The Smoke Free Air Act (SFAA) of 2002 protects the health of New York City workers against the harmful effects of secondhand smoke by making virtually all workplaces smoke-free.
Information for the Public
Information for Business Owners and Employers
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No Smoking Signs
"No Smoking" Signs are required for all indoor public spaces by NYC Smoke-Free Air Act Local Law #47 of 2002. They are available in both white-on-blue, and a more printer-friendly blue-on-white. Both versions can be downloaded for printing here:
Please note that these signs must:
- be printed in color with a color printer.
- be printed on durable material.
- be no smaller than 8 ¼ inches by 10 ½ inches.
- be oriented as they appear online.
- not be cut, re-ordered or re-designed.
Related Journal Articles
Chang C, Leighton J, Mostashari F, McCord C, Frieden T. 2004. The New York City Smoke-Free Air Act: second-hand smoke as a worker health and safety issue. American Journal of Industrial Health Medicine 46:188-195.
Frieden TR, Perl S. Controlling the State of Tobacco in New York City. Cancer Prevention. 2005; 6: 1+. http://www.nypcancerprevention.com/issue/6/con/
Frieden TR, Blakeman DE. The dirty dozen: 12 myths that undermine tobacco control.Am J Public Health. 2005 Sep;95(9):1500-5.
Miller N, Frieden TR, Liu SY, Matte TD, Mostashari F, Deitcher DR, Cummings KM, Chang C, Bauer U, Bassett MT.Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation.Lancet. 2005 May 28-Jun 3;365(9474):1849-54.
Frieden TR, Mostashari F, Kerker BD, Miller N, Hajat A, Frankel M. Adult tobacco use levels after intensive tobacco control measures: New York City, 2002-2003. Am J Public Health. 2005 Jun;95(6):1016-23.
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