Smoking is prohibited in enclosed sections of restaurants and bars. Private clubs, country clubs, bars not serving food, and cigar bars are exempt (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 130A-496).
Ashtrays and smoking receptacles are not allowed on the premises, and signs stating that smoking is prohibited must be conspicuously displayed
A new rule under the law clarifies what constitutes an “enclosed” area in restaurants and bars. An area is now considered enclosed if it has a roof or other overhead covering and
permanent or temporary walls or side coverings on three or more sides, making up 55 percent or more of the total combined perimeter surface covered. For more information, go to http://tobaccopreventionandcontrol.ncdhhs.gov
The North Carolina Hospital Association, of which all hospitals in the state are members, has banned smoking in hospital buildings, parking lots and buildings, and on sidewalks.
Smoking is prohibited in long-term care facilities, adult-care homes, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and state-licensed facilities that provide long-term care services. Owners of these facilities are responsible for posting areas where smoking is prohibited (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 131D-4.4).
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