Effective February 2011, the Virgin Islands Smoke-free Act prohibits smoking in virtually all areas open to the public and protects individuals from involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. Smoking is prohibited in the following: any enclosed/ exposed public areas (health care facilities, restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts, beaches, parks, educational facilities, etc.) any outdoors services (i.e. restaurants on the boardwalk/waterfront on St. Croix and/or businesses/restaurants on Main Street/Red Hook, St. Thomas) or waiting in line (i.e. food vans). Smokers must be at least twenty feet away from any opening of an establishment (windows, doors, ventilation systems).