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Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002

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

Information for Tenants and Landlords

General Information

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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/
spot/controlling-the-state-of-.shtml

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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