Last night Governor Newsom signed a bill that bans smoking at all state parks and beaches. Previous Governor Jerry Brown vetoed similar proposals in the past.
“Starting Jan. 1, it will be illegal to smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping devices “or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation” on any state beach or in any state park in California. Violators face fines of $25”
“Since 1989, when detailed records first began, 7.5 million cigarette butts have been collected during the annual cleanup in California, making up 37 percent of all the trash.