The smoking policy, which includes the use of electronic smoking devices, will take effect 30 days after approval by the city council. All parks in Pomona will officially be smoke-free as of April 2nd, 2015.
The policy was adopted as a result of numerous local complaints from residents regarding smoking at city hall, city facilities, and local parks. CAP was on hand to educate the community about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and the many benefits of smoke-free public places.
Thanks to our efforts, Pomona now joins 39 other cities across Los Angeles County who have banned smoking at parks, along with 328 cities and counties in California who have done the same. Thank you to all our supporters, especially our youth, who have been at the forefront of these efforts.