According to the U.S. Surgeon General, secondhand smoke is a cause of lung cancer and coronary heart disease, and there is no risk-free level of exposure. Currently, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive smokefree laws. No state has approved comprehensive smokefree laws since 2012.
- Map and Information on Nationwide Progress Towards Passing Smokefree Laws
- State Laws Prohibiting Smoking in Government Buildings, Private Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars (pdf)
- State Laws Restricting Smoking by Location – provides detailed information on the strength of each state’s smoking restrictions.
- See Your State’s Laws
- See How Your State Measures Up
- Factsheet on Secondhand Smoke’s Health Effects
- Help advocate for smokefree workplaces
Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing
Secondhand smoke seeping into apartments, condominiums and other multi-unit housing is just as toxic and hazardous as in being exposed in public places and workplaces. Here are some Lung Association materials that may be helpful.
Looking for information on local laws on smoking? Try an organization called Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.
Questions? Please contact us.
Page last updated: July 26, 2023