California has found one more place to ban cigarettes, with Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signing legislation prohibiting smoking at youth sports events.
Senate Bill 977, by Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products within 250 feet of a youth sports activity. The law applies to people smoking that close to a game only if they are at the same park or facility where it is taking place.
Violators face a $250 fine.
The bill was supported by numerous health groups and signed by Brown without comment.