Public Act 188 of 2009, Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law

Attention Tobacco Retailers:
Information About the 2017 Exemption Renewal for PA 188 of 2009, as Amended

On Tuesday, Jan. 10 and Wednesday, Jan. 11, the MDHHS Tobacco Section hosted technical assistance conference calls to provide tobacco retailers with background information about the 2017 exemption renewal process for Public Act 188 of 2009, as amended, and to answer retailers' questions.

Based upon the content of those calls, Section staff have updated the 2017 Affidavit Guidance document, which explains the process, highlights what's new in the 2017 affidavit, answers frequently asked questions, and cautions against common mistakes made on previous affidavits.

Important Deadline:
  • All exemption renewal affidavits must be submitted/postmarked by Tuesday, Jan. 31 to be considered.

women dining Michigan residents and visitors are protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in all restaurants, bars and businesses (including hotels and motels), thanks to Public Act 188 of 2009, Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law.

Clean air is fundamental to good health. The public health and well-being of workers and customers alike is the best reason for state government to ensure smoke-free businesses, including restaurants and bars. Smoke-free air is good for Michigan residents, workers and visitors - and now - Michigan is serving smoke-free air.

Below, you will find more detailed information about the law and the exemptions that are allowed, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, tools for businesses, and tobacco dependence treatment information for business and citizens.