Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What You Can Do

  • Employers must prohibit smoking, remove ashtrays, and post appropriate “No Smoking” signs.

Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace

Ohio’s Smoke-Free Workplace Program ensures that all work environments in the state are completely smoke-free. Public Health responds to complaints regarding smoking in any workplace in the county.

Common Questions

As a business owner, what are my responsibilities?
Employers must prohibit smoking in public places, and places of employment. Ashtrays and other smoking receptacles must be removed from the facility. “No Smoking” signs must be posted with the number to report violations 1-866-559-OHIO.
Can I build a smoking patio outside my business?
Smoking patios are permitted as long as they meet Ohio Administrative Rule 3701-52-01. Contact Public Health and your local building/zoning office for further questions and approval.
How far do I have to stand outside the door to smoke?
There is no set distance you have to be away from the door; however, smoke cannot enter the building.

Public Health in the Community

What You Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Mumps


As of March 24, 63 mumps cases have been reported in the Columbus / Franklin County area. Of the cases reported, 45 have been linked to an outbreak at The Ohio State University campus; the other cases were found in the greater community. Many people from Montgomery County regularly travel back and forth to the Columbus region, which increases the likelihood that mumps may spread to the Greater Dayton area. Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants you to know there are things you can do to prevent the spread of mumps.

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