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Washington's smoking ban in bars extended to private clubs.

State of Washington

Seattle, Washington, photographed in June 2012

Washington was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States,
and is the only U.S. state named after a president. 'Washington' is often called as
'State of Washington' to distinguish it from the District of Columbia, which is usually
referring to the nation's capital as 'Washington D.C.' or simply 'D.C'.

Washington is a state on the North Pacific Ocean, in the northwest region of United States.
The population of the state is estimated about 6,550,000 in 2008. Nearly sixty percent
of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation,
business and industry. The remainder of the state consists of deep rain forests in
the west, mountain ranges in the center, and semi-deserts in the eastern areas.

The 2007 total gross state product for Washington was $311.5 billion, placing it 14th in the
nation. The per capita personal income in 2007 was $41,203, 10th in the nation. International
business firms are in the state include the design and manufacture of jet aircraft, Boeing,
computer software development, Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo- America. The headquarter
of Starbucks is located in Seattle. A hydroelectric power generation is at the top in United
States, followed by Oregon, California, and New York states. Trading ship traffics with the
Asian countries are very frequent through the ports of the Puget Sound.
Source: Wikipedia and EIA.

(L) The entrance sign board of Microsoft (M) Headquarter of Starbucks in Seattle
(R) The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River

Mount Rainier over Tacoma, Washington

Source: University of Texas Libraries

Expanded Smoking in Public Places Law in Washington

In December, 2005, Washington became the 5th state to implement a comprehensive statewide
law prohibiting smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces including restaurants, bars,
taverns, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and non-tribal casinos. All residents who live in Washington
have the right to breathe clean air. The comprehensive smoking law protects families, children,
workers, and the elderly from secondhand smoke.

(L) A waterfall in the Mt.Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park
(R) A snow-covered road leads to the Ice cave in Paradise Glacier in the Mount Rainier National Park.
These pictures were photographed by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto in July 1962.

(L) Ice cave in Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park (R) Mt.Rainier in the Mount Rainier National Park
These photograph were taken by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto in July

Smoking prohibited in public places or places of employment.

No smoking is allowed in the following places:
・・ Schools, elevators, public transports, museums, concert halls, theaters, auditoriums,
exhibition halls, indoor sports arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities or
clinics, enclosed shopping centers, retail stores, retail service establishments, financial
institutions, educational facilities, ticket areas, state legislative chambers, restrooms,
libraries, restaurants, waiting areas, lobbies, bars, taverns, bowling alleys, skating rinks,
casinos, reception areas, and no less than 75 percent of the sleeping quarters within
a hotel or motel that are rented to guests.

Smoking is prohibited within a presumptively reasonable minimum distance of 25feet (7.6m)
from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed
area where smoking is prohibited, in order to ensure that tobacco-smoke does not enter
the area through entrances, exits, open windows, or other means.

Source: Washington State Legislature 2005

Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada

smorking ban bc canada Smoke-free BC Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan 
smorking ban manitoba canada Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba 
smorking ban ontario canada Smoke-free Ontario Act 
smorking ban quebec canada Tobacco Control in Quebec 
smorking ban new Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick 
smorking ban nova scotia Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia 

smorking ban New Jersey  Smoking Ban in New Jersey 
smorking ban Illinois USA Smoke-free Illinois Act 
smorking ban California USA Smoking Ban in California 1998
smorking ban Beverly Hills California Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas 
smorking ban condominium Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
smorking ban Washington state Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
smorking ban Oregon USA Smoking Ban in Oregon  
smorking ban Montana USA Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
smorking ban Colorado USA Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
smorking ban Arizona USA Smoking Ban in Arizona 
smorking ban Maine USA Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
smorking ban Vermont USA Smoking Ban in Vermont 
smorking ban Massachusetts Smoking Ban in the Massachusetts state.
smorking ban New York Smoking Ban in New York 
smorking ban Maryland USA Smoking Ban in Maryland 
smorking ban Washington DC Smoking Ban in Washington, D.C.
smorking ban Minnesota USA Smoking Ban in Minnesota 
smorking ban Delaware USA Smoking Ban in Delaware 
smorking ban Ohio USA Smoking Ban in Ohio 
smorking ban Iowa USA Smoking Ban in Iowa 
smorking ban Utah USA Smoking Ban in Utah 
smorking ban Rhode Island Smoking Ban in Rhode Island 
smorking ban Nevada USA Smoking Ban in Nevada 
smorking ban Virginia USA Smoking Ban in Virginia
smorking ban Michigan USA Smoking Ban in Michigan 
smorking ban Wisconsin USA Smoking Ban in Wisconsin

smorking ban Wisconsin USA Seattle

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The article was written in September 2008, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Smoking ban in resutaurants and bars in Oregon

Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

www. smokefree.jpn.com

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