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Smoking Ban

 

Seattle parks are smoke-free!

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As of July 6, 2015, all of Seattle’s public parks will be smoke-free!

Smoke-free parks further Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission by creating a safe, welcoming environment for all park users, promoting healthy lifestyles for youth and reducing litter.

Smoking is allowed in public rights-of way, including sidewalks.

Enforcement of the new rule will primarily be a matter of education and reminders from Park Rangers and police officers. To report a non-emergency nuisance activity, use the non-emergency number 206-625-5011.

Did you know?

  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disease both locally and in the United States.
  • Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with an estimated 5 trillion discarded each year.
  • Filters are made of cellulose acetate, a plastic, and can take countless years to biodegrade.

Right to Dispute

Park visitors who have been given a written trespass warning for smoking in a park can set up a  meeting to dispute the claim by emailing
Right2dispute@seattle.gov or by calling 206-684-4075.

Smoking cessation resources:

If you would like to quit smoking, here are some resources:

English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
Spanish: 1-855-DEJELO-YA or 1-855-335-3569
Chinese 1-800-838-8917
Korean: 1-800-556-5564
Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
TTY Line and video relay: 1-877-777-6534
(for hearing impaired)

Have Medicaid? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to be connected with your FREE resources.


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