Smoke Free Workplace Program
Smoking is prohibited in public places and workplaces in Ohio. Ohio voters approved the Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Act on Nov. 7, 2006. The indoor smoking ban became effective December 7, 2006 under a new chapter of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). This law requires all public places and places of employment to prohibit smoking. These businesses and organizations must also post “No Smoking” signs at all entrances. The enforcement of the indoor smoking ban is a responsibility of the Ohio Department of Health Environmental Health Division.
The Shelby City Health Department investigates all local smoking complaints filed with the Ohio Department of Health. Complaints submitted to ODH will be referred to Shelby’s Director of Environmental Health for investigation and inspection. Inspections are conducted within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.
To file a complaint, complete the online complaint form, call the Ohio Department of Health at (866) 559-OHIO (6446) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.