The U.S. does not have a nationwide federal ban on smoking, so smoking bans are left to be implemented by state and local governments. Below are the laws for the 50 states.

Alabama:

Alabama does not have a statewide smoking ban. Smoking restrictions are left to local governments to administer. The state does have a regulatory measure, the “Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act”, which prohibits smoking in public places and meetings, but allows for separate smoking areas as long as they are enclosed and well ventilated.

Alaska:

No statewide smoking ban. Alaska’s smoking laws require designation of smoking and non-smoking areas. The rest is left up to local governments.

Arizona:

There is a statewide smoking ban in place in Arizona. The ban prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces and smoking that is inside or within 20 feet of the entrance or exit of restaurants and bars.

Arkansas:

Arkansas has a statewide smoking ban in all enclosed public places that excludes bars. There are some exemptions in addition to bars, such as tobacco stores and workplaces, and workplaces that have fewer than three employees.

California:

California has a statewide smoking ban in all enclosed public places with a few exceptions. Some California cities have even more strict restrictions.

Colorado:

There is a statewide smoking ban in Colorado. The ban is in place for all enclosed workplaces, bars, restaurants, and other public spaces. There are several exemptions such as certain designated areas and tobacco stores, cigar shops, etc.

Connecticut:

Connecticut has a statewide smoking ban for enclosed workplaces including restaurants and bars. There exemptions include places such as cigar bars and public housing projects. .

Delaware:

Delaware has a statewide smoking ban in all enclosed workplaces, which includes restaurants, bars, and casinos.

Florida:

Florida has a statewide smoking ban that excludes bars. Also exempt are private residences, tobacco shops, and certain designated smoking areas.

Georgia:

Georgia has a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and some workplaces. Exempt are certain designated areas that are properly ventilated, including restaurants and bars where no one under 18 is allowed. Other exemptions include tobacco stores and private residences.

Hawaii:

Hawaii has a statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi enclosed workspaces, restaurants, and bars. Exempt are tobacco stores and designated areas such as in hotels and nursing homes.

Idaho:

In Idaho there is a statewide smoking ban in all restaurants and some workplaces. Exemptions include bars, private clubs, tobacco stores, etc. and ventilated break rooms in workplaces that have less than 5 employees.

Illinois:

Illinois has a statewide smoking ban in place which prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces, restaurants, bars, and casinos and smoking within 15 feet of those places. Certain designated places in tobacco stores, nursing homes, and private residences make exception.

Indiana:

Indiana does not have a statewide smoking ban. Indiana does have the Clean Indoor Air Law, which prohibits smoking in government buildings, retail grocery sections, non-smoking areas in restaurants, and schools. More stringent regulation is left to local governments.

Iowa:

Iowa has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all workplaces including restaurants and bars. Also included are certain outdoor areas such as in schools, restaurants, and government parks. Exemptions include tobacco stores, private clubs, casinos, and hotels/outdoor areas where smoking is allowed.

Kansas:

Kansas has a statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, which includes bars and restaurants. Exemptions include casinos, tobacco stores, designated smoking areas, etc. The rest is left to local governments.

Kentucky:

Kentucky does not have a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in government buildings, universities, and the state capitol, but that’s it. The rest of the regulations rest on local governments.

Louisiana:

Louisiana has statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in all public places, including schools, restaurants, and workplaces. Bars are exempt from this smoking ban.

Maine:

Maine has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all workplaces, restaurants, bars, and other public places. The law makes several exemptions, such as designated areas for smoking.

Maryland:

Maryland has a statewide smoking ban in place. Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places, workplaces, restaurants, bars, private clubs, and public transportation. The law exempts certain private residences and vehicles and areas designated for smoking.

Massachusetts:

A statewide smoking ban is in place. Smoking is banned in all enclosed public spaces, workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Exempt are places like hookah bars, tobacco stores, private clubs, etc.

Michigan:

Michigan has a statewide smoking ban in place. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, including outdoor patios in restaurants and bars. The law exempts cigar clubs and tobacco stores, and casino floors. Stricter regulations are left to local governments.

Minnesota:

Minnesota has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces including restaurants, bars, and public transportation. Exemptions are generally places that are designated for smoking.

Mississippi:

Mississippi does not have a statewide smoking ban. The state does have a Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in government buildings and universities. Stricter regulations are left to local governments.

Missouri:

Missouri does not have a statewide smoking ban. The state has a Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, workplaces, and public meetings. The law allows for designated smoking areas. Stricter regulation is left to local governments.

Montana:

Montana has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars.

Nebraska:

Nebraska has a statewide smoking ban, prohibiting smoking in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Stricter regulation is left to local governments.

Nevada:

Nevada has a statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars that serve food. Exempt are establishments such as bars and casinos where minors are prohibited.

New Hampshire:

New Hampshire has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in bars, restaurants, and most workplaces. Certain places are exempt, such as private clubs, motel and hotel rooms, and rehabilitation clinics that allow smoking.

New Jersey:

New Jersey has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Exempt are city parks, tobacco stores, and other designated areas.

New Mexico:

New Mexico has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces, restaurants, bars, and within 50 feet of entrances to these buildings. Exempt are such places as casinos, cigar bars, private clubs, etc.

New York:

New York has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, bars, and construction sites. Exempt are designated hotel rooms, private clubs, cigar bars, etc.

North Carolina:

North Carolina has a statewide smoking ban that prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, and in some workplaces. Government buildings are prohibited, but exempt are such places as private clubs, cigar bars, and designated areas in hotels.

North Dakota:

North Dakota has a statewide smoking ban that excludes bars. Smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces, with exemptions being tobacco stores, bars, designated hotel rooms, and other designated areas where there are no children present. Local governments are free to impose greater restrictions.

Ohio:

Ohio has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workspaces, restaurants, and bars. Private clubs, tobacco stores, and other designated areas are exempt.

Oklahoma:

Oklahoma does not have a smoking ban. Smoking is generally prohibited in most enclosed workplaces restaurants, and hotels, but permitted in bars, private clubs, family owned business, and other exempt places.

Oregon:

Oregon has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Smoking is also prohibited within 10 feet of the entrances to these places. Exempt are cigar bars and other designated smoking areas.

Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania has a statewide smoking ban which excludes casinos and bars. Designated areas in hotels, smoke shops, and other designated areas are exempt as well.

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Exempt are places such as cigar bars, tobacco stores, and outdoor areas.

South Carolina:

South Carolina does not have a statewide smoking ban. South Carolina does have a Clean Indoor Air Law which prohibits smoking in schools, childcares, health care buildings, government buildings, public transportation, and public theaters. Each of these places can have designated smoking areas, and local governments are free to impose greater restrictions.

South Dakota:

South Dakota has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Cigar bars, tobacco shops, and certain designated hotel rooms are exempt.

Tennessee:

Tennessee has a statewide smoking ban that excludes bars. Also exempt are certain designated areas for smoking such as outdoor patios, hotel rooms, tobacco industry facilities, nursing homes, and private clubs.

Texas:

Texas does not have a statewide smoking ban. Texas’ smoking law prohibits smoking in public schools, theaters, elevators, libraries, museums, hospitals, and public transportation. Smoking areas can be designated. Local governments can regulate more strictly.

Utah:

Utah has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Designated hotel and motel rooms are exempt, so are businesses where only the owner is present, and Native American cultural ceremonies.

Vermont:

Vermont has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Exempt are businesses that only have the owner present, and are not open to the public. Also, businesses with separate, ventilated smoking areas are exempt, as long as ¾ of the employees agree to the smoking area.

Virginia:

Virginia has a statewide smoking ban in schools, elevators, public transportation, hospitals, government buildings, and healthcare buildings. Regulations are in place to allow for separate, ventilated smoking areas for restaurants and bars. Exempt are places like private clubs and tobacco stores.

Washington:

Washington has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all public places and places of employment, and is prohibited within 25 feet of these places. Exempt are private workplaces and residences. Local governments can impose stricter regulations if needed.

West Virginia:

There is no statewide ban in West Virginia. Smoking is generally prohibited in schools, public transportation, non smoking sections and places where a no smoking sign is displayed, and mines. Local governments are free to impose stricter regulations.

Wisconsin:

Wisconsin has a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces, bars, restaurants, and lodgings. Smoking is also prohibited in proximity to these establishments. Exempt are tobacco establishments, nursing homes, and private residences. Also exempt are casinos in Native American reservations.

Wyoming:

Wyoming does not have a statewide smoking ban. Smoking is only prohibited in places where it could cause an explosion. Local governments are free to impose stricter regulations.

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