Californians should be protected from secondhand smoke in all aspects of their lives, and that includes their leisure time. Fortunately, many of our state’s most iconic event venues are providing their visitors with a smokefree experience.
Baseball organizations, which have a long association with tobacco products, have been leaders in giving guests smokefree games. The Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants all play in smokefree facilities. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim only allow smoking (including e-cigarettes) in a few designated areas. You can see other baseball stadiums around the country that have chosen to go smokefree here.
But baseball stadiums aren’t the only venues in California that are working to make their experiences and events as smokefree as possible. The Los Angeles Coliseum is a smoke-free facility, with no smoking allowed at all, including e-cigarettes. So is Chase Center in San Francisco, home to the Golden State Warriors – smoking of any kind is not allowed anywhere inside the arena or its property. Staples Center is nearly entirely smokefree, with just one patio available for smoking. Even the annual Comic-Con in San Diego is entirely smokefree, and San Diego city ordinances prohibits smoking at public events near any doorway, entrance, exit, or operable window, so even smoking outside the event is limited.
Increasingly, tribal casinos are offering gaming enthusiasts smokefree card rooms and slot machine floors to entire smokefree casinos such as Redwood Hotel & Casino in Northern California and Sycuan Resort & Casino.
Finally, the state’s most iconic tourist destination – the Disneyland Resort in Orange County – is smokefree, with smoking prohibited in the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort, the Esplanade between the parks and the Downtown Disney District.
These are just some examples of the places in California that are working to prevent smoking from interfering with their guests’ visit and enjoyment. The bottom line – California is largely united against the harms of smoking and secondhand smoke, making it a great place to live, work and play.
If you would like to know what your city is doing to protect you from secondhand smoke, visit SecondhandDangers.org.