The main purpose of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act is to protect workers, customers, and the general public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in most enclosed public places and places of employment.
Businesses must be in compliance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act by:
The public is encouraged to report businesses that are not in compliance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Complainants may choose to remain anonymous. County health departments are in charge of investigating complaints about violations of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act. The county health department will notify the business owner about the complaint, and/or conduct an inspection within 15 days after receipt of the complaint.
If a violation is found, the business owner will receive a warning notice and is subject to fines between $100 to $500 per violation per day or up to $5,000 per violation per day if a Superior Court determines there is a pattern of noncompliance. An individual who smokes where prohibited is guilty of a petty offense and may be fined between $50 to $300.
Complaints may be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services by: