Several counties in Oregon are working on initiatives to strengthen and expand the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA).
Counties are focused on:
- Removing exemptions to the ICAA
- Expanding the ICAA to outdoor dining (or other service areas) and construction sites
- Extending the smoking prohibition beyond the 10 ft. required by state law
- Smoke-free downtown areas and public rights-of-way
Below are resources for counties engaged in ICAA expansion efforts.
About the ICAA
Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects nearly every Oregonian from the health risks of secondhand smoke. The ICAA prohibits smoking in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances, exits and accessibility ramps that lead to and from an entrance or exit, windows that open and air-intake vents. In 2016, the Oregon legislature added "inhalant delivery systems" to the ICAA. This means that the ICAA applies to products such as e-cigarettes and vape pens.
Under the ICAA, smoking is prohibited in public places and workplaces, with few exceptions. Public place means any enclosed area open to the public. Place of employment means an enclosed area that is under the control of a public or private employer and that employees frequent during the course of employment.
More information about the ICAA can be found at www.healthoregon.org/morefreshair.