To report non-compliance, visit http://www.wibettersmokefree.com/violation
Every year on July 5th Wisconsin celebrates a very important birthday as Wisconsin's state smoke free air law turns another year older. With each passing year, our businesses continue to enjoy cleaner indoor air with healthier employees and customers.
It is hard to believe that smoking conventional cigarettes used to be the norm in our bars and restaurants. Do you remember going out to dinner and having to deal with a smoke-filled room and coming home smelling like smoke? Does it make you homesick for Wisconsin after traveling to another state that doesn't have a smoke free air law in place? Going through restaurants, airports, etc. that allow smoking seems so foreign, it's almost like visiting another planet!
Thanks to our Wisconsin Smoke Free Air Law, the kids of tomorrow will be shocked that smoking was once allowed in restaurants, workplaces, and airplanes.
Thank you to the Wisconsin lawmakers that passed the landmark legislation and the Wisconsin residents that fought to make it a reality. Wisconsin truly is better smoke free. To learn more about the smoke-free air law or to report a violation, visit wibettersmokefree.com.
1 Year Later, 75% of Wisconsinites Support
the Smoke-free Air Law
Madison, Wis., June 30, 2011—The state’s smoke-free air law is more popular now than ever before, according to a new poll released Thursday. The poll, conducted by the nationally recognized polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, found 75 percent of people support or strongly support the law, up from 69 percent in 2008 when the legislature was still debating the issue.
The smoke-free air law covers all indoor areas where employees or the public gather. This includes restaurants, taverns, bowling centers, private clubs, retail establishments, and all other enclosed places of employment or public places. Smoking will also be prohibited at sports arenas of all kinds, such as Lambeau Field, public swimming pools, and any other structure used for sporting events. Sports arenas must be smoke-free regardless of whether or not they fit the definition of an enclosed space.
Statewide Smoke-free Air Highlights:
The full poll can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1yrsmokefreepoll
A video of bar owners across the state sharing their thoughts about the law can be seen at:http://bit.ly/smokefreebars