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City Smoke Free Air Act

The City Smoke Free Air Act of 2002, which went into effect March 30, 2003 made virtually all establishments and businesses with employees smoke-free.  These include:

  • All office buildings, factories, and warehouses
  • All private offices and previously designated “smoking lounges”
  • All food service establishments, restaurants, and catering halls
  • All bars, including bars in restaurants
  • Membership associations
  • All areas of theatres
  • Banks, educational and health care facilities, and child day care centers
  • Shopping malls and retail stores (where good are sold or rented to the public)
  • Sports arenas, roller and ice skating rinks, billiard parlors, bingo halls, bowling establishments, and other similar places.
  • Public transportation facilities, reception areas, and waiting rooms

Local Law 47, the City Smoke-Free Air Act, was signed into law on December 30, 2002.  The act makes virtually all workplaces in the City

To comply with the new law, employer’s must:

  • Update your workplace smoking policy to reflect the new law.
  • Talk with your customers and employees about the law and prepare them for the changes.
  • Discuss the new law with employees including what they should do to comply with the law.
  • Post “no smoking” signs at all entrances as required including bathrooms, stairwells on each floor, bulletin boards, and other prominent places.
  • Remove all ashtrays from the premises as required.
  • Contact the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for additional information, nyc.gov/health.

Please be advised upon receipt of this notification, all subsequent violations for Local Law 47 will be the direct responsibility of the tenant.

To comply with our LEED Certification the building has established a no smoking zone within 25 feet of all building entrances, including Broadway, 50th Street, and the 51st Loading Dock.

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