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A. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit smoking in any area in which it is already prohibited by state or federal law, unless the applicable state or federal law permits additional local regulation.
B. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant any person an affirmative right to smoke or permit smoking in any area in which smoking is otherwise prohibited by this chapter or state or federal law, or prohibited by a person with property rights in the no-smoking area.
C. No person shall smoke or knowingly permit smoking in an area under the person's legal or de facto control in which smoking is prohibited by this chapter or state or federal law, except a person who is already compelled to act under state or federal law, unless the applicable state or federal law permits additional local regulation.
D. No person shall willfully mutilate or destroy any sign required by this chapter.
E. Signs required by this chapter are exempt from the sign requirements in Chapter 17.330 of this code.
F. The absence of signs required by this chapter shall not be a defense to a violation of any provision of this chapter.
G. No person shall intimidate, threaten any reprisal, or effect any reprisal, for the purpose of retaliating against another person who seeks to attain compliance with this chapter.
(Ord. No. 2008-009 § 1 (part))