Public Health & Preventing Disease

Proposed Clean Indoor Air Rule

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 the RiverStone Board of Health (Board) held a public hearing regarding Rules and Regulations for Clean Indoor Air, RULE #7.

A copy of the proposed RULE #7 can be found here with a set of Frequently Asked Questions available here.

RULE #7 proposes prohibiting the indoor use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), which include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, in public spaces. Furthermore, RULE #7 establishes that smoking, including the use of ENDS, may not occur within 30 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems.

The proposed Rule is designed to protect the public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, including aerosolized vapor from ENDS products.

The hearing format allowed equal time for proponents and opponents to testify on the proposed Rule. In addition, the hearing included time for Board members to ask questions and seek clarification from those testifying.

 

Comments on the proposed Rule are now closed.

 

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