Prop 99 & Tobacco Policy  


About the Program 

The goal of the Prop 99 Tobacco Program is to protect people from secondhand smoke in public settings - such as parks, recreation areas, work sites, schools, multi-unit housing, etc. 

Smoking prevalence differs by socioeconomic status.  Individuals with lower incomes, less education, and those who receive public insurance are more likely to be smokers.

According to the World Health Organization, half of the people who smoke today will eventually succumb to some kind of tobacco- related illness. 


Contact Us

Ventura County Public Health 

Prop 99 Tobacco Program

Community Services Coordinator, Sandra Tovar

Sandra.Tovar@ventura.org 

Phone: (805) 677-5144

Fax: (805) 677-5220


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Tobacco Coalition 



Tobacco Policy




Tobacco Retailer Permit

City of Oxnard policy adopted February, 2012
  • Requires all retailers operating in the city to obtain a permit to sell tobacco products

Smoke-Free Campus

Moorpark College policy adopted March, 2005 and updated July, 2010
  • Completely smoke-free campus
Oxnard College policy adopted January, 2008
  • Smoke-Free Campus with designated areas – parking lots
Ventura College policy adopted Fall, 2012
  • Smoke-Free Campus policy with designated areas – parking lots

Smoke-Free Housing

City of Thousand Oaks policy adopted March, 2006
  • 2/3 of subsidized housing smoke free ½ of assisted living subsidized housing smoke free
City of Oxnard policy adopted March, 2008
  • Oxnard Housing Authority Smoke Free Senior Housing- 150 smoke-free units
City of Port Huneme policy adopted March, 2008
  • Port Hueneme Housing Authority, Senior Building and Family units, (grandfathered) smoke-free policy for a total of 90 units

Smoke-Free Parks and Recreational Areas

City of Ojai
City of Ojai policy adopted in 1994
  • Smoke-Free Parks and Outdoor Dining
City of Simi Valley and Oak Park (unincorporated area)
City of Simi Valley and Oak Park policy adopted May, 2007
  • Rancho Simi Parks District’s 18 parks go smoke-free
City of Ventura
City of Ventura resolution adopted May, 2006
  • Resolution to “discourage” the public from smoking at parks or beaches. Smoke-free entryways

Comprehensive Outdoor Secondhand Smoke Ordinances

City of Thousand Oaks
City of Thousand Oaks policy adopted: July, 2008
  • Smoke free entryways
  • Service lines
  • Recreation areas under city jurisdiction
  • Outdoor dining areas with permit only
  • Entertainment venues
City of Moorpark
City of Moorpark policy adopted: September, 2009
  • Smoke free entryways
  • Service lines
  • Recreation areas under city jurisdiction
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Entertainment venues
City of Camarillo
City of Camarillo policy adopted: April, 2010
  • Smoke free entryways
  • Service lines
  • Recreation areas under city jurisdiction
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Entertainment venues
  • Worksites



Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5110
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5223
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-6830
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5101
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
805-933-8600
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-652-6000
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5184
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5050