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WI Smoking Ban

Wisconsin's Statewide Smoking Ban - Effective July 5, 2010

The City of Neenah has adopted the Statewide Smoking Ban, Wis. Stat. 101.123. 

For purposes of enforcing the smoking ban in the City of Neenah, the following definition shall apply instead of the definition found in state statutes:

"Enclosed place" shall mean all space between a floor and ceiling that is bounded by walls, doors, or windows, whether open or closed, covering more than 50% of the combined surface area of the vertical planes constituting the perimeter of the area.  A wall includes any retractable divider, garage door, or other physical barrier, whether temporary or permanent.  A 0.011 gauge screen with an 18 by 16 mesh count is not a wall.

For more information on the smoking ban, please visit the following websites:
Wisconsin Better Smoke-Free
Tavern League of Wisconsin

Specific questions pertaining to the Smoking Ban can be directed to the following:

  • Jim Quast at Commerce (608)266-9292
  • Kyle Pfister at H&FS (608)266-2720
  • Chris Blythe at DOJ (608)266-0180


Outdoor Smoking Areas
Businesses that would like to construct an outdoor smoking area in which alcohol will be allowed must apply for an Outdoor Extension of their Liquor License, which is available from the Clerk's Office.