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E-Cig Ban Hits Santa Monica: No Vaping On The Pier Or Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica has joined the city of Los Angeles in banning electronic cigarettes from most public places.After a unanimous city council vote last month, a ban goes into effect today on e-cigarettes or vaporizers in places like beaches, parks, bus stops and within 20 feet of public buildings, according to City News Service. The ban also includes the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, in addition to residential areas in Santa Monica where regular cigarettes are already banned.
The ban also effectively shuts down any new vape shops from opening in the area. Vaping is now prohibited from all Santa Monica businesses, save for the two vape lounges in Santa Monica that are already open, Fix Vapor and Vapor Delight, which will be exempt from the law. In addition, businesses that sell e-cigarettes will now have to get a license from the city.
Health Experts Don't Buy Into L.A.'s E-Cigarette Ban
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.