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					US States that have a policy that prohibits
smoking some distance from entrance/exits,
windows and ventilation.

Source: American Lung Association: Tobacco Policy Project/State Legislated
Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
http://slati.lungusa.org/default.asp


Arizona

GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No

Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in almost all public places and workplaces, including restaurants and
bars. "Public place" is defined as any enclosed area to which the public is invited or permitted,
see statute cited below for a detailed list. Exemptions include: 1) private residences except
when used as a licensed child care, adult day care or health care facility; 2) up to 50 percent
of hotel/motel rooms; 3) retail tobacco stores as defined that are physically separated, so that
smoke does not infiltrate into areas where smoking is prohibited; 4) veterans and fraternal
clubs as defined when they are not open to the general public; 5) smoking as part of a Native
American religious ceremony; 6) outdoor patios as long as smoke does not enter into places
where smoking is prohibited; and 7) smoking as part of a theatrical performance. By rule,
smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of entrances/exits, windows and ventilation intakes
to public places and places of employment, excluding outdoor patios.

Colorado

GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited (non-public workplaces with three or fewer employees
exempt)
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar-tobacco bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No



Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in almost all indoor areas, including most places of employment,
restaurants, bars and casinos. See Colorado Revised Statute section 25-14-204 for a detailed
list. Smoking is also prohibited within 15 feet or other distance specified by local communities
of entryways to indoor areas where smoking is prohibited. This does not apply to: 1) private
homes, private residences and private automobiles except if any such home, residence or
vehicle is being used for child care or day care or if a private vehicle is being used for the
public transportation of children or as part of health care or day care transportation; 2)
limousines under private hire; 3) up to 25 percent of hotel/motel rooms rented to guests; 4)
any retail tobacco business; 5) a cigar-tobacco bar as defined; 6) an airport smoking
concession; 7) the outdoor area of any business; 8) a place of employment that is not open to
the public and is under the control of an employer that employs three or fewer employees,
provided that employees who request to work in a smokefree work area shall be provided with
one; 9) a private non-residential building on a farm or ranch that has annual gross income of
less than $500,000; and 10) designated smoking areas for residents of assisted living facilities
and their guests, provided the area is fully enclosed and ventilated. The owner or manager of
a place not specifically listed or exempted may post signs prohibiting smoking or limiting it to
designated areas, which shall have the effect of including the place/area in the list of indoor
areas where smoking is prohibited.

Hawaii

GRADE: A

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No



Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed and partially enclosed places open to the public, including
all restaurants and bars, see section 328J-3 for a detailed list. Smoking is also prohibited in all
enclosed or partially enclosed areas of places of employment, and enclosed or partially
enclosed areas and in seating areas of sports arenas, outdoor arenas, stadiums, and
amphitheaters. Smoking is also prohibited within a presumptively reasonable minimum
distance of 20 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that
serve an enclosed or partially enclosed area where smoking is prohibited. Exemptions include:
1) private residences, except when used as a licensed child care, adult day care, or health
care facility; 2) 20 percent of hotel/motel rooms rented to guests as specified; 3) retail
tobacco stores as defined, provided that smoke from these places shall not infiltrate into areas
where smoking is prohibited; 4) private and semiprivate rooms in nursing homes and long-
term care facilities as specified; 5) outdoor areas of places of employment; 6) all areas
covered by this chapter when smoking is part of a production being filmed; and 7) state
correctional facilities, provided that smoking is only allowed by employees and volunteers of a
correctional facility in an area outside the secure confines of the facility restricted from access
by inmates.

Illinois

GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No

Public Places
No person shall smoke in a public place or in any place of employment, including restaurants,
bars and casinos or within 15 feet of any entrance, exit, window that opens or ventilation
intake serving a public place or place of employment. See the definitions of public place and
place of employment in the statutes cited below for more details on locations covered.
Smoking is still allowed in: 1) private residences or dwelling places, except when used as a
child care, adult day care, or healthcare facility or any other home-based business open to the
public; 2) retail tobacco stores as defined; 3) private and semi-private rooms in nursing
homes and long-term care facilities under specified conditions; 4) up to 25 percent of
hotel/motel rooms subject to certain conditions; 5) enclosed laboratories, not open to the
public, in an accredited university or government facility where smoking is exclusively
conducted for the purpose of medical or scientific health-related research; and 6) Common
smoking rooms in long-term care facilities operated under the authority of the Illinois
Department of Veterans' Affairs as specified. The definition of smoking in the law does not
include smoking that is associated with a native recognized religious ceremony, ritual, or
activity by American Indians that is in accordance with the federal American Indian Religious
Freedom Act.

Ohio

GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No
Public Places
Smoking is prohibited and no proprietor shall permit smoking in a public place or place of
employment as defined. Smoking is also prohibited in areas immediately adjacent to entrances
and exits of public places and places of employment. Smoking is still allowed in: 1) private
residences, except during the hours of operation as a child care or adult care facility for
compensation, or a home-based business when specified; 2) up to 20 percent of sleeping
rooms in hotels, motels and other lodging facilities; 3) family-owned and operated places of
employment in which all employees are related to the owner as specified; 4) nursing homes
subject to certain conditions; 5) retail tobacco stores that make more than 80 percent of their
gross revenue from the sales of tobacco products; 6) outdoor patios as defined; and 9) private
clubs with no employees.

Oklahoma

GRADE: D
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Restricted
Private Workplaces: Restricted
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Restricted
Bars: No provision
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: Yes
Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in many indoor places used by or open to the public, all parts of a zoo to
which the public may be admitted, whether indoors or outdoors and on public transportation.
Exceptions are made for: 1) licensed charitable bingo games during their hours of operation;
2) up to 25 percent of hotel/motel rooms, 3) retail tobacco stores as defined; and 4) veterans'
organizations. If smoking is to be permitted in any space exempted, such smoking space must
either occupy the entire enclosed indoor space or, if it shares the enclosed space with any
nonsmoking areas, the smoking space shall be fully enclosed, exhausted directly to the
outside with no air from the smoking space circulated to any nonsmoking area, and be under
negative air pressure so that no smoke can drift or circulate into a nonsmoking area when a
door to an adjacent nonsmoking area is opened. Air from a smoking room shall not be
exhausted within 15 feet of any entrance, exit or air intake. Smoking is also allowed in
separately enclosed and separately ventilated areas/rooms in government and private
workplaces and restaurants. The state legislature by adopting this act intends to preempt any
other regulation promulgated to control smoking in public places and to standardize laws that
governmental subdivisions may adopt to control smoking. Cities and towns may enact and
enforce laws prohibiting and penalizing conduct under provisions of this act, but the provisions
of such laws shall be the same as provided in this act and the enforcement provisions under
such laws shall not be more stringent than those of this act


Oregon
GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No
Public Places
No person shall smoke in a public place or place of employment, including restaurants and
bars. “Public place” means any enclosed indoor area open to the public. Smoking is also
prohibited within 10 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes to
public places and places of employment. The following areas are not subject to these
restrictions: 1) up to 25 percent of hotel/motel rooms, 2) smoking of noncommercial tobacco
products for ceremonial purposes in spaces designated for traditional ceremonies, 3) smoke
shops as defined and 4) cigar bars as specified and defined


Washington
GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: Yes
Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in virtually all public places, including restaurants, bars and non-tribal
casinos. "Public place" is defined as that portion of any building or vehicle used by and open to
the public, regardless of whether the building or vehicle is owned in whole or in part by private
persons or entities, the state of Washington, or other public entity, and regardless of whether
a fee is charged for admission, and includes a presumptively reasonable minimum distance of
25 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an
enclosed area where smoking is prohibited. A public place does not include a private residence
unless the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster care, adult care, or
other similar social service care on the premises. This chapter is not intended to restrict
smoking in private facilities which are occasionally open to the public except upon the
occasions when the facility is open to the public. See statute citation for a specific list of what
are classified as "public places." Stronger local ordinances are preempted by state law (see
note below.)

Wisconsin

GRADE: I
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Restricted
Private Workplaces: Restricted
Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Restricted
Bars: No provision
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
Retail Stores: Restricted
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No
Public Places
Smoking is prohibited in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, including
restaurants, taverns and private clubs. Smoking is still allowed in: 1) private residences; 2)
rooms in assisted living facilities that are used by one person or by two or more persons as
specified; 3) a retail tobacco store as defined in existence on or before June 3, 2009 that
allows only the smoking of cigars and pipes; and 4) a tobacco bar as specified and defined
(see Bars section). Smoking is also prohibited in certain outdoor locations, including sports
arenas, bus shelters and public conveyances. Local communities are not allowed to pass laws
prohibiting smoking in certain outdoor locations, see paragraph below.
WI STAT. ANN. § 101.123 (2010).
Local Laws on Smoking:
Counties, cities, villages, towns or school districts can pass ordinances or adopt policies further
regulating smoking indoors or outdoors. However, if they regulate outdoor smoking, the
ordinance/policy may apply only to public property under the jurisdiction of the county, city,
village, town or school district. Such ordinance shall provide that the person in charge of a
restaurant, tavern, private club or retail establishment subject to the ordinance may designate
an outside area that is a reasonable distance from any entrance where customers, employees,
or persons associated with the place may smoke. The ordinance can not define "reasonable
distance" or set a specified number of feet from the entrance where smoking can happen

District of Colombia

GRADE: A
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars and allows for an economic hardship waiver)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption: No
Public Places A property owner or ground-floor commercial tenant has the authority to post
signs on their property stating that smoking is not permitted on public space within a specified
distance from and abutting the building wall. That distance shall not be greater than 25 feet or
the distance to the far side of the adjacent public sidewalk, if any, whichever is less. Signs will
not apply to sidewalk cafes unless the sign has been posted by, or with the consent of, the
owner or operator of the sidewalk café. No specific penalties mentioned for violation.
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