Health Department

In 2008, Pennsylvania legislation passed the Clean Indoor Air Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 246, prohibits smoking in a public place or a workplace and lists examples of what is considered a public place. The bill allows for some exceptions, including a private residence (except those licensed as a child-care facility), a private social function where the site involved is under the control of the sponsor (except where the site is owned, leased, or operated by a state or local government agency) and a wholesale or retail tobacco shop. It also imposes 2 penalties for those establishments not in compliance, as well as those individuals smoking in prohibited areas.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act, including an updated list of establishments that have an exception and allow smoking, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health Clean Indoor Air website.

Reporting a Violation

To report a violation via telephone, please call 1-877-835-9535.

To report a violation electronically, please click here.

Once you have completed the form you can click the ‘Submit’ button.
If you are uncertain about how or where to submit the Form, or would like more information, call the Clean Indoor Air Help Line at 1-877-835-9535.


The PA Clean Indoor Air Act requires signs for all businesses affected by the Act, including those that were smoke-free before the Act became effective. Businesses must post either a "no smoking" or "smoking permitted" sign, depending on how the law affects the business. Signs should be posted at all entrances.

Some businesses are affected by what is commonly referred to as the "minor rule" and must post signs stating that no one under the age of 18 is permitted in the premises (signs saying "under 21 not permitted" are in compliance with CIAA).

While it is not mandatory that a business use signs provided by the PADOH, the PADOH website has signs "no smoking" and "smoking permitted" signs available for businesses to download, print, and use. Signs for the "minor rule" are currently not available for download.

You may download "no smoking" or "smoking permitted" signs for self-printing by visiting the PADOH website or by choosing your preference below. Signs from the PADOH website are formatted for 1 per page. Signs below are formatted 2 per page.

No Smoking

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Black & White: English Spanish

Smoking Permitted

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Black & White: English Spanish

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