Smoking and Tobacco Use Are Prohibited at Maui County Beaches and Parks

Check out our Tobacco-Free Beaches FAQ sheet, answering 8 questions about the importance of keeping cigarette butts out of nature.

An estimated 4.5 trillion butts are littered around the world every year. They are the number one item littered on beaches, and pose a threat to marine wildlife, ocean users and beach-goers. To mitigate the environmental and public health impact of cigarette butt litter, Maui County has adopted a tobacco-free policy that applies to County beaches and parks.

Smoking/tobacco use are prohibited at all Maui County:
  • BEACHES
  • PARKS
  • TENNIS COURTS
  • PLAYGROUNDS
  • SWIMMING POOLS
  • ATHLETIC FIELDS
  • BEACH RIGHT-OF-WAYS
  • PARK ROADWAYS
  • RECREATION AREAS

The ban applies to all areas of parks and beaches, including parking areas and park roadways. Fines start at $100 for first time violations and increase up to $500 for subsequent violations.