As of May 1, 2010, smoking is generally prohibited in Michigan public places, places of employment and food service establishments. Exceptions have been made for cigar bars and tobacco specialty stores and for gambling areas of casinos if in existence on May 1, 2010. Here you will find more detailed information about the law, its exemptions, frequently asked questions, tools for communities to prepare for the law, and tobacco dependence treatment information for business and citizens.
Employers and restaurants should have done the following:
- Remove ashtrays and other smoking paraphernalia from the workplace.
- Post “no smoking signs” and place them at each entrance to the workplace and throughout the building and work areas.
- Update personnel policies and handbooks
- Inform employees, vendors, customers, or visitors that smoking is prohibited by law and subject to penalties
- Ask any employee or individual smoking in violation of the law to stop, and request that they leave the work area if they refuse
- Train employees and/or supervisors on how to handle individuals who are in violation of the law
The League website will be updated frequently as it receives more information.
Source: Michigan Municipal League