Florida Clean Indoor Air Act
The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) was enacted in 1985 by the Florida Legislature. The purpose of this part is to protect people from the health hazards of secondhand smoke and to implement the Florida health initiative in s.20, Art. X of the state constitution. It is the intent of the Legislature to not inhibit, or otherwise obstruct, medical or scientific research or smoking cessation programs approved by the Department of Health. In November 2002, seventy-one percent of Florida's citizens voted for a constitutional amendment to prohibit smoking in all enclosed indoor workplaces. The smoke free law became effective July 1, 2003.
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) are responsible for enforcement of the FCIAA. DBPR shall enforce the FCIAA in restaurants, bowling centers, dog tracks, horse tracks, bars, billiards, bingo halls (with food service), and civic/fraternal organizations. DOH shall enforce the FCIAA in all facilities not regulated by DBPR.
How to Report a Violation of the FCIAA
To register a complaint about a business that may be in violation of the FCIAA, contact the following agencies:
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-23
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1743
Department of Business & Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027
To register a complaint, provide the following information:
- Name of workplace (where violation is occurring);
- The mailing address, city, county and zip code;
- Nature of the violation (ex. smoking in an enclosed indoor workplace); and
- If available, provide a telephone number and name of the person in charge of the workplace.