Pacific N.W. division teams with department of health.

The Washington state department of health is teaming with the Pacific Northwest division of House of Blues Concerts to ban tobacco sponsors from promoting their goods at musical events within the region this year.

At the May 28 Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wa., the department of health will provide anti-smoking educational materials to concertgoers through its "Tobacco Smokes You" campaign. The event will feature Kanye West, Modest Mouse and the Pixies, among others.

Additional Washington venues including the Paramount and the Moore will be providing similar materials throughout the year.

The state will also work with HOB to pass the message to street teams targeting potential concertgoers.