Tobacco and Smoking


One simple law: It is illegal to purchase or use tobacco products if you are under 18 years old!

Michigan’s Smoke Free Law

  • What:
    • A law prohibiting smoking in the state of Michigan.
  • When:
    • Effective as of May 1, 2010
  • Where:
    • Required to comply with smoke free laws:
      • Work areas/places of employment
      • Food service establishments
        • Bars
        • Restaurants
      • Any public place including
        • Arenas
        • Bowling Alleys
        • Concert Halls
        • Health Facilities
        • Health Facilities
        • Hotels & Motels
        • Museums
        • Nursing Homes
      • Private clubs
        • VFW halls
      • Not required to comply with smoke free laws:
        • Cigar Bars
        • Tobacco specialty retail stores
        • Casino gaming floors
        • Hookah bars (only if no food service or liquor license)
        • Personal residences
        • Motor Vehicles
      • Why:
        • Michigan legislature passed the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law on December 10, 2009 to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of the state by limiting exposure to secondhand smoke.