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Florida Clean Air Act

Please contact the Florida Department of Health

  •  (800) 337-3742



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way,Bin C-23 

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399 

The Florida Clean Air Act (FCAA) was enacted in 1985 by the Florida Legislature. The purpose is to protect people from the health hazards of secondhand tobacco smoke and vapor 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 or vaping 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. Beginning July 1, 2019, electronic vapor products were included in the FCAA and are prohibited in indoor workplaces.


The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) are responsible for enforcement of the FCAA. DBPR shall enforce the FCAA in:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Billiards
  • Bingo Halls (with food service)
  • Bowling Centers
  • Civic/Faternal Organizations
  • Dog Tracks
  • Horse Tracks

To register a complaint with DBPR, contact their agency:

Department of Business & Professional Regulation
(850) 487-1395
1940 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027

DOH shall enforce the FCAA in all facilities not regulated by DBPR.

The FCAA only regulates tobacco/nitcotine smoke/vapor and does not regulate secondhand smoke/vapor from marijuana. Complaints regarding secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke/vapor should be directed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use at

The FCAA does not pertain to mold exposure and poor indoor air quality. For additional information about the health effects of mold exposure, the safe removal of mold, and to file a mold exposure and/or poor air quality complaint, please visit the Department’s Environmental Public Health Mold and Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Program webpages.

How to Report a Violation of the FCAA

To register a complaint about a business that may be in violation of the FCAA, fill out the FCAA Complaint Form or contact:

Florida Department of Health
(800) 337-3742
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-23
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1743

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).
  • If available, provide a telephone number and name of the person in charge of the workplace.