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Smoke Free Clayton

On July 1, 2010, Clayton became smoke free. The city amended the 1988 ordinance that limited smoking in certain public areas. The health of Clayton residents, the visitors who patronize Clayton businesses and the employees who work in the community was the motivation behind adopting the new smoking ban ordinance. Under the new ordinance, smoking will be prohibited in all enclosed public places with the following exceptions:

  • Private residences
  • Private clubs of non-profit organizations that do not allow the general public and do not allow "membership" upon payment of a nominal fee
  • Private or semi-private rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Retail establishments where more than 70 percent of sales includes tobacco and tobacco-related products
  • No more than 20 percent of Clayton hotel rooms
  • Outdoor public dining areas
  • Cigar bars in operation prior to the enactment of the ordinance.

Violation of the smoking ban is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or incarceration of 90 days or less.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Clayton's Economic Developer Gary Carter at 314-290-8467.