It’s your right to breathe smoke-free, clean air in restaurants, workplaces and many public places. It’s also the law in Pennsylvania.
In June 2008, Pennsylvania adopted legislation prohibiting smoking in public places and most workplaces. Exposure to secondhand smoke has been proven to cause premature death in children and adults. For more information on Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act, click here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health enforces the law. In addition to the state Department of Health, two additional agencies assist in enforcement, the Bureau of Liquor Control enforcement (BLCE) and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
Clean Indoor Air Act
The Southwestern Regional Tobacco Coalition is a multi-county effort created to address the diverse issue of tobacco use in the southwestern health district of Pennsylvania.