SARASOTA, Florida – Some Florida cities have banned smoking and vaping on public beaches and parks after the Legislature removed the State of Florida’s preemption right to regulate tobacco use on Florida’s beaches.
According to the Florida League of Cities, 25 cities have enacted vaping and smoking bans on public beaches and parks following the passage of HB 105 which was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The cities were permitted to restrict smoking and vaping after the bill went into law on July 1, 2022.
The Florida League of Cities provided the following list of municipalities that have enacted smoking bans so far:
Daytona Beach Shores
Panama City Beach
Indian Harbour Beach
South Daytona Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
Boca Raton (Resolution)
Lake Worth Beach