Smoke Free Law

On December 18, 2009, Governor Granholm signed the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law into effect (P.A. 188 of 2009). The law will go into effect on May 1, 2010. The law was passed to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of the state by limiting exposure to secondhand smoke. The law is not the only smoke-free law in the state, but it sets the minimum requirements of the indoor workplace and public places where smoking is regulated. These minimum standards apply statewide. The statewide law does the following:

  • Ensures that any provisions that are weaker in your local law (compared to the state law) are now made at least as strong as the statewide law
  • Establishes where people can smoke and where they can't if your local community is not covered by any city or county local law
  1. Areas Where Smoking Is Permitted
  2. Areas Where Smoking Is Not Allowed
  3. Business Owners Response to Someone Smoking in Establishment
  4. Compliance
  5. Enforcement & Penalty
  6. Exemptions
  7. Food Service Establishment Defined
  8. Place of Employment Defined
  9. Westland Police Protocol
  • Outdoor areas (Note: The state law does not provide required distances from buildings or building entrances that people must be in order to smoke.)
  • Living units of apartment and condominium buildings.
  • A structure used primarily as the residence of the owner or lessee that is also used as an office for the owner/lessee and for no other employees is exempt from the ban.