Smoking close to the door?

Jenna of Grand Haven Township asked, "What exactly is the law that requires smokers to stay outside and away from doorways?"
Mark Brooky
May 29, 2013



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.


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