Dayton Smoke-Free Ordinance To Go into Effect on November 6 
City of Dayton Becomes 33rd City in Kentucky to Implement a Smoke-Free Ordinance

DAYTON, Ky. — Business owners in the City of Dayton will soon be receiving packets of information from the City and the Northern Kentucky Health Department outlining how they should implement the new city-wide smoke-free law in the City.

On November 6, Dayton will become the 33rd Kentucky city and the first Campbell County city to implement a comprehensive city-wide smoke-free ordinance. 

“We were asked to enforce the new ordinance in establishments that we inspect, and the Board of Health agreed,” said Steve Divine, Northern Kentucky Interim District Director of Health. “We congratulate the Dayton City Council in taking this important step to improve the health of the community.”

Smoking will be completely prohibited indoors in any Dayton building or place of employment where the public is invited or permitted, such as offices, hotels, factories, churches, bars, restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys and stores starting November 6.

“We are very pleased that city council responded to the need of our community to take positive steps for health,” said Karen Finan, CEO and President, OneNKY Alliance. “We applaud and thank the Dayton City Council for their vote to protect the health of all Dayton employees by making workplaces smoke-free.”

The Breathe Easy coalition provided information and education to city council that led up to the passage of the comprehensive workplace ordinance in September.


The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 420,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health, and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit