Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Legislative Summary

HB256—(workplaces and e-cigarette use)—An Act relating to public health—Signed by Governor on 4/2

This bill amends the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places required to be smokefree, and removes exemptions that allow smoking in businesses with fewer than 2 employees and at private functions at restaurants and bars. Smoking is still permitted in venues including retail tobacco stores, cigar bars, tobacco manufacturing facilities, state-licensed gaming venues, private clubs, 10% of hotel/motel rooms, and theatrical productions.

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