The Arizona No Smoking Poster displays the international no-smoking symbol with the text “Thank you for not smoking.” The poster also provides information on how to report a violation or file a complaint with Smoke Free Arizona, and cites the relevant statute of the law.
Under the Arizona Smoke-Free Act, smoking is prohibited in all public places and enclosed places of employment, as well as within 20 feet of entrances and exits. A private residence may be considered a public place or a place of employment if it is used as a child care, adult day care, or health care facility.
Hotel rooms which are designated as smoking rooms, seperated areas of retail tobacco stores, and outdoor patios are exempt from the general prohibition. However, a proprietor may declare an entire facility or outdoor area non-smoking.
The owner, operator, manager, or other person in control of an enclosed public place or workplace is required to clearly and conspicuously post a “No Smoking” sign or the international no-smoking symbol at every entrance to each place where smoking is prohibited (ARS §36-601.01-E). The Arizona No Smoking Poster, published by the Arizona Department of Health Services, fulfills the requirements of the Act.
The Department of Health Services may asses civil penalties between $100 and $500 for violations. The department may also apply to courts for injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of the Act, for which courts may impose a fine of up to $5,000 if violations are found to be willful or to display a pattern of noncompliance.