Smoke-Free Law FAQ
• When does my business have to be smoke-free?
South Dakota's smoke free law goes into effect
November 10, 2010.
• Does my business need to be smoke free?
The State’s ban on smoking now applies to all
restaurants, bars, package liquor stores, Deadwood
casinos and video lottery establishments. It requires
owners, managers, and operators of places where
smoking is prohibited to inform violators of the
smoking ban. The ban does not apply to tobacco
shops, hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms,
and existing cigar bars.
We cannot give legal advice, so if you are unsure about how to interpret the law, please consult an attorney.
• How can I report a violation?
Employees and the public may report violations of the smoke-free law to local law enforcement agencies through their non-emergency phone number.
• I'm a business owner, should signs be posted?
The law requires owners, managers, and operators
of places where smoking is prohibited to inform
violators of the ban. Window clings are available
as an option from http://doh.sd.gov/catalog.aspx,
click on the Tobacco Prevention Tab. Printable signs
are also available on this site. Click on Resorce links