On November 7, 2006, Ohio voters passed Issue 5 (SmokeFree Ohio), creating a new chapter of the Ohio Revised Code which makes Ohio’s public places and places of employment smoke-free. The new law took effect on December 7, 2006. Rules developed by the Ohio Department of Health went into effect on May 3, 2007. The rules in general:
Downloadable versions of acceptable signs, with the reporting number, are posted online at the Ohio Department of Health.
The Ohio Department of Health has established toll-free telephone lines, as well as e-mail addresses, to assist the public in reporting violations of the law. Once complaints are received by the Ohio Department of Health, Clermont County Public Health will manage enforcement in Clermont County.
To report a smoking violation, visit www.smokecomplaint.ohio.gov
Toll-free enforcement line: 1-866-559-OHIO (6446), or firstname.lastname@example.org. This line and e-mail should be used for enforcement related questions, or to report violations.