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 both indoors and outdoors. It is fully customizable to fit the specific needs of an individual community. The companion Smokefree Places Ordinance Checklist highlights key policy options available in the ordinance. You may also be interested in our ordinance to create smokefree multi-unit housing by limiting smoking inside units and common areas.

Important Information: This model ordinance is under revision and the version available below may not account for recent changes to state and federal tobacco control laws. If your community wishes to learn more, please contact us for technical assistance.