Expanded Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)
As of July 24, 2003, public and work places across New York State became, by law, smokefree. This included bars and restaurants. By expanding New York’s 1989 Clean Indoor Air Act to include nearly all public and work places, the state ensured both that all workers have a safe work place and that all nonsmokers, including children and senior citizens, can breathe smokefree air in the public places they visit.
Report a Violation
An employee or a member of the public can file a confidential or anonymous complaint against a business that violates the law in the Capital District by contacting the county-specific Department of Health.
Albany County Department of Health
Elizabeth F. Whalen, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner
175 Green Street
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4580
Rennselaer County Public Health Department
2nd Floor, Ned Pattison Government Center
Troy, NY 12180
Schenectady County Public Health Services
107 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12305
The impact of the CIAA has been significant and positive.
- The Health and Economic Impact of New York’s Clean Indoor Air Act (PDF, 378KB, 32pg.)
Many of the following brochures and fact sheets about the Expanded Clean Indoor Air Act are available in PDF format only. To read, download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Expanded Clean Indoor Air Act
- Fact Sheet About Secondhand Smoke
- Guide for Work Places
- Fact Sheet for Smokefree Work Places
- Frequently Asked Questions About CIAA and Work Places
- Guide for Restaurants and Bars
- Fact Sheet for Smokefree Restaurants and Bars
- Frequently Asked Questions About CIAA and Restaurants and Bars
For even more information on New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act, visit the NYS Department of Health web site.
A Citizen’s Guide to New York Tobacco Controls
For more information related to current tobacco-related law in effect in New York State, a new publication from The Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy serves as a centralized resource for New York citizens. A Citizen’s Guide to New York Tobacco Controls presents current federal and state legal constraints on tobacco products in New York, along with the entity responsible for enforcing each control. The controls are organized by issue, focusing on those most relevant and accessible to a typical tobacco control advocate or consumer.