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Local Smoke-Free Outdoor and Housing Ordinances  

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City of Novato 

Areas protected: outdoor cafes, bars and other outdoor workplaces as well as 100% of apartments, condos and townhouses.  Includes protection from electronic smoking devices aerosols as well as marijuana fumes. 

To see all provisions, visit: Novato Smoke-Free Ordinance

 

County of Marin (unincorporated areas only, which includes Greenbrae, West Marin, and other areas but excludes 11 communities which have their own ordinances or upcoming public hearings). 

To read the entire ordinance, click this link: Marin County Smoke-Free Ordinance 

Protected areas: entrances, buffer zones around all multi-unit housing, outdoor cafes and other outdoor workplaces, parks, beaches and all County owned buildings and campuses including the Wellness Campus, Clinics, and all buildings and campuses.  Ordinance includes protection from electronic smoking devices as well as tobacco and marijuana smoke.  

San Rafael

Ordinance includes protection for 100 percent of all multi-unit housing including duplexes, apartments, condos, townhouses and other shared interest housing. Downtown areas and outdoor cafes, bars and construction sites are all 100% free from tobacco, hookah or marijuana smoke and electronic smoking devices including e-hookah pens, mods and e-cigarettes.  

See ordinance on this page: San Rafael Smoke-Free Ordinance

 

https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/smokefree/  

Fairfax

 

Protection from tobacco and marijuana smoke as well as toxic aerosols from electronic smoking (vaping) devices in minimum of 75% of apartments and condos in complexes with four or more units,  including decks, porches and patios, and in outdoor cafes, parks, playgrounds, public events and farmer's markets. 

To see all provisions,  click this link: Full Text of Ordinance

 

or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/pdfs/council/ordinances/Ord%20754%20Smoking%20Ordinance.pdf 

Ross

Provides protection from tobacco or marijuana smoke in outdoor dining areas and entrances.

Ross Smoke-Free Ordinance or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.townofross.org/sites/default/files/fileattachments/administration/page/237/6.18_smoking_regulations.pdf

Marin County Fair and Events Center

100% tobacco, marijuana smoke-free and E-cigarette aerosol fume free. 

Smoking and e-cigarette use only permissable off grounds:

 https://www.marinhhs.org/sites/default/files/files/servicepages/2016_09/faq_marin_county_smoke_free_campus_policy.pdf

Additional Local Smoke-Free Ordinances 

(Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinances: see Youth Addiction Prevention Section)

Larkspur 

Protections include 80 % protection for any two units sharing a wall including duplexes, apartments, condos, and townhouses. 

Outdoor smoke-free cafes, bars, parades, parks, shopping centers and other workplaces are also protected. 

Mill Valley 

Protections include 100% of duplexes, apartments, condos, and townhouses from tobacco and marijuana smoke, and electronic smoking device toxic aerosols and...... 

outdoor smoke-free areas including downtown, oudoor cafes, bars, festivals, farmers market, construction sites and other outdoor work areas. To view full ordinance, click here or copy and paste this URL link into your browser:  http://qcode.us/codes/millvalley/revisions/1274.pdf

San Anselmo 

Protection from tobacco and marijuana smoke and electronic smoking device toxic aersols in 100 percent of  multi-unit housing including duplexes, apartments, condos, townhouses, porches, balconies and decks in addition to outdoor cafes, bars, construction sites and work places, parades, festivals, and parks.  

For full text of this ordinance, visit: San Anselmo Smoke-Free Ordinance

Local Smoke-Free Ordinances, continued...

Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinances located in the Youth Addiction Prevention Section

Tiburon

Protection for common indoor/outdoor areas and 100% of apartments but not condos or townhouses. Ordinance does include outdoor cafes, bars and construction sites as well as outdoor work areas. 

Belevedere 

Protection for 100% from tobacco and marijuana smoke and electronic smoking device toxic aerosols, pertaining to  duplexes, apartments, condos, and townhouses, including entrances, decks, porches, buffer zones as well as outdoor cafes, bars and outdoor work areas including yacht clubs. 

For Ordinance text, visit this link  Belvedere Smoke-Free Ordinance or paste this link into your browser: http://www.cityofbelvedere.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/371 

Sausalito

Protection from tobacco and marijuana smoke and electronic smoking device toxic aerosols, pertaining to duplexes, apartments, condos, houseboats and townhouses, including entrances, decks, porches, buffer zones as well as outdoor cafes, bars and other work areas. 

Full Ordinance text here: Smoke-free ordinance or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11985 

Corte Madera

Protection from tobacco and marijuana smoke and electronic smoking device toxic aerosols, pertaining to duplexes, apartments, condos, and townhouses, including entrances, decks, porches, buffer zones as well as outdoor cafes, bars and other work areas. 

See full text here: Smoke-Free Ordinance

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