who are trying to quit are not exposed to other smokers. The vast majority of LA County residents are non-smokers – 85.7 percent – and even smokers have reported enjoying a smoke-free dining experience.
The City of Los Angeles is committed to providing a healthy environment for all. With this policy, Los Angeles joined a number of cities in LA County that have already implemented smoke-free outdoor dining policies, including Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Glendale, Pasadena and Santa Monica.
For more information, visit www.FreshAirDiningLA.com.