Philadelphia passed the landmark Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection Law in 2006, protecting Philadelphians from secondhand smoke exposure in restaurants, bars and workplaces.
According to the US Surgeon General, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke. It can cause cancer, make asthma worse, and lead to heart attacks. Youth are especially vulnerable and, in many cases, powerless in preventing exposure. Outdoor tobacco smoke levels may also be as high as secondhand smoke indoors, especially in close proximity to smokers.
- Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection Law Fact Sheet
(also available in Albanian, Arabic, French, Khmer, Malayalam, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese)
- Breathe Free Philadelphia Brochure
- Philadelphia Clean Indoor Air Law Ordinance
- Printable “No Smoking” Sign (English)
- Printable “No Smoking” Sign (Spanish)
- Smoke-Free Recreation Center Executive Order
- Philadelphia Law on Smoking in Casinos (fact sheet)
- Information for Merchants about Electronic Cigarettes
For more information, visit SmokeFree Philly or call 311.