No Butts On The Wharf

Smokers abusing their freedom by littering get what’s coming.

Chart House Butts
Picture from 2012, empty lot just over fence from Chart House

In December, Fisherman’s Wharf will join the list of city spots where lighting up is illegal.

The City Council this week, at the request of the wharf business association, voted 5-0 to ban smoking on the tourist-oriented wharf.

The association voted 26-6 in favor of the smoking ban, and no one spoke in opposition to the move before the City Council. City officials also are investigating whether to expand its no-smoking areas to downtown areas.

No Butts On The Wharf

P.G. Smoking Ban Fail

No real changes where the public smoking really shows such as the front of Hazaras & Juice ‘n’ Java – carry on, future cancer sufferers.

bird in every pot

A city law tightening regulations for smoking in public places passed unanimously at its second reading Wednesday before the Pacific Grove City Council.

The ordinance stops short of banning smoking in outdoor dining areas or sidewalk tables, and allows smoking on the municipal golf course. It bans lighting up in city parks, beaches and recreation areas.

P.G. Smoking Ban Fail

P.G. Meets To Put End To Smoking In Public

Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove is where Ryan Roberts goes to catch some downtime and take a deep breath. There’s a smoking ban in place there, so he said he relaxes in his car.

“It’s kind of like discriminating, really, to people that are addicted to smoking and choose not to quit just yet,” Roberts said.

The proposed ban is meant to protect people from second-hand smoke and keep public parks and beaches clear of cigarette butts which contain plastic filters that never breakdown, supporters said.

He relaxes in his car. Do you mean he infects his lungs with carcinogens while simply looking at the clean air?

It’s not just the beaches. Take a walk along Lighthouse from Hazaras smoking rug salesman to Juice N Java’s sidewalk tables down to Pollacci’s liquor store loiterers.

Sidewalk Smoker

P.G. Meets To Put End To Smoking In Public

Mayor Wants No Smoking In Public

Monterey has an ordinance against smoking on the rec trail. Cuneo, Kampe and Cohen all opposed the action. Kampe said “It’s incredibly rare to encounter second-hand smoke in Pacific Grove.” Kampe has never walked past Juice & Java or Hazara’s I take it.

Smoking Dogs

Are Pacific Grove’s smoking regulations strong enough?

Mayor Carmelita Garcia doesn’t think so. She proposed Wednesday that the city consider tightening rules about smoking in public places, particularly parks, beaches, recreation areas, outdoor dining areas and sidewalk tables in front of restaurants and coffeehouses.

The motion to ask staff to draw up an ordinance failed 3-3, with Cuneo, Kampe and Cohen opposed

P.G. Mayor Wants No Smoking In Public

Smokers Need Not Apply At CHOMP

Any tobacco use actually.

smoking nurse
Etsy

“As a health care organization, we have a responsibility for maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all our employees, volunteers, patients and visitors,” she said. “We are also committed to promoting wellness. We’ve had a nonsmoking campus for a number of years, and this is a natural extension of that policy.”

Barker said studies by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown that workers who smoke, on average, miss 6.16 days of work a year because of illness, compared with 3.86 days for nonsmokers.

Smokers Need Not Apply At CHOMP

No Smoking On The Rec Trail Is Official

Toothless law. I suppose that vandalism, robbery & public drunkenness are also not allowed on the rec trail, but it goes on unchecked. Watch yourselves when on the trail.

Smoking Dogs

The Monterey City Council unanimously adopted revisions to the current ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The revised ordinance extends the no smoking ban to the Recreation Trail.

No Smoking On The Rec Trail Is Official

No Smoking On The Rec Trail

Now try and enforce it.
Smoking Dogs

Tuesday, the Monterey City Council unanimously approved an updated ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The changes were intended to bring city law into line with state law.
… the city ordinance prohibits smoking on the Monterey Recreational Trail, beaches, enclosed buildings open to the public, including covered parking garages; buses, taxicabs, shuttles and other public transportation; city owned vehicles, outdoor service areas, including ATM lines, ticket lines, bus stops and transit depot waiting areas; and any location which the property or business owner declares to be non-smoking.

No Smoking On The Rec Trail