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Hookah Lounges Today. Marijuana or E-cigarette Lounges Tomorrow?

December 17, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, representatives from four health jurisdictions in Washington State discuss their experiences developing policies and enforcing laws to promote smoke-free air in public places.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, representatives from four health jurisdictions in Washington State discuss their experiences developing policies and enforcing laws to promote smoke-free air in public places.

Air date: December 17, 2013

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how public health agencies are being challenged by the presence of hookah lounges, vapor-producing products, and possibly marijuana lounges.
  • List effective public policy or enforcement strategies for combating hookah lounges, vapor-producing products, and potential marijuana lounges.
  • List three considerations when deciding whether to take legal proceedings against an establishment for violating Smoking in Public Places laws.

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; board of health members; health department legal counsel

Slides and Resources

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenters

Keri Moore, MPH, Healthy Communities Specialist, Snohomish Health District;
Gregory A. Jacoby, JD, General Counsel, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department;
Scott Daniels, MS, Administrator, Kitsap Public Health District;
Scott Neal, MBA, Tobacco Prevention Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. What does smoke-free enforcement look like in your county? How does it apply to hookah, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana?
  2. What are the pros and cons of asking your board of health to include e-cigarettes under the Smoking in Public Places law as King County has done?

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