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Complaint Summary and Enforcement Action Status (Updated Weekly)

Each week a summary report is posted on this page that includes the status of enforcement actions (first available with the February 7, 2010 summary report), recorded requests for information, and reported complaint data on potential noncompliance with the N.C. Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars law. Reported complaint dates details are shared with local health departments, which are authorized to enforce the law with businesses. Please keep in mind that a complaint is not a confirmed violation of the law.

Summary Report: October 06, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Previous Reports:

Status of Enforcement Actions in Response to Non-Compliance with the North Carolina Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law (S.L. 2009-27)

County Business Name Street Address Date of Enforcement Action* Status of Enforcement
N/A: None to report from 10/06/14 - 10/12/14

All reported violations of the law as listed above (those establishments receiving official warning letters or administrative penalty letters) were verified and documented by the county's Local Health Department. Local Health Departments may inspect businesses for violations without a complaint.

* Date of Enforcement Action - Date of the written notice of violation sent to the establishment by the local health director.

 NOTE: Violation(s) of the law by the business has the following penalties:

  • First Violation: Written notice to the person named in violation and advisement of action to be taken in the event of subsequent violations. 
  • Second Violation: Written notice to the person named in violation and advisement of administrative penalties to be imposed for third and subsequent violations. 
  • Third and Subsequent Violations: Administrative penalty of not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) to the person named in violation. Each day on which a violation of this law or rules occurs may be considered a separate and distinct violation.

 


DHHS, Website, and Complaint Totals

Data Type and Date Range Totals
Weekly requests for information on the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch / smokefree.nc.gov website (Dates: 10/06/14 - 10/12/14). Hits: 7,588*
Page Views: 4,224*
Requests for information on the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch / smokefree.nc.gov website (Dates: 10/23/09 - 10/12/14). Hits: 4,178,166*
Page Views: 1,128,558*
Weekly statewide number of complaints reporting a business with a potential violation of the law (Dates: 10/06/14 - 10/12/14). 2†
Weekly statewide number of businesses named in one or more complaint(s) of a potential violation of the law (Dates: 10/06/14 - 10/12/14). 2†

NOTE: Once there are validated violations of the law, the details will be posted per county on this website, including the name and address of the business that is not in compliance. 

Secondhand smoke is a serious public health hazard, and the public has the right to know which businesses are not in compliance. 

* Neither Hits nor Page Views is a human headcount of web site "traffic".

  • The hits metric is a count of all files that load (the web page, graphics, etc.) when a page is requested. One request for a web page could theoretically produce an infinite number of hits.
  • The page views metric is a count of web page documents (e.g., htm, html, asp, aspx, pdf, etc.) defined as pages (which can vary by server) requested by the user. Pages that may have already been cached by a user's machine are not counted; therefore, page views is not likely to be a complete count of requests.

A reported complaint is not necessarily a violation until it has been validated by the Local Health Department.


Number of Complaints and Number of Businesses Named in Complaints Per County

County Weekly Number of Complaints Number of Businesses Named In Complaints
Alamance 0 0
Alexander 0 0
Alleghany 0 0
Anson 0 0
Ashe 0 0
Avery 0 0
Beaufort 0 0
Bertie 0 0
Bladen 0 0
Brunswick 0 0
Buncombe 0 0
Burke 0 0
Cabarrus 0 0
Caldwell 0 0
Camden 0 0
Carteret 0 0
Caswell 0 0
Catawba 0 0
Chatham 0 0
Cherokee 0 0
Chowan 0 0
Clay 0 0
Cleveland 0 0
Columbus 0 0
Craven 0 0
Cumberland 0 0
Currituck 0 0
Dare 0 0
Davidson 0 0
Davie 0 0
Duplin 0 0
Durham 0 0
Edgecombe 0 0
Forsyth 0 0
Franklin 0 0
Gaston 0 0
Gates 0 0
Graham 0 0
Granville 0 0
Greene 0 0
Guilford 0 0
Halifax 0 0
Harnett 0 0
Haywood 0 0
Henderson 0 0
Hertford 0 0
Hoke 0 0
Hyde 0 0
Iredell 0 0
Jackson 0 0
Johnston 0 0
Jones 0 0
Lee 0 0
Lenoir 0 0
Lincoln 0 0
Macon 0 0
Madison 0 0
Martin 0 0
McDowell 0 0
Mecklenburg 0 0
Mitchell 0 0
Montgomery 0 0
Moore 0 0
Nash 0 0
New Hanover 0 0
Northampton 0 0
Onslow 1 1
Orange 0 0
Pamlico 0 0
Pasquotank 0 0
Pender 0 0
Perquimans 0 0
Person 0 0
Pitt 0 0
Polk 0 0
Randolph 0 0
Richmond 0 0
Robeson 0 0
Rockingham 0 0
Rowan 0 0
Rutherford 0 0
Sampson 0 0
Scotland 0 0
Stanly 0 0
Stokes 1 1
Surry 0 0
Swain 0 0
Transylvania 0 0
Tyrrell 0 0
Union 0 0
Vance 0 0
Wake 0 0
Warren 0 0
Washington 0 0
Watauga 0 0
Wayne 0 0
Wilkes 0 0
Wilson 0 0
Yadkin 0 0
Yancey 0 0
Totals 2 2

 

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