Alaska State Fair Smoke-free Policy
Alaska State Fair, Inc. Smoke-free Policy
It is the intent of Alaska State Fair, Inc. in enacting this policy, to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of our patrons, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and employees by:
- Decreasing smoking related litter and accidents caused by cigarettes.
- Decreasing the negative effects related to second hand smoke, an established cause of cancer and respiratory disease.
- Discouraging the inherently dangerous behavior of smoking around non-tobacco users, especially children, who often wrongly associate tobacco use with a healthy lifestyle.
The policy set forth is effective January 1, 2016
The annual Alaska State Fair is now smoke-free. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the fenced common areas of the fairgrounds property. Smoking is also not permitted within 40 feet of the main gated entrances to the Fair. Designated smoking areas will be established and located at a minimum distance of 40 feet outside the main gated entrances to the Fair.
“Smoke –free” refers to an environment that is free of smoke from, among other things, tobacco products and/or vapors from electronic smoking devices.
“Smoke” or “smoking” means and includes: carrying, holding, inhaling, or exhaling the smoke of a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, or plant material; or of any other lighted or heated smoking equipment. “Smoking” also includes the use of an e-cigarette which creates a vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device.
“No Smoking” signage will be clearly posted at all entrances and other prominent places.
Compliance with the smoke-free fair policy is mandatory for all employees, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, performers, and patrons visiting the fair. Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action.