Northeast Tri County Health District, with the approval from the Board of Health, is gathering public input on a possible vaping resolution in Ferry/Pend Oreille/Stevens County. This proposal is aimed at protecting the public’s health by prohibiting vaping in public places and would be included with the Smoking in Public Places Law (Initiative 901) which was passed in November 2005, to protect the citizens of the State of WA from the effects of second-hand smoke. The current law prohibits any person from smoking indoors at a public place or place of employment. The law also requires owners, lessees, or other persons in charge of a public place or place of employment to prohibit smoking in those places and to post signs prohibiting smoking.
Northeast Tri County Health District values your feedback concerning establishing a local Vaping Resolution. Please take the opportunity to provide input by: Completing the brief survey on our webpage or submit written comments to N.E. Tri County Health District 240 E. Dominion Ave. Colville, WA 99114. Written comments will be accepted through September 20, 2017 @ 4:30 P.M.
Attend one of three public hearings to provide input. The next public hearing will be:
PROPOSED VAPING ORDINANCE
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Newport Hospital & Health Services
Sandifur Meeting Room
714 W. Pine St.
Newport, WA 99156
Subsequent meetings will be held in Republic (July 19th) and Colville (September 20th)