There is no safe level of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure; even brief exposure can cause immediate harm.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SFOPPs include outdoor dining, entryways, sidewalks, parks, beaches, worksites, event sites, bike lanes and paths, alleys, and parking structures.

SHS can cause serious health effects to anyone, especially to vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and people with existing lung issues.

Benefits of SFOPPs:

  • Reduces exposure to SHS exposure
  • Reduces risk of fires
  • Reduces tobacco and vape product waste
  • Protects waterways and wildlife

Current SFOPP policies in San Diego County:

  • El Cajon (all public places)
  • Coronado (all public properties)
  • La Mesa (all public places)
  • Carlsbad (Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining [SFOD])
  • Vista (SFOD)
  • San Marcos (SFOD)
  • Chula Vista (SFOD)
  • Del Mar (SFOD)
  • Encinitas (all public places)
  • Imperial Beach (SFOD)
  • Escondido (SFOD)
  • National City (SFOD)
  • Oceanside (SFOD)
  • Solana Beach (SFOD)
  • Unincorporated San Diego County (SFOD)

Resources by Area

If you are in East Region (La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, unincorporated areas of east county) contact at Community Action Service & Advocacy at 619-442-2727.

If you are in South Bay (National City, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista) contact Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego at 858-974-3603.

If you are in North Inland/Coastal (Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Carlsbad, unincorporated areas of Fallbrook) contact Vista Community Clinic at 760-631-5000 ext. 7165.

If you are in North Coastal (Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach ) contact San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth at 858-755-6598 and

If you are in Central (San Diego) contact Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego at 858-974-3603 ext. 207 or contact Communities Against Substance Abuse at 619-442-2727.