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Smoking and Vaping in Public Places Ordinance

New Ordinance

The Thurston County Board of Health held a public hearing on the Smoking and Vaping in Public Places ordinance on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and subsequently voted unanimously to adopt this ordinance. 


SEPA Review

Public Health & Social Services staff also prepared State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) documents, which led to a determination of non-significance (DNS). The comment and appeal period on SEPA DNS ran concurrently with that of this public hearing, and resulted in no comments or appeals of the determination of no significant adverse impacts from the ordinance.