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Smoking Ban in Effect January 2014 on Oahu

A new law signed by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will prohibit smoking at all Oahu County parks, beaches and bus stops effective Jan. 1, 2014. The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be enforcing this policy with violators facing a $100 fine and up to $500 for subsequent violations. 
 
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), HPD, and community partners such as the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, B.E.A.C.H., Sustainable Coastlines, and Surfrider Foundation would like to educate both residents and guests alike. By educating as many people as possible, the goal is to help prevent any avoidable citations for visitors to the Hawaiian Islands.  
 
Please help spread the word to your employees, customers and guests by posting alerts on your website and social media, implementing signage if you oversee an area with beach or park access, and by placing reminders and notices in common areas like lobbies, elevators and staff lounges. 
 
For more information about the law or to request assistance, please contact Jill Tamashiro, Hawaii State Department of Health at jill.tamashiro@doh.hawaii.gov or Beth Davidann, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii at beth@tobaccofreehawaii.org.  
 
 

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