The No Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use Poster is required to be prominently and conspicuously posted where smoking and using electronic cigarettes is prohibited in the City of New York.
The New York City Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited, including:
- office buildings, factories, and warehouses;
- private offices and previously designated “smoking lounges;”
- food service establishments, restaurants, and catering halls;
- membership associations;
- banks, educational and health care facilities, and child day care centers;
- shopping malls and retail stores;
- sports arenas, roller and ice skating rinks, billiard parlors, bingo halls, bowling establishments, and other similar places; and
- public transportation facilities, reception areas, platforms and waiting rooms.
The No Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use Poster must be posted where smoking is prohibited, including bathrooms, stairwells on each floor, bulletin boards, and other prominent places (NYC Administrative Code, §17-506). The sign must be printed in color and be at least 8 1/4 inches by 10 1/2 inches.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene may suspend or revoke the permit of an establishment that is found in violation of the law on three separate occasions within a 12-month period.