Beverly Hills banned all outdoor dining areas.
(L) The Beverly Hills City Hall, built in 1932 (R) Beverly Hills Post Office
Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. Beverly Hills and
the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the Los Angeles city
area. The 'Platinum Triangle' areas of wealthy neighborhoods are formed by Beverly Hills and
the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. The population was about 35,000
as of the 2006 census. Beverly Hills is home to countless Hollywood celebrities and the wealthy.
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Beverly Hills Outdoor Dining Smoking Ban
Beverly Hills is one of the richest cities in America. It attracts tourists from around the world and
is home to many expensive hotels and restaurants.
An ordinance banning smoking in nearly all outdoor dining areas in Beverly Hills took effect in October, 2007.
The purpose of this law is to aim to provide a healthier environment and cleaner air for diners and
pedestrians. The smoking ban applies to all outdoor dining areas, including restaurants located in hotels.
The Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his friend, the actor Sylvester Stallone, have
been known to enjoy a cigar on the patio of a local cafe. However, such smoking will be banned from
October after Beverly Hills city council voted to create smoke-free areas outside restaurants.
However, people will be able to smoke in sectioned-off areas around hotel swimming pools.
The ordinance imposes a $100 fine for the first offense, a $200 fine for a second offense within one year
and a $500 for fine for each additional violation within one year.
Source: May 30, 2007 BBC News & September 30, 2007 ABC News.
(L) A hand print of Marilyn Monroe on the sidewalk in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, located at Hollywood Boulevard.
(M) This house is a private residence of Peter Falk, an actor of the Detective Columbo.
Both pictures were taken in April 1993. (R) TV scene of the Detective Columbo, with a cigar with his mouth
Tobacco control in California
California senate approved smoking ban for apartments.
Tobacco control in Queensland, Australia
No smoking in all inside and outside seats are enforced in the Queensland, Australia.
Photography was taken at a service area of Expressway at the north of Brisbane, Queensland.
Smoking is prohibited in the outside terrace seat at Rios Tavern in Noosa Heads, Queensland. Photographed in May 2007.
Total Smoking Ban in USA
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$B!!(BSmoking Ban in the State of Washington
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Oregon$B!!!!(B
$B!!(BMontana passed statewide smoking Ban
$B!!(BColorado Clean Indoor Air Act
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$B!!(BSmoking Ban in the State of Maine
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$B!!(BSmoking Ban in the $B#M(Bassachusetts state.
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$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Maryland$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Washington, D.C.
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$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Delaware$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Ohio$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Iowa$B!!(B
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Midwestern US and at San Francisco
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02 Smoking ban in National Parks
San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco UCSF Medical Center
Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco
The article was written in June 2007, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.