Outdoor dining now comes with a side of fresh air
in the City of Los Angeles!

As of March 8, 2011, smoking will be prohibited in outdoor dining areas in the City of Los Angeles, including restaurant patios, cafes, food courts, and the public space surrounding food carts, food kiosks and mobile food trucks.

This new smoke-free outdoor dining law will protect patrons and workers from the dangerous health effects of breathing in secondhand smoke, and provide nonsmokers and those who are trying to quit with a smoke-free dining experience.

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved this law in January 2010. With this policy, Los Angeles joins a number of cities in L.A. County that have already implemented smoke-free outdoor dining policies, including Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Glendale, Pasadena and Santa Monica. To read the full ordinance, click here.

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What Businesses Need to Do

If you operate a restaurant, cafe, food court, food kiosk, food cart or mobile food truck, compliance is easy!
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Learn more about the smoke-free dining policy by watching one of these videos. The videos explain what a restaurant needs to do, how mobile food trucks are impacted and what this new policy means for diners.

  • Other Ways to Use a Cigarette
  • LA Smoke-free Outdoor Dining - How do Mobile Food Vendors Comply
  • LA Smoke-free Outdoor Dining - How do Restaurants and Food Courts Comply
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