On July 11, 2011, Pasadena City Council unanimously approved amendments to the City's Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance to prohibit smoking in apartments and condominiums to protect residents from drifting tobacco smoke. The new law became effective on August 13, 2011, with provisions that take effect on certain dates. Beginning July 1, 2013, smoking is prohibited in all units of multi-unit housing (properties with two or more units), including balconies and patios. Violators will be subject to a $100.00 ticket citation for the first violation, $200.00 for the second violation, and $500 for the third violation occurring within a 12-month period.
To report complaints, or for more information, please contact the Pasadena Tobacco Control Program at (626) 744-6014 or visit http://www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth/pasadena_tobacco_control_program/.