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May 09

"Ask the Mayor" Question: New Tobacco Ban at County Parks and Beaches

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM by Lois Whitney

Dear Mayor Arakawa:


Q: Does the new tobacco ban at County parks and beaches mean that people cannot smoke on the Waiehu Golf Course too? What about the beaches in front of the hotels in Wailea and Ka'anapali?


A:
That is correct, the new law bans smoking and the use of tobacco products in parks and recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the County, including Waiehu Golf Course. However, the beaches fronting resort areas may or may not be included in the ban, depending on whether the shoreline is part of a County beach park or not. For example, the beach, restroom and parking areas at Wailea Beach Park and Hanakao‘o (Canoe) Beach Park in Ka‘anapali are official County parks that are included in the ban. To determine whether a beach is part of a County park, you can visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks and click on “County Parks Listing” to view parks by geographical district. Details on the new tobacco ban will soon be publicized and made available on the County website.

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To View Bill 24, click link below.

Bill 24- Tobacco Ban

A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.04, MAUI COUNTY CODE, PROHIBITING TOBACCO USE AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN COUNTY PARKS


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