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Smoke-Free Michigan . May 1, 2010. Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Law . Michigan becomes the 38 th smoke-free state House Bill 4377 became Public Act 188 on 12/18/2009 Effective date is the start of business on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Bars & Restaurants (includes service patios)

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dr ron davis smoke free law
Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Law
  • Michigan becomes the 38th smoke-free state
  • House Bill 4377 became Public Act 188 on 12/18/2009
  • Effective date is the start of business on Saturday, May 1, 2010
who is going smoke free
Bars & Restaurants (includes service patios)

Public indoor spaces

Private Clubs (VFW, Eagles, Moose…)

Private worksites

Public worksites

Stores selling tobacco

Hotel: rooms and hotel common areas

Mechanics shops

Places where Bingo Games are held

Employee Smoking Rooms

Private Offices

Private homes with one or more non-family employee

Anyplace other than a home that has one or more employee or volunteer

Who is Going Smoke-free?
Tobacco Specialty Shop

Casino Gaming Floors

Cigar Bars; there are structural, financial, guest and equipment requirements

All exempt groups must file a Affidavit by 5/1/2010 and annually with MDCH

Exemption Affidavit available on-line

how to become smoke free
Create a written policy that creates all indoor space as smoke-free by 5/1/2010

Remove all indoor ashtrays

Post Smoke-Free Signs

Offer smoke-free help to only those that want it. In Ingham County:

(517) 887-4315

Have a process for violations by employees and visitors

Think through where smokers SHOULD go to smoke. A coffee can with sand outside at a picnic table or outside a service-entrance is most common.

Outline a complaint process in your policy

How to Become Smoke-free
reporting procedure







Ingham County

Health Department

State of Michigan

Dept of Agriculture

Tobacco Section

(866) 59SMOKE

Reporting Procedure
help for those ready to quit
Help for those ready to quit
  • Avoid the impression that the smoke-free law requires people to


  • Quit-tobacco help is available in Ingham County. Call: 517.887.4315
  • Most smokers want to quit, but don’t know how
quit tobacco help
Quit-Tobacco Help

Call (517) 887-4315

  • Enroll in a Quit-Tobacco Workshop:

a one-time two-hour program

  • Select a Support Group day/time
  • Create a Quit-Plan
  • Learn how to use medications
smoke free law questions
Smoke-Free Law Questions
  • Local Health Department
  • Toll Free: (866) 59SMOKE which is: (866) 597.6653