North Carolina Public Health Law

Smoking in Public Places: Webinar Series

September, 2009 to February, 2011

In January 2010, a sweeping new statewide law governing smoking in public places went into effect. It prohibits smoking in most restaurants and bars and grants expanded authority to local governments to regulate smoking in many other public places. In an effort to get detailed implementation information about this new law out to local governments as quickly as possible; the School of Government collaborated with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health to develop a five-part webinar series. The first three webinars were overview webinars designed for three particular audiences--local health directors, public health staff and county attorneys. The fourth webinar focused on enforcement strategies and the fifth on the expansion of local authority to regulate smoking in public places. Thanks to generous grant funding secured by the Division of Public Health, we are able to offer free access to archives of all five webinars. Materials referenced by the speakers during the programs are also provided below.


Overview for Local Health Directors
Overview for Health Department Staff
Overview for Local Government Attorneys
Enforcement Strategies
Local Authority to Regulate Smoking in Public Places