Mason County Public Health aims to reduce tobacco use and its related financial and health burden on the community. Program goals include:
1. Promoting smoke-free environments and policies to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
Smoking in Public Places law (RCW 70.160) protects people from exposure to secondhand smoke in all public places and places of employment. This includes not smoking within 25 feet of building entrances, windows, and ventilation intakes. Please report violations of the law by calling (360) 427-9670 ext. 400. For more information about the law, visit www.smokefreewashington.com
Mason County Public Health provides technical assistance to apartment owners who wish to implement smoke-free housing policies. Potential renters can use our Smoke-Free Housing list to find apartments with smoke-free policies in Mason County.
All Mason County property is designated smoke-free, including parks. Tobacco sales, sponsorship, advertising and sampling is prohibited on county property or at county-sponsored events. (Ordinance No.91-06).2. Promoting cessation services that can help people quit tobacco successfully.