Clean Indoor Air Act
About the Clean Indoor Air Act
In June 2008, Pennsylvania became the 28th state to adopt legislation prohibiting smoking in public places and most workplaces. Exposure to secondhand smoke has been proven to cause premature death in children and adults. Pennsylvania’s law includes numerous exceptions causing thousands of workers to continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke at work.
Current exemptions to the law include:
- Bars with 20% or less revenue from food
- Casinos (up to 50% of the gaming floor)
- Hotel/Motels (up to 25% of rooms)
- Private clubs and private residences
- Tobacco Shops
- Cigar Bars
- Truck stops with shower facilities
- Outdoor sports, recreational facility, theater or performance establishment
- Tobacco manufacturer cigar exhibitions
- Non-profit fundraisers that feature tobacco products
The map below depicts application based exceptions:
There is an interactive version of this map located here.
- For more information about the Clean Indoor Air Act, enforcement, and implementation, you may download the Smokefree Compliance Toolkit.
- There is a guide for business owners and managers that you may download and/or print located here. This guide summarizes important issues and benefits of the Clean Indoor Air Law and its enforcement.
- The PA Department of Health has free downloadable signs that you may print and display. Signs are available in both English and Spanish for No Smoking and Smoking Permitted locations.
- The CIAA prohibits an individual from engaging in smoking in a public place, and requires business owners to prohibit smoking and post signs where required. This form is to be used for filing a complaint regarding a potential violation of the Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air. You may also complete and submit this form online.
- For additional information or guidance regarding the Clean Indoor Air Act, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health Website.