The Minnesota Smoke-Free Poster informs patrons, in English and Spanish, that the entire posted establishment is smoke-free. The Poster includes the international “No Smoking” symbol (an image of a burning cigarette in a red “no” circle) and a citation of the applicable Minnesota law.
Under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in virtually all indoor public places and places of employment, including:
- Bars and restaurants and private clubs
- Office and industrial workplaces
- Retail stores
- Common areas of rental apartment buildings and hotels
- Public transportation, including taxis
- Work vehicles, if more than one person is present
- Home offices with one or more on-site employees, or used as a place to meet or deal with customers
- Public and private educational facilities
- Auditoriums, arenas and meeting rooms
- Daycare premises
- Health care facilities and clinics
The person or entity in control of an indoor public place or place of employment is required to make reasonable efforts to deter smoking, including by posting appropriate signs (Minnesota Statutes, 144.416). Post the Minnesota Smoke-Free Poster on or immediately inside public entrance(s) of your facility to ensure that employees, customers, and the public know that smoking is not allowed within your establishment.
Any proprietor, person, or entity that owns, leases, manages, operates, or otherwise controls the use of an area in which smoking is prohibited and knowingly fails to make reasonable efforts to deter smoking is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.