Smoking close to the door?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:41 PM


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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