No smoking sign

Smoking and Vaping in Public Places

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Risks of secondhand smoke and vapor

Reduced exposure to secondhand smoke protects your health:

  • It is a mixture of nicotine and toxic chemicals. It is exhaled when you smoke things like cigarettes, hookah or marijuana.
  • Non-smokers who breathe it take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals.
  • It kills about 47,000 adults and 400 infants in the U.S. per year.
  • There is no safe level of exposure.

The law

Smoking is banned smoking indoors in public places and workplaces. This includes smoking:

  • A Pipe.
  • A Cigar.
  • A Cigarette.
  • A Hookah.
  • Shisha.
  • Marijuana.
  • A Vape.
  • An E-Cigarette.

There are laws that protect you:


Businesses that allow smoking and vaping will face:

You can report smoking or vapor product regulation violations online or call (253) 798-6400.

Because of funding cuts, we can no longer respond to all complaints. 

Do you have questions?

  • You can contact Miae Aramori at or (253) 376-7362.
  • To request ”no smoking or vaping” signs, you can call (253) 798-6400.


  • Smoke-Free Housing—This is a list of Pierce County apartments that don’t allow smoking