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To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

News Summary

Ohio's 'No Smoking' notices go up Thursday

Publication Date: 2006-12-04
  • Author:Don Fasnacht
  • Publication:Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item

All businesses and places of employment must comply

By Thursday all businesses and places of employment have to have signs posted declaring that they are "smoke free" and providing a phone number where people can complain if they're not.

All ashtrays and butt cans have to be removed.

And employees and supervisors need to be prepared to stop anyone caught breaking the ban.

Enforcement of the new law begins Dec. 7 and it is going to be the responsibility of health departments to make sure the law isn't broken.

"We'll be doing a lot more education than enforcement at first," Preble County Health Department administrator Melissa Howell said.

County sanitarians will be responsible for enforcement and much of the education.