Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)

The goal of the Clean Indoor Air Act program is to reduce the exposure of the public to secondary smoke within public places and the work place.

Effective July 24, 2003, the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) prohibits smoking in virtually all places of business. Business owners are required to inform employees and patrons that smoking is prohibited indoors and post “No Smoking” signs in conspicuous places within their establishment.

This program:

  • Investigates complaints regarding smoking in public places and work sites.
  • Inspects facilities that are under permit (such as bars and restaurants) for complaints with the Clean Indoor Air Act.
  • Enforces compliance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act.
  • Provides training for vendors as part of NYS Certified Tobacco Sales Training Programs.

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