Effective May 1, 2010: All public businesses, including restaurants, bars and hotels/motels/inns are required to be smoke-free. The only exceptions are tobacco specialty shops, designated cigar bars and the gaming floors of casinos.

The Smoke-Free Air Law helps to protect children and non-smoking citizens from the dangers of second-hand smoke. It also allows for healthier work environments for employees. Tobacco smoke contains toxins and carcinogens which are responsible for disease and death among innocent bystanders.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, please see the links on the right.

To report a violation of the Smoke-Free Law, please call our Tobacco Coordinator at (989) 343-1852. Complaints will be accepted for establishments located in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties.