The Clean Indoor Air Act was put into place for businesses in New York in 2002. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that all employees have access to clean air while they are at work. Therefore, employees may not smoke in the workplace. However, they can smoke outside of the workplace in designated smoking areas that are away from windows and doors.
Employers should post information about the Clean Indoor Air Act in a visible place where all employees can learn about the act that impacts them. This no smoking poster is written in both Spanish and English and alerts employees that they are prohibited from smoking within the workplace.