Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Michigan's Smoke-free Air Law

As of May 1, 2010, Michigan residents and visitors are protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in all workplaces, including restaurants, bars, hotels and motels, thanks to the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law. Visit Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law website for the most up-to-date information about the law, exemptions allowed, frequently asked questions, tools for businesses to prepare for the law, and tobacco dependence treatment information for citizens at

Smoke-Free Air Law Complaints
If you observe or note a possible violation, please notify the owner or manager of the establishment when feasible, and give them the opportunity to take the appropriate steps to resolve the situation before a formal complaint is filed. If the violation is not resolved, you can report the violation for further action. The violation must fall into one of the following categories to be a valid complaint:
  1. Lack of "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol at the entrances where smoking is prohibited
  2. Ashtrays or other smoking paraphernalia found in an area where smoking is prohibited
  3. Not informing individuals who are smoking that they are violating state law
  4. Not refusing service to an individual who violates the smoke free law
  5. Not asking an individual who violates the smoke-free law to refrain from smoking and if the individual continues to smoke, not asking the individual to leave non-smoking area

To report a violation at a food service establishment in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties, please contact the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (231) 547-6523. Please note: If you do not want to leave your name and/or contact information, you can file your complaint anonymously, but the Health Department will not be able to contact you if further information is required.

For complaints relating to non-food service establishments, please call the Michigan Department of Community Health Complaint Line at (517) 241-6303.

Related Links:

Americans for Non-smoker's Rights [External Link]
Make MI Air Smokefree [External Link]

Smoke-free Worksite Regulation:

Public Health Clean Indoor Air Regulation of 2005 [External Link]
Citizen Complaint Form [External Link]
Sample Policy [PDF File]
Smoke-free Home Pledge [PDF File]
Antrim, Emmet and Otsego County Employers [PDF File]
Charlevoix County Employers [PDF File]

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Tobacco Cessation

State & National Quit Tobacco Resource List [External Link]
Michigan Smoker's Quit Kit [External Link]
Great American Smoke-out [External Link]
American Lung Association Programs [External Link]
Michigan Quit-Line On-line! [External Link]


MDCH Quit Kit [PDF File]
How Can I Avoid Weight Gain? [PDF File]
How Can I Handle the Stress of Quitting Smoking? [PDF File]
How Can I Quit Smoking? [PDF File]
Personalized Plan to Quit Smoking [PDF File]
What Happens When a Smoker Quits? [PDF File]
MDCH Smoking Around Children brochure [PDF File] Smartphone App [External Link]
A Tip from a Former Smoker: I'm healthy and smoke-free. Learn how I quit.

Links of Interest

American Lung Association
American Heart Association
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Centers for Disease Control
Health Finder
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Michigan Cancer Consortium
Michigan Dept. of Community Health
National Cancer Institute - Tobacco Cessation Tobacco-Free Michigan [External Link]
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