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Statewide smoking ban: On December 8, 2005, after ratification by a majority of Washington voters in a statewide initiative referendum, an amendment to Washington's 1985 Clean Indoor Air Act became effective banning smoking statewide in all public places and places of employment in Washington (except 25% of hotel/motel rooms), as well as within 25 feet (7.6 m) of doors, windows, or ventilation intakes to such places
 The act exempts private enclosed workplaces and private residences except when being used to provide licensed childcare, foster care, adult care, or other similar social service care. Washington does not provide exemptions for tobacconists or businesses whose sole purpose is to provide an environment for smoking (e.g. hookah lounges, cigar bars). Local governments may regulate smoking more stringently than the act, and local health boards are authorized to enforce the act locally. Mason County, banned in all enclosed workplaces, including bars and restaurants
Originally posted by sempulPeople need to stop getting in everyones business and unless they are actively being endangered, I.E. Drinking and driving, then i dont see how it is my job to interfere!
Originally posted by 0cryptic0truth0
A friends of mine was just pulled over in a school zone for smoking. The man was on a public street, in his own car, alone, windows up, and he gets pulled over because he's smoking a tobacco product in a "school zone." Now I understand the signs that say "no drugs, no guns, no tobacco" on school property. I support the idea of keeping all three products off of school grounds, but the school does not own a public road.
If he takes this to court, does he stand a chance of winning? I'd like to hear from police officers and/or anyone familiar with the law here.