Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Program
In November 2006, Ohio voters approved a smoking ban which forbids smoking in public places, including places of employment, and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) began enforcement in May 2007. This ban provides protection from the health problems associated with exposure to secondhand smoke.
Please note: definitions in Ohio Revised Code Section 3794.01 were updated September 30, 2021 to include electronic smoking devices and vapor products.
Enforcement of the ban by the Ohio Department of Health became effective May 3, 2007. Lawrence County Health Department partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to help provide enforcement of the law and rules.
FAQs about the Smoke Free Workplace Act
Business owners, this sign should be placed at entrances to your building, Click here to download a copy.