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

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

Although the deadline for submitting 2017 exemption renewal affidavits has passed, we have archived the 2017 Exemption Renewal Affidavit Guidance document on our website so it remains available for tobacco retailers who have questions about the process. The document explains the process and provides answers to frequently asked questions.


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.