Commentary: Beach Smoking In recent weeks, three cities in Southern California have banned smoking on their beaches: Santa Monica, Solana Beach, and San Clemente -- where commentator Louise Rafkin grew up. She says that she's against smoking - what Californian isn't? - but the beach is where everyone learned to smoke when they were teenagers.
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In recent weeks, three cities in Southern California have banned smoking on their beaches: Santa Monica, Solana Beach, and San Clemente — where commentator Louise Rafkin grew up. She says that she's against smoking - what Californian isn't? - but the beach is where everyone learned to smoke when they were teenagers.