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Smoke-free Public Place and Workplace Law
in Rhode Island



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


Total Smoking Ban in USA

smorking ban New Jersey  Smoking Ban in New Jersey 
smorking ban Illinois USA Smoke-free Illinois Act 
smorking ban California USA Smoking Ban in California 1998
smorking ban Beverly Hills California Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas 
smorking ban condominium Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
smorking ban Washington state Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
smorking ban Oregon USA Smoking Ban in Oregon  
smorking ban Montana USA Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
smorking ban Colorado USA Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
smorking ban Arizona USA Smoking Ban in Arizona 
smorking ban Maine USA Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
smorking ban Vermont USA Smoking Ban in Vermont 
smorking ban Massachusetts Smoking Ban in the Massachusetts state.
smorking ban New York Smoking Ban in New York 
smorking ban Maryland USA Smoking Ban in Maryland 
smorking ban Washington DC Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
smorking ban Minnesota USA Smoking Ban in Minnesota 
smorking ban Delaware USA Smoking Ban in Delaware 
smorking ban Ohio USA Smoking Ban in Ohio 
smorking ban Iowa USA Smoking Ban in Iowa 
smorking ban Utah USA Smoking Ban in Utah 
smorking ban Rhode Island Smoking Ban in Rhode Island 
smorking ban Nevada USA Smoking Ban in Nevada 
smorking ban Virginia USA Smoking Ban in Virginia
smorking ban Michigan USA Smoking Ban in Michigan 
smorking ban Wisconsin USA Smoking Ban in Wisconsin

english index tobacco control 日本語


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
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
記事の著作権は宮本順伯に帰属
「禁煙席ネット」へのリンクは自由

The article was written in December 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



Smoking ban in Washington,DC



Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

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