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Pasadena's Tournament of No Smokers

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Banned for a little over a month now, Pasadena police will be out making sure smokers don't light up along the parade route at next week's Tournament of the Roses. They plan to educate people rather than enforce, but if someone refuses to put out their cigarette, the first ticket is $100 and further violations go up to $500.

The new law makes it verboten to smoke in "outdoor shopping and dining areas, ATM and movie ticket lines and within 20 feet fo building entrances," the Pasadena Star News reported in October. But the ban also specifically prohibits smoking at the annual parade if you're standing or sitting. However, if you're walking from one point to another, it's okay, but walking in a circle probably doesn't count.