Culver City : Nonsmoking Policy Studied

The City Council is seeking to create a smoke-free environment in public buildings and is looking at a policy to hire only nonsmoking firefighters.

The council Monday night directed staff to draft a policy to prohibit smoking in all enclosed public work areas, including city vehicles, and a policy to hire only firefighters who do not smoke.

Council members eliminated an option that the city hire only nonsmokers for all jobs, saying that would impinge on employees’ personal lives.

Currently, there is no smoking in City Hall, but other city buildings have their own regulations.


Last year, the council banned smoking in restaurants with fewer than 25 seats and passed a temporary ordinance restricting smoking in larger restaurants.