APPLICATION FOR SMOKING EXEMPTION
The following are definitions of words and terms used in D.C. Law 16-90; D.C. Official Code § 7-741.01 et
"Smoking" or "to smoke" means the inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of a lighted or heated cigar,
cigarette, pipe, electronic smoking device, or any other tobacco or plant product intended for human
consumption through inhalation, in any manner or in any form.
"Tobacco product" means any product made from or containing any percentage of the dried processed leaves
of the plant genus nicotiana or any byproduct thereof used primarily for the purpose of smoking.
“Public place” means an enclosed area to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted,
including banks, educational facilities, health care facilities, laundromats, public transportation facilities,
reception areas, restaurants, retail food production and marketing establishments, nightclubs, retail service
establishments, retail stores, shopping malls, sports arenas, taverns, theaters, and waiting rooms. This term does
not apply to a private residence unless it is used as a child development center, adult day care facility, or health
“Place of employment” means an enclosed area under the control of a public or private employer that
employees normally frequent during the course of employment, including work areas, employee lounges,
restrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, employee cafeterias, hallways, and vehicles owned by a private
employer, if the vehicle is used by more than one person, and excludes a private residence, unless it is used as a
child care, adult day care, or health care facility.
“Tobacco Bar” means a restaurant, tavern, brew pub, club, or nightclub that generates 10% or more of its total
annual revenue from the on-site sale of tobacco products, excluding sales from vending machines, or the rental
of on-site humidors.