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Smoke-Free Arizona Compliance Checkist
Get ready for May 1, 2007!

Businesses (Public Places and Places of Employment)

The purpose of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act is to protect Arizonans from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke in enclosed public places and places of employment, except those that meet exemption criteria.

Remove all indoor ashtrays and smoking receptacles and move all outdoor ashtrays and smoking receptacles to at least 20 feet away from doors, from windows capable of being opened, and ventilation systems, unless ashtrays are on your outdoor patio where you allow smoking.

Post "no smoking" signs at all entrances, with the exception of emergency exits and door(s) leading out to outdoor patio(s). Signs must be posted in a conspicuous area visible from the outside of the establishment.

Make sure all "no smoking" signs have the required information:

  • International no smoking symbol or the words "no smoking"
  • A citation to A.R.S. § 36-601.01
  • The telephone number for making complaints (1-877-4-AZNOSMOKE, 1-877-429-6676)
  • The website address for making complaints (

Make sure the signs are the appropriate size:

  • No smaller than 4"x6" for signs posted at entrances of enclosed public places and non-vehicle places of employment
  • No smaller than 2"x3" for signs posted in vehicle places of employment

Educate all current and prospective employees about the requirements of the Law (Le. payroll stuffers via inserts, staff meetings, e-mails, break room posters, etc...). Employees must know what is expected of them.

Prohibit smoking in all non-smoking areas, including enclosed areas and areas within 20 feet of the entrances (except for patios).

Proprietors may choose to designate patios for smoking that meet the requirements of A.R.S. § 36-601.01 R9-2-108(A) for smoking. In these cases, ensure that any outdoor patios are managed so that smoke does not enter into the establishment and other non-smoking areas.

Guarantee that the property outside of your establishment that is under vour control is managed as to maintain a smoke-free entrance for customers and employees. This includes entrances to all doors with the exception of emergency exits and outdoor smoking patio doors.

Keep Smoke-Free Arizona Hotline (1-877-AZSTOPS) and website ( information handy. Please contact us any time you have a question regarding the new Law!

Checklist - Are you ready?

  • Remove ashtrays
  • Post "no smoking" signs with required information and of the appropriate size(s)
  • Educate employees
  • Prohibit smoking in non-smoking areas
  • Protect enclosed areas from smoke entering from the outside, including from outdoor smoking patios, if applicable
  • Protect all entrances and entryways from smoke
  • Keep Smoke-Free Arizona Program information on hand

Greenlee County Government
Health & County Services
253 Fifth St
P.O. Box 936
Clifton, AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-2601
Fax: (928) 865-1929

Steven Rutherford
Health Director / BT-Manager / EMS Manager

State Map w/ County Emphasized
County Seal Use

A.R.S. 11-251.17 Use of county seal restricted; cease and desist order; violation; classification

A. A person may use, display or otherwise employ any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal only after obtaining the approval of the board of supervisors of that county. The board of supervisors may grant a certificate of approval on application by any person showing good cause for the use of the county seal for a proper purpose. No person other than a county department may use the county seal for the purpose of advertising or promoting the sale of any article of merchandise within this state or for promoting any other commercial purpose. The board of supervisors may adopt rules for the use of the county seal or any facsimile, copy, likeness, imitation or other resemblance of the county seal, including rules for the use of the county seal for official county business. B. If the county maintains a website, it shall display on its website the adopted seal and the text of subsection A of this section. C. The board of supervisors shall issue a cease and desist order to any person who is in violation of this section. If the person fails to comply with the cease and desist order, the person is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.