Fairgrounds enacts smoking ban

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is taking a stronger stance on smoking – both the legal and illegal kind.

From now on, the San Diego County Fair will be a smoke-free event, with smoking allowed only in a few designated areas where second-hand smoke will not affect other patrons.

“The majority of fair-goers can expect a smoke-free environment,” said Barry Nussbaum, a member of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors, which unanimously approved the new smoking policy Oct. 14.

The fair board also unanimously approved a new reggae concert policy to crack down on observed marijuana use during the popular reggae performances during the fair.
No longer will they be free with fair admission and open to all ages.

Reggae concerts will now be paid shows held in the grandstand requiring a separate ticket for admittance.

Individuals must be at least 21-years-old to attend. The age restriction will reduce possible underage alcohol abuse and protect younger children from being exposed to any smoke, Nussbaum said.

There will be heightened security at the reggae concerts, which will include pat downs of attendees before entering the venue.

Smoking tobacco will be limited to designated areas, otherwise, no smoking and anti-drug signage will be visible and similar announcements will be made during the concerts.

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