Washington State is emblematic of the scenic and beautiful Pacific Northwest United States. Home to one of the major west coast urban hubs, Seattle, the state includes numerous parks, trails and temperate rainforests. The state even includes a National Volcanic Monument to explore and great expanses of mountain ranges as well as scenic views. The state’s two national parks, Mount Rainier and Mount Olympic, provide great vistas, while the San Juan Islands along the state’s coast provide breathtaking seashore views over the ocean. One fun fact about the state is that it houses the first Starbucks ever established within the US. The historic coffee shop is located in Seattle and has remained operating since 1971.
Similar to Virginia, Washington State does not have any state-wide bans on vaping or e-smoking. The state does, however, prohibit the use, selling or distribution of electronic smoking or vaping products on any sort of water vessel, boat, ship, or ferry. This rule is enforced so heavily that all of Washington State’s Ferries must give a publicly announced warning to all passengers before setting sail. Six of the state’s cities include stricter restrictions. These restrictions can vary greatly from a vaping or e-smoking ban at a restaurant, store, office building, workplace, or bar. The localities prohibiting vaping include: Snohomish County, Grant County, Pasco, Pierce County, King County, and Whatcom County. For some of these localities, vaping is banned from all enclosed workplaces while some ban vaping within a specific distance from the venues or public places. Washington State has allowed a great deal of local regulation to steer the culture around vaping in the state while numerous other localities, cities, and towns do not have any such restrictions, allowing those localities the democracy and freedom to decide based upon what the people say they want for the area.