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Smoking in Public Places Law

Smoking in Public Places Law – RCW 70.160 ensures that all public places and places of employment are smoke free. Owners and persons in charge are responsible for making sure that their clients comply with the law. Owners must post “No Smoking Signs” on all entrances to premise. Owners must also ensure no patrons are smoking within 25 feet of any door, window, or exit.

The Spokane Regional Health District is responsible for the enforcement of the law.
To report a violation, please call 509-232-1707 or  click here.

Owners of businesses can access additional information from the links below and may also contact the Tobacco Prevention & Control Program at 509-324-1504 with questions.


Variance applications to rebut the 25 foot rule are available. Please see all the forms below for complete details, requirements, and procedures. Please note that until a Variance Application has been granted, you must comply with every aspect of the law as written.

Variance Procedure (PDF)
Variance Application (PDF)
Variance Certification Report (PDF)


 

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