Comprehensive Smokefree Places

Comprehensive Smokefree Places

A Model Ordinance to limit tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure

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.

You may also be interested in our Smokefree Multiunit Housing model ordinance, which limits smoking inside units and common areas. All of our model ordinances are fully customizable to fit the specific needs of an individual community. If you would like to learn more, please contact us for technical assistance. Remember to subscribe to receive our news updates, and support our work.