The Snohomish Health District is seeking preliminary public comment on a proposal to adopt and amend the state Smoking in Public Places law.
According to an announcement from the health district, the intent is not to change the law adopted by voters in 2005, “but to make it more clear in light of current trends.” The health district proposes adding language to the local code to make it clear that the law applies to marijuana and hookah smoking, as well as to cigarettes.
The local code would also better define the terms “employer,” “employee,” “public place” and “place of employment.” These clarifications will assist business owners and the public to better understand the law. The Snohomish Health District is responsible for enforcing no smoking laws in Snohomish County, with the support of law enforcement and local jurisdictions.
The public comment period runs from Sept. 1-15. A link to the comment form is on the Health District website,