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Smokefree Workplace

Ohio’s Smoke Free Workplace Act was implemented in 2006 and requires places of employment and public places to be smoke free. Violations of the Smoke Free Workplace Act are investigated and enforced by the Smoke Free Workplace Program in the Bureau of Regulatory Operations at the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio Smoke-Free Workplace Act

Ohio voters approved a smoking ban in November of 2006 which prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. The ban provides a statewide minimum standard of protection from the health hazards associated with exposure to secondhand smoke.

Enforcement of the ban by the Ohio Department of Health became effective May 3, 2007. Many of Ohio’s local health districts have partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to help provide enforcement of the law and rules and have been designated to enforce the Smoking Ban in certain areas of Ohio. Click here for the list of Enforcement Designees in each county and health district.


Office Location
Environmental Health Division
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321