Hawaii Smoke-Free Law FAQ
· Smoking is not allowed in enclosed or partially enclosed places of employment. As defined in the measure, “enclosed or partially enclosed” means any area closed in by a roof or overhang and two walls and includes, but is not limited to, restrooms, lobbies, lanais, interior courtyards, patios and covered walkways.
· Smoking is not allowed in facilities owned by the state or the counties.
· Smoking is not allowed in enclosed or partially enclosed places open to the public. This includes buses and taxicabs.
· Smoking is not allowed in sports arenas, outdoor arenas, stadiums, and amphitheaters.
· No smoking is allowed within 20 feet of the entrances, exits, and ventilation intakes of any of the above facilities.
· Private residences, except when used as a licensed child care, day care, or health care facility
· Hotel and motel rooms designated as smoking and that comply with state regulations
· Retail tobacco stores where the smoke cannot affect non-smoking areas
· Private and semi-private rooms designated as smoking in nursing homes
· State correctional facilities
4. How do I deal with people who want to smoke? All employees must remind them of the law and can politely explain that they must step outside to smoke at least 20 feet from any entrance, window, or ventilation intake.
5. What if they smoke in a smoke-free area? They must be asked to stop smoking or move to an area where smoking is allowed. If they refuse, they could be cited and fined.
· Hawaii State Department of Health
· Call It Quits – The Hawaii Tobacco Hotline
· American Lung Association
· HMSA Ready, Set, Quit
· Kaiser HealthMedia Breathe