Public invited to discuss vaping policy during Snohomish Health District listening session Tuesday

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Snohomish-Health-District-logo1The Snohomish Health District is encouraging the community to share its thoughts on vaping during a public listening session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. The Vaping Subcommittee is soliciting input on the following four questions:

  1. Do you support expanding the Smoking in Public Places law to prohibit vaping in public places?
  2. How would prohibiting vaping in public places impact you?
  3. What do you think should be included in an ordinance to be most effective in preventing youth from smoking and vaping?
  4. Are there any specific issues that you would like the Board of Health to evaluate while considering an ordinance?

WHERE: The event will be held in the Wilderness Auditorium at Everett Community College located at 2000 Tower St., Everett.

Parking on the campus requires either a permit or payment at a kiosk in each of the lots. A map and complimentary parking pass for press and the public can be found here.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHO: The community is invited to share their comments before the Vaping Subcommittee and staff. The members of the Vaping Subcommittee include:

  • Sam Low, Board Chair and Lake Stevens City Council
  • Linda Grafer, Mukilteo City Council
  • Karen Guzak, Mayor of Snohomish
  • Sid Roberts, Lynnwood City Council
  • Donna Wright, Marysville City Council
  • Dr. Jiho Bryson, The Everett Clinic and member of the District’s Public Health Advisory Council
  • Dr. Gary Goldbaum, SHD Health Officer and Director
  • Pete Mayer, SHD Deputy Director
  • Margaret Shield, SHD Health Policy Analyst
  • Heather Thomas, SHD Communications & Public Affairs Officer

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