§ 2800.144. Use of tobacco.

 (a)  A residence may permit smoking tobacco in a designated smoking room of the residence.

 (b)  The residence rules must specify whether the residence is designated as smoking or nonsmoking.

 (c)  A residence that permits smoking inside or outside of the residence shall develop and implement written fire safety policy and procedures that include the following:

   (1)  Proper safeguards inside and outside of the residence to prevent fire hazards involved in smoking, including providing fireproof receptacles and ashtrays, direct outside ventilation, no interior ventilation from the smoking room through other parts of the residence, extinguishing procedures, fire resistant furniture both inside and outside the residence and fire extinguishers in the smoking rooms.

   (2)  Location of a smoking room or outside smoking area a safe distance from heat sources, hot water heaters, combustible or flammable materials and away from common walkways and exits.

   (3)  Prohibition of the use of tobacco during transportation by the residence.

 (d)  Smoking outside of the smoking room is prohibited.



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