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Tobacco-Free Carpinteria

Our Mission:

Create a healthier, cleaner Carpinteria by reducing tobacco litter, reducing youth access to tobacco products and protecting citizens from secondhand smoke.

Campaign Updates:

**UPDATE On February 14, 2011, the Carpinteria City council voted to approve and adopt a Comprehensive Outdoor Secondhand Smoke Policy for their city amending its tobacco-related municipal code. The ordinance took effect May16, 2011.

Modeled after the Calabasas ordinance thisc law is the most comprehensive of its kind in Santa Barbara County and one of the strongest within the state:

  • Tobacco use is prohibited in most public places in the City.
  • Tobacco use will be allowed at designated areas within specific parameters.

For an overview of the law, the City’s informational brochure. For English click here. For Spanish click here.

Citizens who have questions of complaints go to the City’s website: or call 805-684-5405 ext. 413 or 418.

Carpinteria’s City Council is to be commended for leadership in the tobacco control arena and for efforts to promote the health and wellness of their community.

CARPINTERIA RESIDENTS – If you want to breathe clean air and have clean streets, join other community members in making this law a success. Call Ericka Lopez at 805-684-6364 ext. 27 or email

**For more information click on this link: February 14, 2011 Staff Report
** The adoption of the new law began on November 8, the Carpinteria City Council voted unanimously on to direct City Staff to draft language around a comprehensive tobacco-free Carpinteria policy. Click here for more information on the Agenda. Click here to see the Staff report.

Please click below to check out our organizational involvement:
Tobacco Free Carpinteria is interested in your opinions about tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Please help us shape tobacco related policies – please sign our petition to help reduce illegal sales of tobacco to youth.

Local youth from Girls Inc and United Boys and Girls Club share their thoughts about tobacco use in Carpinteria. Click here

Please take our survey: Click here. Please inquire if you would like a survey in Spanish.

Tobacco-Free Carpinteria – Social Media:

YouTube iconThe campaign is on YouTube.
Check out our Man on the Street Interviews and the Carpinteria a Smoke-Free City video.

Learn More:

Secondhand Smoke and Litter

  1. Tobacco Litter Hurts?
  2. Why are tobacco free outdoors important?
  3. What makes a comprehensive ordinance?
  4. Comprehensive Outdoor Smoke Ordinances in California
  5. Answers to Tough Questions from Opponents and Elected Officials
  6. Legal right to smoke?
Tobacco Retail Licensing
  1. Effectiveness of Tobacco Retailer Licensing
  2. Sales to Minors
  3. Reducing Sales to Minors
  4. Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinances in California
  5. Answers to Tough Questions from Opponents and Elected Officials

Tobacco Retail Licensing data pending. Check back soon! 

Our Decision Makers:

Check out the City of Carpinteria’s website here.

Carpinteria City Council
Al Clark, Mayor
Phone: (805) 684-2246

Brad Stein, Vice Mayor
Phone: (805) 684-7269

Gregg Carty, City Council Member
Phone: (805) 684-2446

Joe Armendariz, City Council Member
Phone: (805) 685-5405 (request number to reach him)

Kathleen Reddington, City Council Member
Phone: (805) 685-5405 (request number to reach her)

Contact Us:

Contact Donna Beal at (805) 252-2530 or for more information about this issue or to get involved