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Michigan’s Smoke Free Law

As of May 1, 2010, Michigan residents and visitors are now protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in all restaurants, bars and businesses (including hotels and motels), thanks to the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law.

The Dr. Ron Davis Law, which bans smoking in all worksites, including bars and restaurants, went into effect May 1, 2010. Cigar bars and tobacco specialty shops that meet certain criteria are exempt, as are the gaming floors of Detroit's three casinos. Michigan's American-Indian casinos are not covered by state law, so they are exempt as well.

In order to comply with the smoke-free law, businesses are required to:

·         Clearly and conspicuously post "no smoking" signs

·         Remove indoor ashtrays and other smoking receptacles

·         Direct any person who is smoking to put out the cigarette, cigar or other lighted tobacco item.

What to do if you see someone breaking the smoke free air law

Citizens who observe or note possible violations are asked to notify the establishment's manager or owner and attempt to resolve the matter.

If the matter is not addressed appropriately, citizens can file a complaint with their local health department or the Michigan Department of Community Health.  Citizens can find additional information, including an enforcement contact list by county and a complaint form, at www.michigan.gov/smokefreelaw.

Help to Stop Smoking

The Community Health Agency would like to encourage individuals who are interested in obtaining information about quitting smoking to call the statewide Quitline at: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-480-QUIT.

Additional Information for Printing or Download

§  The Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law (copy of the law)

§  Frequently Asked Questions about the law

§  Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) Factsheet

§  Smoke Free Building Decal

§  Smoke Free Restaurant Postcard

§  Compliance Checklist for Business Owners

§  Smoke Free Law Business Presentation

§  Smoke Free Law Community Presentation

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