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Expanded Clean Indoor Air Act effected December 8, 2005

Smoke free dining is fait accompli as of 8 December in compliance with the recently voter-approved initative 901 which requires all publicly accessed activities to prohibit smoking within any closed area of their facility, and requires smokers to stand no closer than 25 feet to an open door, window, or air in-take supplying air to the interior of the building.

Washington became the 5th state to implement a comprehensive statewide law prohibiting smoking in all indoor public places including restaurants, bars, taverns, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and non-tribal casinos. All Washington residents have the right to breathe clean air. The comprehensive smoking law protects families, children, workers, and the elderly from secondhand smoke.  Learn more.



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