Indoor Clean Air Act - One Year Later

On January 1st, 2016, new regulations for the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), also known as the Smokefree Workplace Law, took effect. The new regulations restrict all types of “inhalants” (nicotine, marijuana or any other substance delivered into a person’s respiratory system) and “inhalant delivery systems.” Inhalant delivery systems are devices that can be used to deliver nicotine, cannabinoids and other substances, in the form of a vapor or aerosol. These include e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah and other devices.

Under these regulations, businesses:

  • Cannot allow nicotine delivery devices within 10 feet of entrances, exits, accessibility ramps that lead to or from an entrance or exit, windows that open, or air-intake vents at any indoor workplace or public place.
  • Must post “no smoking within 10 feet” signs at all building entrances and exits.
  • Must label all tables or outdoor seating or dining areas within 10 feet of entrance as nonsmoking.
  • Must remove all ashtrays and other receptacles for smoking debris from outdoor locations within 10 feet of entrances.

For more information, see the media release below:

  • To learn more about the ICAA regulations: www.healthoregon.org/morefreshair
  • Samantha Schafer, Lincoln County Health and Human Services Tobacco Prevention and Education Coordinator sschafer@co.lincoln.or.us / 541-265-6611 ext. 3281
  • To get help quitting the use of tobacco, call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line toll-free at 1800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92)
  • Lincoln County Public Health, in collaboration with our community partners, provides leadership to assure the conditions for healthy communities.