Ohio is a mid eastern state of the United States. The population of the state
is estimated as 11.5 million.
The manufacturing and financial activity sectors each composes the 18.3%
of gross domestic product
(GDP) of Ohio, which was $466 billion in 2007, making the Ohio's largest
industries. This ranks Ohio's
economy as the seventh-largest of all fifty states. However, the unemployment
rate in Ohio currently
stands at 8.8%, in comparison to a national rate of 7.6%
Location of Ohio in the United States
Marysville Honda Auto Plant in Ohio
Statewide Smoking Ban in Ohio
The Ohio Revised Code prohibits all forms of tobacco smoke in all public
place and places of employment
and in areas immediately next to the ingress or egress of the public place
or place of employment.
A proprietors must assure that tobacco-smoke does not enter the area where
smoking is prohibited
through entrances, windows, ventilation systems, or other means.
The following areas may be exempt: e.g.
● Sleeping rooms in hotels, motels or other lodging facilities, if it does
not exceed the 25%
of total guest rooms.
● Family owned and operated business where all the employees are family
The business is not open to the public, and the business is in a free standing
No Smoking signs or symbol shall be conspicuously posted in every public
place and place of employment.
Signs shall be of sufficient size to be clearly legible to a person of
normal vision throughout the areas they
are intended to mark. All ashtrays and other receptacles using for disposing
of smoking materials shall be
removed from any area, in which smoking is prohibited.
Dec.7,2006. Ohio Department of Health.
In May 2007, the State of Ohio banned smoking in all restaurants, bars,
and workplaces with very few
exceptions. All places of employment or public places must prohibit all
smoking indoors and post legible
no smoking signs at all entrances. Furthermore, all public places must
remove all ashtrays and other
smoking receptacles. A business may be fined up to $2,500 and individuals
$100 if they violate the ban.
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Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada
Smoke-free BC Canada
Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan
Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba
Smoke-free Ontario Act
Tobaco Control in Quebec
Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick
Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
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The article was written in December 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.