Los Angeles is a city known for its rules and regulations. This is also true for smoking in public places. But can you smoke cigarettes in public in Los Angeles? There are places you can smoke tobacco and that is regulated in terms of being in public. On this blog, we will see where you can and cannot smoke cigarettes in public, as well as what other rules and regulations there are for smoking in public places.
The short answer is yes. The long answer is, not in public, where “public” means “enclosed area where the public can see and be seen.” By that definition, you would be able to smoke cigarettes in public. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. One exception would be if the enclosed area is less than 100% enclosed. A second exception is if you are on the outdoor patio of a bar, which can have exposed areas.
In the year 2009, the California city of Los Angeles passed a law banning smoking in public places. To some, this meant smoking cigarettes in the city was still permitted. But the law was not so black and white. There is a semi-circular area surrounding the building entrances of public buildings, which is not considered a public place. Smoking is banned in this area. This blog post will show you whether or not it is legal to smoke cigarettes in public in the city of Los Angeles.
You are legally allowed to smoke cigarettes in public in Los Angeles, California. As long as you don’t bother anyone, you cannot be fined for it. However, you cannot smoke in a restricted area. Smoking cigarettes in public is banned in public places like parks, hospitals, hospitals, schools, and daycares.