The goal of this program is to reduce the exposure of the public to secondary smoke within public places and the workplace.
Secondhand smoke - a substance with over 4,000 chemical compounds, including 43 known to cause cancer - is responsible for the deaths of approximately 62,000 non-smokers each year in the United States.
The Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) prohibits smoking in virtually all places of business. In January of 2017 an amendment was added to to the law prohibiting vaping. Business owners are required to inform employees and patrons that smoking is prohibited indoors and to post No Smoking signs in conspicuous places within their establishment. This program provides services in the following areas:
- Investigates complaints regarding smoking in public places and work sites.
- Inspects facilities that are under permit (such as bars and restaurants) for compliance with the Clean Indoor Air Act.
- Enforces compliance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act
Clean Indoor Air Act Applications: