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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

Implementation of the

Smoke-Free Hawaii Law

November 16, 2006


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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.


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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


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Not a Smoking Ban!

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


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Hawaii Goes Smoke-Free

Concurrent with

“The Great American Smoke Out”

November 16, 2006


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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