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Oklahoma Requires Smoking Signage in Additional Locations

Signage Required in Public Places

An amended law in Oklahoma requires smoking signage in additional locations within public places.

Amended Law
Under the amended law, a person who owns or operates a public place (i.e., any enclosed indoor area where individuals other than employees are invited or permitted) must, at a minimum, do the following (among other things) in order to prevent smoking in public places: post conspicuous signs at entrances to and in prominent locations within places where smoking is prohibited, which state that smoking is prohibited or that the indoor environment is free of tobacco smoke.

Note: Current law provides (among other things) that such signage is required solely at entrances to places where smoking is prohibited.

Click here to read the text of the amended law. The amended law is expected to take effect 90 days after the state legislature's adjournment on May 26, 2017.

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