As of today the smoking ban in Santa Monica extends beyond prohibiting smoking at beaches, piers, outdoor dining areas, and parks; to even patios.
It is now illegal to smoke outdoors within 25-feet of any apartment building door, window or vent.
This extended law of the smoking ban in Santa Monica was created in hopes of preventing smokes from lighting up on patios and balconies in multi-unit residential properties, mainly
apartments and condo complexes.
This Smoking Ban has gone into effect very quickly!
Good luck to all of those smokers out there, if you were planning on quitting smoking as your upcoming new year’s resolution, I guess you can get a head start on it, at least if you live or work in the city of Santa Monica.