Goleta Considers Smoking Ordinances

The Goleta City Council could soon institute its own smoking-related ordinances for tobacco retailing and secondhand smoke. The city’s retail ordinance would aim to prevent sales to minors, including vapor products like e-cigarettes; such stores couldn’t employ minors or open within 1,000 feet of schools. Enforcement would be handled by the county. The secondhand-smoke law would ban smoking in public places (restaurants and stores) and recreational areas (parks and hiking trails); signs would display the rules. The council will consider adoption later this month and iron out licensing details.

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