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SmokeFreeNC Complaint Summary and Enforcement Action Status (Updated Weekly)


Smokefree Housing N.C.

SmokeFreeNC (Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law)

Tobacco Free Colleges N.C.

Tobacco Free Schools N.C.


Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Logo and Link Welcome to the North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch web site. Advocates and professionals will find information about evidence-based ways to reduce the toll of tobacco use on N.C. communities and to promote tobacco-free living. There is also information for anyone who is trying to quit using tobacco in the Quitting Tobacco section.

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in North Carolina (PDF, 176 KB) and the United States. The good news is WE KNOW WHAT WORKS and we are making steady progress in North Carolina and the nation. We work on this complex public health problem by building support for proven strategies to:

Infographic: Top 5 things the smokefree law has done for N.C.

Infographic: Top 5 things the smokefree law has done for North Carolina.

January 2, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina's Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law!

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking, 50th Anniversary: It’s been more than 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General first announced that cancer and heart disease are caused by cigarette smoking. See more.

Factoids from the Report

Local Government Toolkit

Local Government Smoke-Free Implementation Toolkit Smoke-Free Toolkit: Resource for Local Governments The state law (G.S. 130A-498 external link) went into effect January 2, 2010, giving local governments clear authority to further regulate smoking on local government grounds and in enclosed public places.