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Unread 09-11-2007, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default Smoking Laws

Just wondering what the smoking laws are for Washington and specifically Clark County and Vancouver? We currently live in California and you basically cannot smoke anywhere in public.

 
Unread 09-11-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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Just wondering what the smoking laws are for Washington and specifically Clark County and Vancouver? We currently live in California and you basically cannot smoke anywhere in public.
Same in WA, actually, I think it's even more restrictive than California. Socially, nothing will make you a pariah quicker in WA state than lighting up in public.

At midnight tonight, state smoking ban takes effect (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/251121_smoking07.html - broken link)


If you want to live somewhere where smoking is still an accepted lifestyle, really the only places left are those states that grow tobacco.
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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Same in WA, actually, I think it's even more restrictive than California. Socially, nothing will make you a pariah quicker in WA state than lighting up in public.

At midnight tonight, state smoking ban takes effect (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/251121_smoking07.html - broken link)


If you want to live somewhere where smoking is still an accepted lifestyle, really the only places left are those states that grow tobacco.
I find this interesting, as someone coming from CA, I'm astounded by the number of people who smoke in WA. Seems like the moment people walk out of the grocery store they're lighting up. You can't leave a building without walking through a cloud of smoke.

V. =)
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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That is true!! However, you shouldn't have to walk through a cloud of smoke, as the smoking is restricted to a minimum of 25 feet from the store entrance....... if anyone were to enforce it!
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 08:57 AM
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Location: Poulsbo, WA
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We've also been a little surprised by how many smokers we see in WA. It's nearly as bad here as in FL, where we used to live. I don't think many pay attention to the restrictions around store entrances.
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Smokers - Do you ever wonder why that warning is on the side of every pack of cigs?
Have you smokers ever figured out how much you spend a year on giving yourself a sickness?
Here in WA a pack from what I read costs between three and four dollars!! Before I quit I smoked at least a pack per day!
I quit 3/14/90 4:20 P.M. but who is keeping track?
If you want clues to stoping I can tell you what worked for me.
signed - ex and glad
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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That makes me really happy to hear that the smoking laws are strict. If your preggers it practically becomes a full time job avoiding things that can hurt baby. Anything that helps remove toxins from the immediate environment is great.
 
Unread 09-12-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Well that surprises me a little. There are a few posts here and there that are always talking about ALL the Washington smokers.

I am glad that at least there is a law in effect. I thought maybe there wasn't and I was going to have to get used to to secondhand smoke in the non-smoking section again. Everytime we go visit family in Oregon or Arizona it bugs me.

Yeah!!!
 
Unread 09-13-2007, 01:16 AM
 
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Well that surprises me a little. There are a few posts here and there that are always talking about ALL the Washington smokers.

I am glad that at least there is a law in effect. I thought maybe there wasn't and I was going to have to get used to to secondhand smoke in the non-smoking section again. Everytime we go visit family in Oregon or Arizona it bugs me.

Yeah!!!
Then you will love it here!

These people complaining just shop at the wrong grocery stores.

Although, the more rural the place, the more smokers you see. The laws, at least, are nominally in effect statewide. Now, seeing them enforced is less a matter of police intervention and more a matter of social peer pressure.

Practice your fake coughing skills and scowl a lot and you'll get 'em to put the butts out.
 
Unread 09-14-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Smokers - Do you ever wonder why that warning is on the side of every pack of cigs?
Have you smokers ever figured out how much you spend a year on giving yourself a sickness?
Here in WA a pack from what I read costs between three and four dollars!! Before I quit I smoked at least a pack per day!
I quit 3/14/90 4:20 P.M. but who is keeping track?
If you want clues to stoping I can tell you what worked for me.
signed - ex and glad
So......how did you quit-I think about it alot.
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