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Employers in North Carolina must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
In North Carolina smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of bars and restaurants and long-term care facilities, with specified exceptions.
Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.
Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.
Posting requirements: A person who manages, controls or operates a restaurant or bar where smoking is prohibited must post signs clearly stating that smoking is prohibited.
The signs must be posted at each public entrance at a height and location easily seen, be at least 24 square inches in size, be in legible font type, and display the Division of Public Health's toll-free complaint line telephone number and the state government's smokefree website.
The owner, manager or operator of a long-term care facility Where smoking is prohibited must conspicuously post signs that smoking is prohibited inside the facility. The signs may include the international "no smoking" symbol.
No smoking areas: Smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of bars and restaurants. The definition of a restaurant is a food or lodging establishment that prepares and serves drink or food as regulated by the Commissioner for Public Health.
Smoking is prohibited in long-term care facilities, which include adult care homes, nursing homes, and skilled nursing facilities.
Permitted smoking areas: Smoking may be permitted in: