As there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, smoke-free outdoor air ordinances focus on areas outside of the home where residents have a right to breathe clean air, such as:
- Outdoor Dining
- Public Events
- Recreation Areas
- Service Areas (e.g. bus stops)
Outdoor air policies usually work hand in hand with other smoke-free policies such as tobacco retail licensing and housing to promote a healthful environment for residents.
Click here for local Smoke-Free Outdoor Air policies in Alameda County.
If you have been impacted by secondhand smoke in your community and are interested in advocating for smoke-free outdoor policies, join the Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition! You can get involved in local and countywide efforts with other tobacco control advocates.
- Secondhand Smoke Kills (American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation)