Wednesday, April 23, 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

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness MonthIn the United States, approximately 88,000 deaths each year are connected with excessive alcohol consumption. This makes excessive alcohol use the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to social problems and an increased risk of health problems.

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