Los Angeles County Strengthens Smoke-free Ordinance to Protect More Residents . Ban on smoking for a

LOS ANGELES – The  County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed amendments to strengthen the County’s policies on smoke-free environments and to close loopholes where smoking is permitted.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) provided recommendations to close the gaps of existing County smoke- free ordinances. 

The approved changes to the ordinance include: Updates to the definition of "smoke" and smoking" to include Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) and cannabis; Ban on smoking for all outdoor areas of County facilities, including near windows and entryways, handicap ramps, parking lots, and drivi