SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is banning smoking on state parks and beaches.
A law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste in the same places. Violations of the law will be punishable by a fine of up to $25.
It covers smoking traditional cigarettes as well as using electric smoking devices. Smoking will still be allowed in parking lots at beaches and parks. The ban takes effect Jan. 1.