The Michigan law that went into effect three years ago prohibits smoking inside all public places and food-service establishments, with just a few exceptions like casinos. Smoking is allowed outside, but the state law is silent on distance requirements.
Ottawa County got a head-start with its own workplace smoking ban beginning in January 2008. On top of the state’s ordinance, the county regulation prohibits smoking within 25 feet of any non-food public or private establishment entrances, any operable window and ventilation system intake, and in business vehicles.
How is the compliance to the smoking ban? The Tribune published an in-depth story on the subject in October 2012. To read it, CLICK HERE.