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California beaches become smoke-free

June 19, 2006 at 11:02 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Smoking bans that began in public buildings and restaurants have made their way to the famous beaches of Southern California.

Beginning next month, smokers in Los Angeles County will have only three beaches to choose from if they want to enjoy the sunset with a cigarette in hand, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

They can go to Redondo Beach, Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu or a small beach in Palos Verdes Estates that is reached by a steep trail.

Though most state beaches allow smoking, in less than three years, 19 cities in four Southern California counties have quietly outlawed beach smoking.

The last two to jump on the bandwagon are Torrance and Hermosa Beach which become smoke-free in July.

Following California's lead, Cocoa Beach may become Florida's first city to ban beach smoking.

Topics: Palos Verdes
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