POSTING OF SIGNS
The Person, Employer, Business
or nonprofit entity with legal or
actual control of a building
subject to this ordinance shall
clearly and conspicuously post
“No Smoking “ signs at entrances
of every building, as well as
every other place where smoking
The Following Window Decals
are available Free of Charge at
City Hall, Chamber of Commerce,
and the County of Marin (while
City of Novato
Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining
Committed to Providing Clean Air in Novato
CREATE A SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE
The following are a few suggestions to undertake to effectively make your restaurant
smoke-free, and ensure the smoothest transition possible for both your employees and
Talk to your staff about the new smoke-free ordinance which regulates
secondhand smoke in outdoor areas, and certain indoor areas.
o Explain that the new law prohibits smoking in all outdoor dining areas and a
minimum of 20 feet around those areas.
o Make sure your staff is aware that health concerns are the reason for the
o Train your staff on what they need to do to enforce your new policy – what
to say to customers who wish to smoke. Make sure you focus on the new
law and the health aspects and benefits of going smoke-free. Do not focus
on the smoker.
o Create a written policy and ask your employees to sign a copy for their file
to ensure that there are no opportunities for misunderstandings.
o Have material on hand about cessation classes and support for any of your
smoking staff who express an interest in quitting.
Prepare your property
o Make sure that you have removed all ashtrays, matchbooks and other
smoking paraphernalia that might encourage smokers to light up in your
patio area. Place any ash receptacles a minimum of 20 feet away from the
main entrance and outdoor dining areas to set the boundaries. Offer gum
or mints as an alternative to smoking.
o Post no smoking signs wherever possible,