Effective May 1, 2010, smoking will be prohibited in most Michigan workplaces, restaurants, and bars.
The law, known as the “Dr. Ron Davis Law,” was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm on December 18, 2009, and bans smoking indoors in Michigan “public places.” Under the law, “public places” are defined to include most places of employment, indoor areas owned by the state or local government, and privately owned indoor areas for general public use (e.g., educational facilities, auditoriums, arenas, and theaters). Smoking is also prohibited in food service establishments.
The law does have limited exceptions for motor vehicles in which work is conducted, home offices in which the owner/lessee doesn’t employ other workers, and certain cigar bars, tobacco shops, and casinos.