Rhode Island



State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state
by area. The state of Rhode Island shares its borders with Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts
to the north and east, and a southwest water boundary with Long Island of New York.



(L) Providence County, Rhode Island (R) Providence in the mid-20th century

Smoke-free Public Place and Workplace Law

'Public Health and Workplace Safety Law' took effect in March, 2005. This law prohibits smoking
in public places and workplaces in Rhode Island、protecting Rhode Islanders at work and in indoor
places from the effects of secondhand smoke. The law ensures the environment free from the
tobacco-smoke, for business owners, employees, and the public. Rhode Islanders will reap
the health and economic benefits of being the smoke-free society.

A public place means an enclosed area to which the public is invited or in which the public is
permitted, including, but not limited to, banks, bars, educational facilities, health care facilities,
laundromats, public transportation facilities, reception areas, restaurants, retail food production
and marketing establishments, retail service establishments, retail stores, shopping malls, sports
arenas.

What Is the Smoke-free Public Place and Workplace Law?
The Smoke-free Public Place and Workplace Law prohibits the act of smoking
in public places and workplaces to protect employees and the public
from the hazard caused by a secondhand smoke.


What Does the law require me to do?
Beginning March 1, 2005, you may not allow smoking at your
establishment by employees or patrons in any indoor spaces.
Signs must be posted at every entrance. You must notify present
and future employees that you establish a smoke-free facility.


Do I need to post signs?
Yes, a sign must be clearly posted at every entrance to public places
and workplaces where smoking is prohibited. Failure to post signs could
result in a civil penalty of up to $1,000.

Am I allowed to provide a smoking break room for my employees?
No, smoking is not allowed in any indoor workplace.
An employer should provide an area outside of the firm, it must physically be
separated from the enclosed workplace to prevent the migration of smoke
into the workplace. The Department of Health recommends that
any smoking area outside, be at least fifty feet (15.2 M) from the building.


If the employer allows customers and employees to smoke inside of a firm?
As an employer, if you choose to allow smoking in your establishment,
you can be subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Health Providence, RI


ロードアイランド州は全米50州のなかで一番小さな州で人口は105万人ほどしかない。プロビデンスが州都で
あり、北東でマサチューセッツ州と接し、ボストンの南に位置する。西に隣接する州はコネチカット州である。

2005年3月より公共施設、職場に於ける喫煙行為が禁止された。その目的は州民を有害なタバコ副流煙から守る
ためである。この法令により健康上も経済的な面においても向上が見られる。喫煙が全面禁止される公共の
場所として、銀行、バー、レストラン、教育施設、保健施設、コインランドリー、食品工場、商店、
ショッピングセンター、スポーツ施設などがある。 屋内喫煙室の設置も禁止している。職場の外で喫煙する
ときは、室内に煙が流入しないように配慮し、外部の喫煙エリアは建物から最低50フィート(15.2M)離れた
場所でなければならない。私的な事務所でも喫煙することを禁止する。

州政府は具体的な例をあげて法令の内容の周知を図っている。このなかで職場での喫煙行為を禁止し、該当する
施設の入口に禁煙標識を掲げることを義務づけており、違反者には最高、1000ドルの罰金が科せられる。




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ロードアイランド州喫煙規制
2008年12月執筆 2009年11月英文加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in December 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



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