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SECONDHAND SMOKE    

 

Secondhand smoke comes from lit cigarettes. It is also the smoke that comes out of a smoker's mouth. The U.S. Surgeon General stated that breathing even a little secondhand smoke poses a risk to your health. Decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke will improve the health of Weber and Morgan county residents.

The Weber-Morgan Health Department Tobacco Program works with local worksites, healthcare organizations, outdoor recreation venues, housing authorities and schools to create policies to help reduce the amount of secondhand smoke that our community breathes.

For more information on secondhand smoke, visit CDC: Smoking & Tobacco Use - Secondhand Smoke or EPA: Smoke-Free Homes or EPA: Smoke-Free Homes Resources

 

UTAH INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT (UICAA)

The UCIAA prohibits the use of lit tobacco products, hookah and electronic cigarettes in indoor places of public access. These products cannot be used within 25 feet of any entrance, exit, open window or air intake of a building where smoking is prohibited.

To read about the law, click here.

To report a violation, call (801) 399-7182 or
email our staff.

SMOKE-FREE HOMES and
MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS

Homes
When someone smokes in the home thee is a large amount of secondhand smoke created. Simply smoking in another room will not remove the risk of secondhand smoke exposure for other people in the home. Smoke can go under doors and windows and through cracks.

The best way to protect your family from the unhealthy effects of secondhand smoke in the home is to have a smoke-free home. To make your own smoke-free home kit, call (801) 399-7182, email our staff or stop by the WMHD Health Promotions office.

Muliple Dwellings
Property owners and managers have the right to put rules in place to protect their property and the health of their residents. It is legal for manages and landlords to make rentals smoke free. For more information on smoke-free policies fo apartments, condos and duplexes, call (801) 399-7105 or click here to see the guidelines.

OUTDOOR SMOKE-FREE REGULATION

Each day, hundreds of people visit outdoor public places in Weber and Morgan counties to enjoy recreational activities.

As of June 2009, a comprehensive secondhand smoke regulation went into effect limiting public exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor areas of public gatherings countywide. Examples of such areas include; parks, playgrounds, recreational areas, amphitheaters, fairgrounds, sports fields, amusement parks, swimming pools, cemeteries, walking/running trails, skate parks, etc.

Read the WMHD Regulation

To report a violation of the outdoor smoke-free regulation, call (801) 399-7182 or email our staff.