THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION INVESTIGATES COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE OHIO SMOKING BAN THAT OUTLAWS SMOKING IN ANY PUBLIC WORKPLACE.
SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
Issue 5 passed November 7, 2006, by a majority of voters in the State of Ohio. The initiative is meant to protect all workers and the public from exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces and public places. The law took effect December 7, 2006 and enforcement began May 3, 2007.
FILING A COMPLAINT
Complaints can be filed anonymously by calling 1-866-559-6446. Your complaint will then be transferred to the proper jurisdiction for enforcement.
SUMMARY OF THE BAN
- Businesses must prohibit smoking in any “public place” or “place of employment”
- Businesses must Post no-smoking signs with the toll-free enforcement number, 1-866-559-OHIO (6446), at all entrances or areas of transition between non-regulated and regulated areas.
- Businesses must remove ashtrays and other tobacco receptacles
NO SMOKING SIGNS
A “No Smoking” sign can be downloaded and printed out for use in regulated areas at the following link, or by clicking the image to the right.
Ohio Department of Health Smoking Ban Website: www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/phs_smoking/tobbaccouse.aspx
Who do I call with a smoking complaint? Call 1-866-559-6446.