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Smoke-Free Hawaii Implementation of the Smoke-Free Hawaii Law November 16, 2006 Why a New law? The Smoke-Free Hawaii Law is designed to protect the health and well-being of people who do not want to be subjected to secondhand smoke. Support for the Law

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smoke free hawaii

Smoke-Free Hawaii

Implementation of the

Smoke-Free Hawaii Law

November 16, 2006

why a new law
Why a New law?

The Smoke-Free Hawaii Law is designed to protect the health and well-being of people who do not want to be subjected to secondhand smoke.

support for the law
Support for the Law
  • 85% of surveyed Hawaii voters support smoke-free workplaces & public places
  • Medical evidence supports it
  • 14 other states have passed similar laws
  • It’s a global trend
not a smoking ban
Not a Smoking Ban!

Smokers may still purchase and use tobacco products in areas other than those designated as smoke-free under the law.

hawaii goes smoke free
Hawaii Goes Smoke-Free

Concurrent with

“The Great American Smoke Out”

November 16, 2006

altres position
ALTRES Position
  • Comply with the law
  • Assist client companies in complying
  • Provide guidance to Hawaii’s business community
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What is the Law?

Smoking will no longer be allowed in partially or fully enclosed buildings:

  • Owned by the state or the counties
  • Open to the public (including private businesses)
  • Places of employment(including private homes licensed for care)
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What is the Law?

Smoking is no longer allowed:

  • In airports, from cabin to curb
  • Within 20 feet of doorways, windows and ventilation intakes
  • In sports arenas, outdoor arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters (in enclosed, partially enclosed and seating areas)
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What is the Law?

Smoking is no longer allowed in:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars & nightclubs
  • Outdoor and lanai areas of the above
exceptions to the law
Exceptions to the Law
  • Hotels/Motels (no more than 20% of rooms)
  • Written requests in private and semi-private rooms of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Outdoor areas of employment, except those provided for within the bill
  • Part of a film production
business compliance
Business Compliance
  • Post the required signage
    • Smoking Prohibited by Law or International “No Smoking” symbol
    • At every entrance
    • Clearly visible
  • Implement “No Smoking” policy
  • Inform violators they may not smoke on the premises, according to the law
violations
Violations
  • Businesses
    • $100 fine for first offense
    • $200 fine for second offense
    • $500 for each additional (within one year)
    • Licenses may be suspended or revoked
  • Individuals
    • $50 plus court fees
resources
Resources
  • Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii

www.tobaccofreehawaii.org

  • ClearTheSmoke.org
  • Questions and Concerns

Call 211

www.hawaiismokefree.com

  • Cessation Services

Hawaii Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-Now

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