Cupertino hosting community meeting on secondhand smoke exposure

The City of Cupertino has received a grant that will go toward strategies to reduce the availability of tobacco products.

As Cupertino continues work on updating tobacco policies, it is asking for resident feedback.

The city is hosting a community meeting focused on reducing secondhand smoke Thursday, October 29. Run on Zoom, the event kicks off at 6 p.m. To register, click here.

Residents can also provide feedback through a Health Cities Initiative survey, available here.

According to Cupertino’s website, “The City currently prohibits smoking in recreational areas, outdoor dining areas, and within 25 feet of restaurants.”

Potential expansion of the ordinance is under consideration. Changes under review include smoke-free multi-unit housing, smoke-free public events and entryways, and smoke-free outdoor worksites.

The city is also planning another virtual meeting in November, with registration information here.